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Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Insemination at IVI

IVI is a chain of high technology assisted reproduction clinics, who have facilities throughout Spain, in cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Santander and Valencia, as well as in Lisbon, Portugal, and in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Panama and India. They offer a wide range of fertility treatments and assisted reproduction, including IVF and egg donation, and can boast a 90% success rate (meaning 90% of the women they treat become pregnant).

One of the services you can get if you travel to one of IVI’s locations is artificial insemination. This can be a good route to pregnancy for all kinds of women and couples, and can be done using either sperm from a partner, or donated sperm. Here, we take a look at what the process of artificial insemination at IVI involves, and who it is best for:

How Does It Work?

Artificial insemination is a process whereby first, treatment is administered to make the female produce more eggs (or ova) than she normally would. This process takes about 12 days, and means that rather than your usual one egg a month, you will produce more, boosting your chances of one of them becoming fertilised. Of course, this can lead to multiple pregnancies which is why there are more instances of twins or triplets when this kind of fertility treatment is used. In the case where a woman has no fertility problems herself but does not have a male partner and wants to use artificial insemination from a male donor, this step isn’t always necessary.

Once the eggs are fertile, the semen to be used is prepared. This means that only the most mobile sperm cells with the best chance of fertilising an egg are chosen. This is why the results obtained in IVI with artificial insemination where the male partner has low sperm motility are very good.

The prepared sperm is then applied directly into the uterus using a speculum (this is no more uncomfortable than a smear test). This will be done after ovulation has been induced. You then have the best chance of one of your eggs being fertilised by the sperm, and leading to a successful pregnancy.

Who Is It Right For?

Artificial insemination using your partner’s sperm can offer a better chance of conception than the natural method in most cases, and is well suited to older women who have been having trouble conceiving, cases where there is a male factor causing conception problems, abnormalities in the cervix, or cases where both partners have been tested and the reason they have been unable to conceive is still unknown.

Artificial insemination using donated sperm can be a good solution for single or lesbian women (at IVI, your sexual orientation is never asked) who would like a baby, or for couples where the male is sterile or has a genetic condition you don’t want passed down to your children.

Artificial insemination is not suitable if the fallopian tubes don’t work – in that situation, IVF is the best option.

Artificial insemination has helped many people all over the world get the baby they longed for, so if you are considering it, it is well worth talking to the experts at IVI.

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