Artificial insemination is a process in which sperm is inserted into woman’s cervix synthetically in hope of conceiving a child. There are few things that couple should know about the procedure. Before the procedure they should talk to the doctor about the advantages and disadvantages of artificial insemination.
Knowing the cost becomes important for the couple before starting this procedure. The cost of the fertility drugs, cost of the procedure and cost of the stay in the hospital will be paid by the couple only.
After your decision of artificial insemination woman has to undergo certain physical examination in order to make sure that she is in good health to conceive. There are many reason for not conceiving like age, cystic fibrosis, endometriosis, thyroid disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and ovulation disorders are a few of the most known causes of the infertility.
Woman will be given a cycle of fertility drugs which she has to take in the beginning of the menstrual cycle in order to make several eggs rather than the one egg a woman normally releases per month.
Sometimes males are unable to produce sperm in such case a sperm donor is utilized. Pictures of the donor as children will be presented to the candidate for her choosing. No other information like name or other personal information is given to the recipient, as a standard protocol.
If woman have met all the requirements for having procedure performed, doctor schedules the appointment. The donor chosen must not ejaculate for five days prior to the procedure so that he can produce higher number of sperms. Once the semen has been given, the laboratory will liquefy the sperm at the room temperature for 30 minutes and then a chemical is added to it to separate active sperms from inactive sperms. Then the main procedure is done. Then active sperms are collected and placed into the catheter and after this put into the uterus. The whole process takes around one to two hours. The artificial insemination has proved very helpful with the couples who are finding it difficult to conceive a child. It helps in the problem with the low sperm count and other problems like endometriosis and ‘unreceptive cervical mucus’ in the female. This problem helps as the procedure aims to rectify these problems by depositing the sperm right into the cervix or the uterus. If the quality of eggs is not good then this procedure will not help and the couple have to opt for the in-vitro fertilization with donor eggs. There are many types of artificial insemination that suits you and is also suggested by your doctor. After a short rest women can get back to work.