A low cost – yet widely successful – fertility treatment option is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Also known as artificial insemination using donor sperm, IUI is a fertility procedure with a 20 to 30 percent success rate.
IUI Using Donor Sperm
A broad spectrum of patients can achieve a successful pregnancy through IUI using donor sperm.
Primary candidates are:
- Opposite sex couples suffering from male factor infertility
- Single women
- Lesbian women
All sperm donors are thoroughly screened and quarantined for preferential selection.
A reputable sperm bank gives recipients of donor sperm very specific information about donors to help find a perfect match.
Donor profiles include:
- Higher education
- Physical characteristics
- Blood type
- Other specific information requested by patients
Indiscriminate IUI Fertility Doctor
Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs – Senior Partner of Fertility Centers of Illinois – is a non-judgmental fertility specialist providing conventional as well as alternative methods of fertility treatments to all patients. The Doctor’s IUI treatment plans are focused around reducing every patient’s physical, emotional and financial toll during their quest to have a baby.
- No personal or religious judgments
- No restrictions on interracial couples
- No restriction on sexual orientation
- No restrictions on marital status
At Fertility Centers of Illinois, IUI procedures using donor sperms are performed 7 days a week. IUI is the placement of a concentrated amount of motile sperm specimen directly into a woman’s uterus. The goal is to increase the number of sperm reaching and fertilizing an egg.
IUI takes approximately one hour to be performed in the doctor’s office and requires no anesthesia – similar to a Pap smear. IUI treatment is perfectly timed with ovulation whether or not fertility medications are used.
- After her natural cycle has been regulated, the woman’s egg production is stimulated through the administration of oral fertility medications (Clomid or Femara)
- Multiple egg follicles will be produced during one monthly cycle
- The doctor regularly monitors the growth of the woman’s egg follicles through ultrasound imaging and blood tests
- Once the egg follicles have reached a mature stage, ovulation is induced using a medication – the hCG trigger injection
- The hCG injection is performed at home on a set time/date to facilitate the timing of ovulation and insemination of the sperm at the IUI procedure
- On the day of the IUI procedure, the frozen donor sperm specimen is thawed and prepared
- Usually two IUIs are performed after the hCG trigger injection – between 12 and 36 hours – to increase the chance of pregnancy in a single cycle
- Progesterone is prescribed daily via suppository to help prepare the woman’s uterine lining for implantation of the fertilized egg – the embryo
- A pregnancy test is scheduled on a date prescribed by the doctor through a blood draw
Typically, pregnancy success occurs between 3 to 6 IUI cycles. Women in their advanced reproductive years – late 30s and early to mid-40s – may require more IUI cycles or choose advanced treatments, such as IVF using donor sperm. Pregnancy rates decline rapidly in a woman’s 40s – even using IVF with donor sperm.
Acclaimed IUI Fertility Clinic
Contact Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs and learn how IUI using donor sperm can help you come closer to parenthood. The Doctor is the Senior Partner of Fertility Centers of Illinois, an acclaimed fertility clinic having 10 clinic locations and 2 IVF centers located throughout Chicagoland. After you consult with Dr. Jacobs, you can choose from all locations to pursue IUI treatment plan. Schedule your initial consultation by clicking the icon below – or – call 888.325.7389.