The best timing of IUI procedure
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Hana - March 12

Hello, Dr Jacobs.

My husband and I are going to have our first IUI attempt this week. We are not using any medications this time. I have just started using OPKs this morning.

My doctor told me to use an OPK at 6 in the morning and soon as it comes out positive, come in the office at 8 to collect sperm, and get our IUI done at 10 after washing and processing the sperm.

From my understanding, After an OPK comes out positive, I am supposed to have my ovulation within the next 24 to 36 hours.

So is this timing of IUI effective? I am just worried whether the washed and processed sperm could still stay alive for such a long time.

By the way, My husband has a low sperm count and 50% motility.

Thank you very much.

 

Barry Jacobs, M. D. - March 12

A positve ovulation predictor kit does not truly predict ovulation. It is a test for the hormone LH, which usually causes the follicle to rupture and release the egg - ovulate. In infertile women, it is not uncommon to go through all the hormonal changes of ovulation without releaseing the egg. There are a number of publications in the literature with data indicating that IUI without stimulating ovaries using an FSH product produces no better pregnancy rates than no treatment, at all.
Good luck.

 

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