IUI / Intrauterine Insemination at RBA
IUI (intrauterine insemination), commonly referred to as artificial insemination, is often an efficient and cost-effective means to build your family. Visit RBA for IUI in Atlanta, and throughout Georgia.
At RBA, our top priority is helping you reach your pregnancy potential. We work with you, your lifestyle and your financial situation to plan the best path toward starting a family. Often, the first destination along that path is IUI (intrauterine insemination).
What is IUI (intrauterine insemination)?
IUI – often referred to as artificial insemination – is a fertility treatment in which sperm is placed into a woman’s uterus by an RBA fertility specialist. It’s cost-effective and often successful because it increases the number of sperm enroute to the fallopian tubes, with minimal intervention from our medical team. More sperm makes for a greater chance of fertilization.
Am I a candidate for IUI?
You might be a good candidate for IUI if fertility tests indicate:
- Low sperm count
- Less than optimum cervical conditions, such as the presence of cervical mucus or scar tissue
- Ejaculation dysfunction
IUI at Reproductive Biology Associates
Our doctors and fertility specialists walk you through your IUI journey to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Following is a step by step overview of what to expect during your artificial insemination fertility treatment:
- Consultation with an RBA fertility specialist / fertility testing
- Fertility drugs prescribed
- Ovulation monitored
- Sperm collected (partner or donor)
- Sperm washed and prepared for insemination
- Insemination procedure with an RBA physician
- Post-procedure evaluation and monitoring
IUI: Frequently Asked Questions
How is IUI different from IVF?
IUI is different from IVF (in vitro fertilization) in that, with IUI, additional sperm is introduced into the uterus via catheter, with the embryo ideally being created inside the woman’s body. With IVF, fertilizing an egg with sperm happens outside the uterus, and then the embryo is implanted in the uterus once insemination has occurred. The main difference lies in where the fertilization happens: with IUI, it’s inside the uterus, and with IVF, it’s outside the uterus in the lab.
At RBA, our experienced team of fertility doctors will work with you to choose the best treatment path to pregnancy. Sometimes, that path starts and ends with IUI. Sometimes, further intervention through IVF is needed to assist with pregnancy.
Is IUI painful? Are there side effects?
IUI is typically not painful and has no negative side effects. As with most medical procedures, there is a small chance of infection; but discomfort and infection are atypical side effects of artificial insemination.
How much does IUI cost? Is it covered by insurance?
IUI is one of the most cost-effective fertility treatments available. At RBA, we work with numerous affiliated healthcare providers. However, coverage is subject to the details of individual healthcare plans. For more information, visit our Financial Solutions page.
Choose RBA for IUI in Atlanta, Cumming, Fayetteville, Lawrenceville and Marietta, Georgia
At RBA, we want to help make your dreams of starting a family come true. The first step is bringing your hope – and your questions! – to our team of specialists for an introductory conversation. We’re proud to care for families throughout the state of Georgia.