How to Improve IUI Success Rates
To improve IUI success rates, you can consider the following measures:
Think about IUI while you’re still young
One study reveals that to improve artificial insemination success rates, couples might need to have it before the woman reaches the age of 35.
Results show that the pregnancy rate in women under the age of 35 is 26%. This is significantly higher than the rate in women ages 35 to 40 years old, which is only 16.5%. Women over 40 had the lowest pregnancy rate of only 1.2%.
Because it’s hard to consider having artificial insemination while you are still young, regular consultation with your doctor will help. With regular check-ups, you will be able to detect fertility problems early on and the doctor can present treatment options for you immediately.
Have a long talk with your doctor about fertility medications
Some women, especially those who are over the age of 35, are advised to take fertility medications to promote “superovulation.” Superovulation boosts the chances of getting pregnant because it allows the woman’s ovary to release more egg cells.
Here’s an interesting note: Some studies suggest that the type of fertility medication can also affect the success rate of artificial insemination.
In one trial, the researchers found that a low-dose human menopausal gonadotrophin (hMG) is “superior” to clomiphene citrate (CC). They arrived at that conclusion after the women who took hMG presented a higher clinical pregnancy rate than women who had CC.
On the other hand, different research showed that the two medications had “no significant difference.”
Either way, these studies indicate that fertility medications are important, so don’t hesitate to discuss this in detail with your doctor.
Consider having IUI twice per cycle
To improve IUI success rates, you might need to have artificial insemination twice per cycle.
One research shows that women who had artificial insemination once (before ovulation) only had a pregnancy rate of 7%.
When the researchers looked into the rate of women who had insemination twice (before and after ovulation), they noted that it was higher at 26.3%.
Rest after IUI
According to reports, there is an on-going debate about whether or not a woman should get up after artificial insemination.