IntraUterine Insemination is a type of artificial insemination and involves using sperm from the father or a donor, which is washed and inserted in the mother's womb. IntraUterine Insemination (IUI) requires several stages, starting with a hormonal treatment that is meant to stimulate the production of ovules.
How Long after IUI Should Implantation Occur?
The date for the IntraUterine Insemination will be established judging by the date of the ovulation. When the IUI is performed, the implantation will not occur immediately. It takes between 6 and 12 days for the embryo to be implanted in the uterus.
Consequently, a pregnancy test performed immediately after the IUI will not show a positive result, as the implantation hasn't taken place yet. During the 6 to 12 days of waiting time, the patient should try to be relaxed and may perform normal activities, because these won't affect the outcome of the IUI.
12 to 14 days after the IUI, a pregnancy test may be taken. If the implantation is successful, the test is very likely to be positive. In approximately 10 percent of cases, the test can be negative, even if the implantation has occurred.
How Many IUIs Should One Try before Moving to IVF?
The number of IUIs taken before moving to IVF will be decided by the patient and the fertility doctor. Three to four IUI procedures with Clomid that are not successful should be replaced with cycles on injectibles. If more than four cycles of injectibles fail, the patient may move to IVF.