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Things You Should Know When Comparing IUI and IVF



The world we live in today has become polluted to a great extent which is a major reason for causing health issues. A lot of people are unable to keep up with the healthy lifestyle hence, often end up facing some critical health problems. There is a usual dilemma that is being faced by a lot of couples who have difficulties while conceiving is to whether undertake IUI treatment or IVF treatment.

IUI treatment is basically intrauterine insemination that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The prime aim of IUI is to enhance the number of sperms that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization. Whereas, IVF treatment is a process of fertilization where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body and this process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s body removing an ovum or ova from the woman’s ovaries and fertilize them in a liquid in the laboratory. The fertilized egg undergoes embryo culture for 2-6 days and is then transferred to the same or another woman’s uterus with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy.

These processes have been found to be the most effective ones that make possible for a woman to bear a child even if she is unable to undergo a long and natural process of 9 months pregnancy. It is a dream of every woman to bear a healthy child and unfortunately, there are increasing number of women in the society whose bodies do not support this natural process. But science has made it easy for the families to be able to give birth to a child by undergoing simple procedures. Couples looking for a good fertility treatment often go for IUI treatment that is less invasive and less intrusive than the IVF.

IUI can be useful for couples who are having trouble conceiving due to not the natural reasons but the reasons such as their work or travel schedules which keep the couples apart from their most fertile days of the month. The procedure will help the couples to improve the chances of conception. There are a lot of people who do not understand that like IVF many women who undertake the IUI procedure are given hormones or medication to persuade ovulation. This sometimes results in the release of more than two eggs in a given cycle and therefore, enhances the chances of having twins or multiples. It depends on the couples how many babies they desire to have with the one-time process.

Usually, people have a misconception about IVF, that it is a time-consuming process. But that is not so, with the advancement of IVF technology patients can undergo treatment with minimal disruptions in their daily routines. Moreover, the treatment can be completed in half a day which is about the same amount of time undertaken in taking a sample for the IUI process. The money for each procedure depends upon the concerned doctor or the hospital where the course would take place.