This treatment can use your natural cycle or may involve the gentle stimulation of your ovaries to produce a maximum of 3 follicles (fluid-filled sacs in the ovary which usually contain an egg). Usually, both fallopian tubes need to be open for this treatment to be most effective.
Donor sperm may be provided by a known donor or may be purchased from reputable websites recommended by our clinic. Donor sperm must be screened for infectious diseases and if purchased from abroad will already have been frozen, quarantined and the donor re-tested after a period of six months.
Artificial insemination by your partner requires a fresh sample of the partner’s sperm on the day of insemination. The sperm is prepared and concentrated prior to putting it into the cavity of the womb using a fine catheter (intra-uterine insemination). For success, the fallopian tubes must be open. We ensure the female partner is ready to ovulate by scanning the ovaries. The insemination is then timed with ovulation.
Donor insemination is carried out when sperm are completely absent or if they carry a genetic disorder. Donors are carefully screened and matched to the physical characteristics of the patient. A discussion regarding the implications of donor insemination is recommended with the counsellor to ensure you are both comfortable.
Semen is prepared and concentrated prior to placement in the uterus using a fine catheter (intra-uterine insemination). For success, the fallopian tubes must be open. We ensure the female partner is ready to ovulate by scanning the ovaries. We then time the insemination with ovulation.