Implantation After IUI
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Dr. Namita Kotia has been practicing infertility treatment at Aastha Fertility Care since 2010, and during this time, she has helped around 2000+ couples become parents through IVF treatment and also other assisted reproductive technology (ART) methods like ICSI, IUI, GIFT, etc. Dr. Namita provides her patients with the best possible care and treatment options.
Implantation refers to the process in which the fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterus lining and starts producing hormones that signal the body about the start of the pregnancy. Normal implantation happens during the menstrual cycle when an egg is released from the ovaries and travels through one of the fallopian tubes to the uterus. But some issues, including male factor infertility, ovulation disorders, blocked fallopian tubes, and other unexplained infertility issues, hinder normal implantation and highlight the need for ART treatments like Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves implanting sperm directly into the uterus. It increases the concentration of sperm and also reduces the time of insemination, This can be done to increase the chances of fertilization and pregnancy in couples experiencing fertility challenges or to use donor sperm.
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Egg implantation usually takes 6-12 days after the IUI procedure. Meanwhile, it is advised to remain in constant touch with your fertility expert and follow all the tips to improve the success rate of IUI. and keep aware of what happens after IUI day by day
How Long Does It Take For The Egg To Implant After IUI?
Implantation happens within 6-12 days after the IUI procedure. The timeline further depends on the time fertilized egg travels to the uterus through the fallopian tube.
What Are The Symptoms/Sign Of Implantation After IUI?
Implantation symptoms after IUI are much similar to early pregnancy symptoms, so it may be difficult for the patient to identify the same. However, some signs of implantation after IUI are:
- Cramping or Implantation Bleeding
- Increase in Basal body Temperature- Basal body temperature tends to increase around implantation and may be at the peak after implantation.
- Changes in the sense of Smell and appetite
- Changes in cervical mucus
- Tender breasts
- Positive pregnancy test
These all are general symptoms and may vary from individual to individual. Aastha Fertility Experts regularly check all their patients, recording all the symptoms their body is experiencing for increased pregnancy chances.
What Are The Risks Of Implantation After IUI?
Although IUI is considered a safe procedure with a 7% to 10% success rate per cycle, some risks might be associated with the implantation process after IUI.
Failure happens when the fertilized does not attach properly to the uterus lining. It can be due to abnormal embryo development or in-responsiveness of the uterus during implantation.
Ectopic pregnancy happens when the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, possibly in the fallopian tube.
More than one pregnancy is one of the risks of implantation after IUI, and it poses severe life threats to both baby and the mother.
Side-Effects of Medications
Medications given during IUI for ovulation-inducing purposes may also cause side effects, including mood swings, hot flashes, nausea, and headaches.
Read Also: Symptoms of Ovulation
Why Do You Need To Have Professional Guidance After IUI?
IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) is a simple and non-invasive procedure compared to IVF and other infertility treatments. But, it still demands the same professional guidance as your fertility experts need to have precise details about all the after-effects.
Aastha Fertility Experts offers the best professional-expert guidance for all their infertility treatments- monitoring pregnancy at regular and frequent intervals, following up with medication management, addressing and solving the complications, supporting patients emotionally, and providing them with regular details about the next steps and follow–ups.
When assisted by one of our experts, you need not worry about guidance as patients are our top-most priority, and keeping all their health conditions on record, we aim and claim to deliver maximum successful results for a happy and healthy family.
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