IUI Babies vs Normal Babies
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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.
According to an Indiatimes.com report on Infertility in India, around 10% to 15% of couples struggle with infertility issues, where they cannot conceive naturally or have difficulty holding a baby in the womb for too long. Infertility can be due to multiple reasons, which include:
- Female Infertility, which includes fallopian tube blockage, abnormalities in the uterus or irregular ovulation.
- Male Infertility includes low sperm count, poor sperm quality or blockage in the reproductive system tubes.
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These causes of infertility prevent the sperm from reaching the egg, which raises problems with fertilisation. Therefore, infertility treatments like IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) increase the chances of fertilisation and further successful chances of pregnancy.
However, there is always confusion about IUI babies vs normal babies, as people often think that infertility treatments like IUI may increase the risk of abnormalities in the babies. If you also have heard this myth or fictional story associated with this myth or are confused about whether normal delivery will be possible after IUI, then you need to know the facts as well.
All the fertility treatments, like IUI or IVF, result differently in different patients, as each body is unique, and so are their problems and requirements. IUI help a couple struggling with male factor infertility, cervical factor infertility or unexplained infertility reasons.
Since fertility treatments are subjective to each body type, the assistance of an expert fertility specialist is required to guide through safe and assured infertility treatment. Our fertility specialists at Aastha Fertility Center in Jaipur ensure customised fertility treatments for each patient to increase their chances of pregnancy success and assist them mentally and emotionally throughout the treatment for the best outcomes.
If you’re also confused and misaligned with the myths related to IUI and normal babies, our experts have the clarity for your doubts. Let’s dig into the details to know more.
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Overview of IUI And IUI Pregnancy
IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) involves inserting the sperm directly into the uterus during the most fertile days of the cycle. All couples who cannot conceive naturally due to low sperm mobility or count, unexplained infertility reasons or endometriosis can benefit from IUI.
The procedure can be conducted with or without medications, depending on the patient’s conditions and body requirements. Moreover, during IUI pregnancy, the woman is monitored at regular intervals to check for the progress of the pregnancy. If IUI is successful, the rest of the journey will be similar to natural pregnancy, and women will face the same symptoms as in natural pregnancy, such as morning sickness, mood swings, fatigue and others.
Direct insertion of the sperm helps eliminate the hurdles which might be preventing the sperm from reaching the egg during ovulation, which increases the chances of fertilisation. However, discussing the fertility treatment options with the medical professional to determine whether IUI is the best resort for the individual case is important.
Difference Between IUI and Normal Babies
After reading and finding out the overview of IUI and IUI pregnancy, it can be concluded that after the success of IUI or in the subsequent phases of implantation after IUI, the pregnancy behaves similarly. Moreover, babies conceived through the IUI are as healthy as normal babies or babies conceived through a normal pregnancy. They have the same cognitive and physical abilities; no evidence proves a higher risk in IUI than in natural pregnancy.
However, a few risks associated with IUI pregnancy need to be considered before opting for the treatment.
Risks with IUI Treatment
Risk of Multiple Pregnancies
IUI increases the chances of multiple pregnancies as multiple eggs are released during ovulation (fertile window). Since a healthy sperm is inserted into the uterus, there are changes in that more than one egg is fertilised, which increases the risk of multiple pregnancies.
Multiple pregnancies can therefore increase the risk of complications during birth or pregnancy and the risk of premature birth, as the body is usually not prepared to feed more than one child with infertility treatments.
Emotional and Financial Stress
Infertility treatments are often emotionally draining for couples, the reason being:
- Pressure to conceive
- Fear of the treatment and success rates
- A rollercoaster of hopes and disappointments during the procedure
Moreover, infertility treatments also take a financial toll, as they are often expensive due to the use of machinery, preservations and observations. Medical insurance policies also usually don’t cover infertility treatments, making opting for couples challenging.
Aastha Fertility offers low-cost IUI in India, helping couples increase their chances of pregnancy at an affordable cost.
Is Normal Delivery Possible After IUI?
Reports have claimed that there is no difference between IUI and normal babies. IUI just helps overcome the hurdles that may impact fertilisation, thereby helping with increased chances of pregnancy. Normal delivery after IUI is possible, as all the other steps, symptoms or procedures after the treatment are similar to normal pregnancy.
If, due to some risk factors C-Section during delivery is considered, then a few risks can be associated with the natural conception in future.
Note – Risks in IUI increase after C-Section and are not due to the IUI procedure.
Cost of IUI vs Natural Pregnancy
The cost of IUI in India varies from INR 10,000 to INR 2,50,000 per cycle, depending on the patient’s health and medical history. Moreover, the cost of natural pregnancy in India varies from INR 8000 to INR 25000 or even more, and C-Section during delivery also costs between INR 20,000 to INR 25,000.
IUI is a popular infertility treatment that helps couples conceive after infertility issues. The success rate of IUI in India varies between 10% to 20% and further varies on the patient’s health and condition. However, couples considering IUI need to know that babies with IUI and normal pregnancies are the same and have no higher risks of cognitive or physical abnormalities.
If you’re struggling with infertility and looking for a treatment to increase the chances of pregnancy, our specialised fertility experts at Aastha Fertility Center will help you. Schedule a free online consultation with our fertility experts to learn about the process or difference between IUI and Normal babies.