Pregnancy Test After IUI
You have undergone the IUI treatment and now eagerly waiting to take the pregnancy test and get positive results. Knowing when to take a pregnancy test after the IUI procedure and what happens after IUI Day By Day is important because it can help you determine whether the treatment was successful and whether you are pregnant.
Taking a pregnancy test at the right time can help you get accurate results and avoid unnecessary stress or confusion. It can also help you plan for your pregnancy and make any necessary lifestyle or medical changes to support a healthy pregnancy.
When to Take A Pregnancy Test After IUI
Pregnancy test after IUI thereby pays a crucial role. There are no chances of pregnancy before implantation, and it may take time to produce HCG and detect pregnancy after the implantation. Therefore, it is advised to wait for at least 14-15 days or two weeks to conduct the test.
If the test marks are negative, you will miss your next period and be asked to test again. But, if the test is marked positive, then the doctor will monitor the hormones and advise on the course of required medications.
What are the Different Ways to Take Pregnancy Test After IUI?
There are two different ways to conduct pregnancy test after IUI –
Pregnancy Test at Home
A home pregnancy test is one of the most common methods to detect the hCG hormone produced by the placenta after fertilizing an egg. There are multiple easy-to-use test kit options available at supermarkets or drugstores that can help.
Pregnancy Test at Aastha Fertility Lab
Another best way to detect pregnancy is to have a blood test done, known as an hCG test, at Aastha Fertility’s laboratory. One of the major drawbacks of home test kits is that they sometimes do not measure the lower hCG levels, and beta hCG tests can accurately measure the levels of hCG in the blood.
Why Wait For 2 Weeks To Take Pregnancy Test After IUI?
To understand the 14 days gap between the IUI procedure and the pregnancy test, you need to know about what happens after IUI day by day.
First Phase (Day 1-2) – Ovulation and Sperm Injection
in IUI, tested and washed sperms are directly inserted into the uterus for implantation. But, the sperm is of no use in female reproductive organs unless there’s an egg for fertilization. Therefore, IUI is done during ovulation, or patients are given egg-release medications to increase the treatment’s success rates.
Second Phase (Days 3-10) – Egg Fertilization
Now, after the sperm fertilizes the egg, the fertilized egg then needs to travel to the uterus for implantation from one of the fallopian tubes, and this “Fertilization to Implantation” process usually takes around 9-10 days or sometimes 6-12 days.
Third Phase (Days 10-14) – The rise in hCG Levels
Once the implantation is done, the mother’s body will start producing hCG to help sustain a pregnancy.
Fourth Phase (Days 15-28) – Fertilization Day / Testing Day
The 15th day is the fertilization day; from this day onwards, the fertilized egg is impenetrable. This is, therefore, the correct time when women can take a pregnancy test, as after 12-14 days of the procedure, hCG levels are high enough to detect pregnancy.
What Are Early Pregnancy Symptoms After IUI?
Some common pregnancy symptoms that you might experience after IUI is-
- Swollen or painful ovaries
- Breast tenderness
- Implantation bleeding
- Food cravings
If you are uncertain about when to take a pregnancy test after undergoing IUI, or if you have any other inquiries related to your fertility treatment or pregnancy, it is advisable to consult with your Fertility Experts. They can offer you the most precise and current information and advice.