What does insemination involve?

 

Insemination consists of depositing sperm inside the uterus (intrauterine insemination). It is a simple, quick technique (taking just a few minutes). It is practically painless. It is an office procedure, so patients do not require admission to the clinic or anesthesia. A single insemination per cycle is sufficient if performed at the proper time, that is, at the moment of ovulation. To do this, a series of ovulation controls are needed with ultrasound and urine and blood tests to determine the day of ovulation as exactly as possible.

On the day of insemination, the sperm sample is thawed and specially processed in the Andrology Laboratory (Reproductive Medicine Department). After this process is complete, the spermatozoa can be deposited inside the uterus. After insemination, the patient rests for 10-15 minutes. That day we recommend some rest, avoiding immersion baths and sexual relations. The next day she can resume her normal life, although she should avoid overexerting herself. In the days after insemination, a little spotting or mild abdominal pain sometimes occurs. This is not important as long as it is mild.

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