Insemination IUI

If your fallopian tubes are not blocked, and if the sperm quality is acceptable (more than 2 mil/ml), it makes sense to try 3-6 inseminations.

Insemination involves injecting sperm into the uterus through a thin catheter at the time of ovulation. You’ll have an ultrasound scan to find the exact time of ovulation.

If you have a referral from your family doctor, IUI treatment is free of charge.

Are you already receiving IUI treatment here?

If you already receive IUI treatment at the clinic and want to start IVF/ICSI treatment, you’ll get a discount of DKK 2,000 on a single treatment and DKK 6,000 DKK on a contract for 3 treatments (see price list). The reason for this is that we’ve already carried out the investigations and therefore already know which will be the optimal treatment for you.

This offer is valid only if the woman is under the age of 40, and the treatment is for the first child.

Donor sperm from Aagaard Skejby Cryobank

At Aagaard Klinik we have our own sperm bank, Aagaard Skejby CryoBank. If you are receiving fertility treatment with us, you can buy sperm straws from Aagaard Skejby CryoBank. 

Buying sperm straws from Aagaard Skejby CryoBank saves you the cost of delivery and it also reduces the risk of damage during transportation. In addition, you don’t have to pay the handling fee of DKK 250 that is added for handling sperm from a different sperm bank.

Aagaard Skejby CryoBank delivers sperm of the very highest quality. As the only sperm bank in Denmark, Aagaard Skejby CryoBank tests all donors for high-risk HPV and the extent of DNA fragmentation. See our list of donors and order sperm straws here.

You can also download our folder about insemination with donor sperm.

TREATMENT WITHOUT STIMULATION

This treatment involves simply monitoring with ultrasound scan the one egg cell maturing every month. Once the egg cell has grown to 18 mm in diameter, an ovulation-triggering injection is given. The actual insemination is carried out 1-2 days later. If you want more detailed information, don’t hesitate to contact the clinic. 

Day of cycle IUI treatment in an unstimulated cycle
1. On day 1 in your cycle you book an appointment for day 11 of your cycle.
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11. An ultrasound scan shows if the egg cell is large enough (it must be 18 mm or more before the ovulation-triggering injection is given). If the egg cell is not big enough yet, you book another appointment for a scan and the insemination is postponed a few days. NB! The scan can also be made on day 9 or 10 of your cycle.
Approx. 12. Injection of ovulation-triggering drug.
Approx. 13. First day of insemination (that is, the day after the injection).
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Approx. 28. Pregnancy test about 14 days after the last day of insemination. You contact the clinic, and if the test is positive, you book an appointment for an ultrasound scan 3 weeks later (that is, week 7 of your pregnancy). Read more here.

Treatment with stimulation

In this treatment, the ovaries are stimulated to mature several eggs by means of hormones. Hormone treatment usually consists of a combination of tablets and injections. If you want more detailed information, don’t hesitate to contact the clinic.

Day of cycle IUI treatment in a stimulated cycle
1. On day 1 of your cycle, you book an appointment for day 3, 4 or 5 of your cycle to have an ultrasound scan and start up hormone treatment.
... Scan, and you start taking Pergotime tablets.
3. Pergotime
4. Pergotime
5. Pergotime
6. Pergotime
7. Pergotime
8. Start injecting Gonal-f/Menopur/Puregon.
9. Injection of Gonal-f/Menopur/Puregon.
10. Injection of Gonal-f/Menopur/Puregon.
11. Scan to measure the size of the egg cell (it must be 18 mm or more before ovulation-triggering injection is given). If the egg cell isn’t large enough yet, you book a new appointment for a scan and the time for insemination is postponed a few days). NB! The scan can also be carried out on day 9 or day 10 of the cycle.
Approx. 12. Injection of ovulation-triggering drug.
Approx. 13 First day of insemination (that is, the day after the ovulation-triggering injection).
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Approx. 28. Pregnancy test about 14 days after last day of insemination. You contact the clinic, and if the test is positive, you book an appointment for an ultrasound scan 3 weeks later (that is, week 7 of your pregnancy). Read more here.

Sperm sample

On the day of the insemination, the partner must supply a sperm sample before 8.00 in the morning. The sperm will be washed (gradient centrifugation), and the most active sperm cells will be used for insemination, which will take place later the same day; the exact time of insemination will be scheduled to suit you.