Out of the various ARTs available, Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is a trusted and conservative fertility treatment. The main principle is that concentrated sperm is introduced directly to the uterus during the IUI procedure. When selected and processed, healthy sperm is placed so close to unfertilized eggs, the chances of pregnancy for patients dealing with infertility increase.
The IUI is a safe fertility treatment and enjoys success rates, and the most commonly expressed concern is how IUI affects the chance of having twins. This blog will learn more about IUI and the risk of multiple pregnancies.
Potential Complications of a Twins Pregnancy
IUI addresses infertility and gives patients a greater chance of becoming pregnant. Multiple pregnancies are a known risk factor of fertility treatments. At first, it looks like a bonus to have multiple children with a single treatment, but there are medical risks associated with a multiples pregnancy, such as:
- Premature labour
- Low birth weight
- Gestational diabetes
- Placental abruption
Does IUI increase the chances of twins pregnancy?
At ZIVA fertility centers, we educate our patients about what will happen during treatment and how their specific fertility treatment plan may affect the chance of multiple pregnancies.
Ovulation monitoring of the female partner is a crucial step. We monitor the woman’s ovaries and follicle growth and keep track of luteinizing hormone levels to determine the time of ovulation. IUI is done a couple of days after ovulation. On the designated day, concentrated sperm (pre-processed in the laboratory) will be inserted into the uterus via a flexible catheter. IUI brings the sperm close to a woman’s eggs so that fertilization is easier, and there is no alteration of any other part of ovulation or conception.
Fertility Drugs and Twins
The main cause for increased chances of twins in IUI is fertility medications. Medication is given to women to stimulate the ovaries and increase egg production before IUI treatment. The procedure of IUI alone does not increase the risk of twins, but the use of fertility medication increases the chances that the patients may have multiple pregnancies.
During ovulation, if multiple mature eggs are released, it is more likely that more than one egg will be fertilized, thus resulting in twins or multiples. A couple undergoing straight IUI treatment is just as likely to have twins as a couple conceiving naturally. But we tell our patients about this occurrence beforehand and take a judgement call to determine whether fertility medication is a good option for their IUI treatment plan.
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