Hormone stimulation with donor sperm IUI-D
Most women who are treated with donor insemination have normal fertility. Therefore it is often easy to obtain pregnancy.
Treatment with donor insemination may be performed on different ’levels’.
Level 1: The woman finds out when the time of ovulation will be by using an ’ovulation test’ daily in the days preceding ovulation. The insemination is performed the day after the test becomes positive. This method is only recommended for women with a regular menstrual cycle of 26-30 days.
Level 2: The growth of the follicle is monitored by ultrasound scanning. When the follicle (and thus the oocyte) is ready an injection for ovulation induction is given. Insemination is performed approximately 38 hours later.
Level 3: Mild hormone stimulation is given. The purpose is to develop 2-3 oocytes. Ultrasound scanning, ovulation induction and insemination are as for Level 2.
Hormone stimulation Level 3
In most cases, mild hormone stimulation is given in the early part of the menstrual cycle. The purpose of the hormone stimulation is to make 2-3 follicles grow in the ovaries. The most common form of hormone treatment is clomiphene citrate 50 mg twice daily from cycle day 3-7. In some cases additional hormone injections with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH or hMG) is given on cycle days 8-10.
If your menstrual cycle is very long, the aim of the hormone stimulation is to make one or two follicles grow.
Women with PCOS (PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome) often do not develop follicles when treated with clomiphene tablets. In these women, it may be necessary to induce follicle development with daily injections with FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone). The injections are normally given for 10-20 days.
Ovulation induction (Maturation injection)
When the follicle is ready, you should take an injection with hCG (Ovitrelle® or Pregnyl®) for ovulation induction. Ovulation takes place approximately 38 hours later.
Normally the injection for ovulation induction is taken in the evening. The precise time is arranged with our secretaries. The insemination is performed in our clinic approximately 38 hours later, close to the time where ovulation occurs.
Overview over IUI-D treatment
Ultrasound image of a mature follicle (Egg).
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