This is the most basic but straightforward fertility treatment centred on maximising the chance of fertilisation by having sexual intercourse at the precise time of ovulation. The time of ovulation can be predicted accurately using urine, blood test, ultrasound examination or by triggering the process using HCG injection. The fertility team will give you advice and guidance on the precise timing of intercourse relevant to your particular situation.
This fertility treatment involves placing washed, prepared and concentrated sperm into the womb using a small tube passed through the neck of the womb (cervix). Thus the fastest swimming sperm with the best shape and size is made available as close as possible to the site of fertilisation in the fallopian tube.
Success rate can be improved by ensuring regular ovulation by administering ovulation inducing medications; and by carrying out insemination at the moment of timed ovulation.