Is Artificial Insemination Worth The Cost?

Artificial insemination Insemination – medically referred to as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – is prescribed as a first treatment option for women who have been unable to conceive after one year of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. IUI can help increase your chances of having a baby. IUI is generally recommended as a cost-effective method to conceive before moving on to more expensive and physically tasking In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure.

Artificial Insemination Candidates

Artificial insemination is commonly recommended for women in their prime reproductive years – under 35 – who:

  • Have unobstructed fallopian tubes
  • Have a normal uterine cavity
  • Have male partner with a low sperm count or other sperm deficiencies
  • Are using donor sperm

Artificial Insemination Cost

At IVF1, the average cost for an IUI cycle ranges between $300 and $400 using the oral fertility medication Clomid to stimulate the growth of multiple egg follicles. This cost does not include the cost of medication.

Clomid can cost up to $100 per cycle depending on the dosage and whether a brand name or generic is used. The average cost for Clomid per cycle is about $40.

The patient is administered Clomid alone – or Clomid in combination with a low dose of Gonadotropin (FSH/LH) injections – during her cycle to stimulate egg follicle growth.

The development of the patient’s egg follicles are monitored throughout the woman’s egg growth stage of her cycle through regular:

  • Blood level hormone measurements, and
  • Pelvic ultrasounds

These tests help your doctor determine the prime time to induce ovulation via hCG injection administration. When the doctor determines that the patient’s egg follicles have reached an ideal stage of maturation, she is administered an ovulation trigger medication via injection – hCG – in order to induce the release of her eggs.

After ovulation has been induced, the artificial insemination procedure is scheduled. Then, a concentrated amount of sperm is prepared and inserted into the woman’s uterus. This procedure is similar to a Pap smear and does not require anesthesia.

Premiere Artificial Insemination Doctor

Artificial Insemination provides a low cost infertility treatment alternative for increasing a woman’s chance of pregnancy. Increase your chances of conception through artificial insemination with the help of Dr. Randy S. Morris.

Dr. Randy S. Morris – founder and Medical Director of IVF1 – has been specializing in artificial insemination for over 20 years. IVF1 is a high-tech fertility center having a spa-like atmosphere intertwined with friendly, experienced, and individualized patient care. You will be invited into a calming environment encompassing soothing music and an appealing color scheme. IVF1’s ambience has been scientifically designed to reduce your stress and enhance your chances of getting pregnant.

Click the icon below and download a recently published eBook by Dr. Randy Morris – Guide to Fertility Treatment – for more information about your fertility treatment options.

Long distance patients can consult with Dr. Morris through a secured Infertility Video Consultation. To schedule a consultation, please call 630.357.6540.

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