How Much Will the Average IUI Procedure Cost?

Dr. Randy Morris

How Much Will the Average IUI Procedure Cost?

Dr. Randy Morris

IUI procedure

IUI – intrauterine insemination – is commonly 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 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

Average IUI Procedure 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.

Dr. Randy S. Morris – founder and Medical Director of IVF1 – has been successfully specializing in IUI procedures since 1992. IUI is performed within the comfort and warmth of Dr. Morris’ patient rooms and requires no anesthesia

IUI Stimulation of Egg Follicle Growth

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 Dr. Morris determine the prime time to induce ovulation via hCG injection administration.

IUI Procedure Artificial Insemination

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.

On the scheduled day for IUI, the woman’s male partner will produce a sperm specimen through masturbation either at home or in one of Dr. Morris’s patient rooms. The sperm specimen is then washed and prepared using special viability enhancement solutions.

If frozen donor sperm is being used for the IUI, the intended specimen is retrieved, thawed, washed and prepared in a laboratory setting using special viability enhancement solutions.

After the semen specimen is washed and prepared, a highly concentrated amount of sperm is inserted into the woman’s uterus using an insemination catheter.

Advantages of IUI Procedure

The preparation and insertion of the sperm via the IUI Procedure increases the chance of pregnancy because a highly concentrated amount of morphologically normal, mobile and active sperm are placed directly into the woman’s uterus.

Usually 2 X IUI inseminations are performed after the HCG ovulation release injection – between 12 and 36 hours after administration – to increase the chance of conception.

IUI provides a low cost infertility treatment alternative for increasing a woman’s chance of pregnancy. Increase your chances of having the baby you have been hoping for with the help of Dr. Morris and IUI. Click below to schedule a consultation or call 630.357.6540.