IUI is an option for childless couples to have a baby. The IUI procedure is easy and comfortably done. Even after the procedure and a few minutes of rest, the person can go home to do daily activities.

The entire IUI cycle, starting from the first office visit to the given IUI procedure, can indeed range anywhere from 9-15 days.

The visit for intrauterine insemination does take about 15 to 20 minutes and is generally performed in a doctor’s office or perhaps a clinic. The IUI procedure does itself take about a minute or two and does require no medications or even pain relievers. The doctor or a specially trained nurse does perform the procedure.

The calendar of what the IUI process looks like:

  • Months 1-2: Consultation as well as fertility work-up
  • Day 1: On Day 1 of one’s period, call to schedule one’s Day 3 visit
  • Day 3: The baseline ultrasound as well as and blood work, and the start of medications
  • Days 4-7: Oral medications once per day
  • Day 10: Monitoring visit for both ultrasound and blood-work
  • Day 12: Monitoring visit for ultrasound cum blood work, and trigger shot
  • Day 14: The IUI Procedure
  • Day 28: Pregnancy testing

How long after The IUI does the woman ovulate?

It is difficult indeed to know the exact time that the person will ovulate, but the goal is rather to perform the IUI at or around the time of ovulation. It is still rather possible to get pregnant from an IUI that does occur after the woman has already ovulated.

Sleep pattern after IUI

There is indeed no data to support that sleeping in any particular position after an IUI does affect the outcome.

The best position to sleep in after the IUI happens to be the most comfortable position a person feels so.

What to do following an IUI procedure?

What to do after the IUI procedure?

1. It is important to be comfortable with following one’s daily routine is important. After the insemination process is completed, the doctor will indeed suggest the person lie on one back for some time. After this, the woman comes home and continues following her daily work routine.

2. Relaxing and then keeping calm is necessary.

3. Following a proper diet is recommended.

4. Following doctor’s prescriptions is a good idea.

5. staying active is necessary.

Thus it is obvious that after the procedure and that is after insemination, the person lies down on the back for a while and then gets dressed up and goes home to carry out daily activities. It is therefore a simple aftermath procedure. There could be a few spotting for a day or two after the procedure.


The entire step-by-step IUI process can rather take approximately 2 months, while the procedure itself does take only ~10 minutes.

IUI can indeed be an effective procedure in helping couples achieve pregnancy, especially those who happen to be struggling with ovulatory disorders or perhaps unexplained infertility.

On the whole, the person needs to plan on doing ~3 cycles of IUI before deciding to move on to other fertility treatments.

IUI does increase the likelihood of fertilization as it results in more sperm reaching the area where it meets an egg and thus unites. Even though the cost is less than the cost of IVF, it can indeed still be a barrier for few as it often does not have insurance coverage.

The success rate depends on factors like the condition underlying infertility. A person needs to be aware that taking fertility medications while undergoing an IUI procedure can enhance the risk of multiple births.

IUI is indeed a way for childless couples to fulfill their desire to have a baby.