What should you know before starting a cycle of insemination?
It’s important to collect all the informations about the process, that you can get by:
- An Interview with gynaecologist specialised in Assisted Reproduction that would explain the guideline for medication to induce ovulation, how ultrasound controls are carried out, potential risks, etc.
- An Interview with counsellor specialised in Assisted Reproduction. Counselling is important to face the emotional changes during treatment and to have a positive experience for patients whatever the outcome is. This visit is optional.
- Administrative information about techniques prices.
What you need to do if during the treatment you have doubts or problems?
Instituto Marquès offers patients a phone number, so they can locate every day at any time, and talk with a Specialist in Reproduction.
What tests are request before to start an artificial insemination treatment?
Doctors and biologists need to know some Patients’ data . These are the main tests:
- Ultrasound: to confirm that the uterus and ovaries are ready to start the treatment.
- Hysterosalpingography: to confirm permeability of the fallopian tubes. It is necessary that at least one of them is perfectly functional.
- Hormones analysis.
- Spermiogram (semen analysis) to evaluate the possibility to use the sample on the oocytes in the fallopian tubes.
Should I sign a consent form before to start?
Yes, it is a legal requirement for a couple to sign a specific consent of the Assisted Reproduction technique, which would be performed.
They sign that they have been properly informed about medical, biological, legal, ethical and economical aspects, and that they understand and accept them. The medical team of Institut Marquès is always willing to clarify any doubts that patients may have.
What are the risk factors of an intrauterine insemination?
The main risks are:
- Multiple pregnancy. Approximately there is a 20% to 25% of risk of twin pregnancies, the risk of triplets is very low (<5%), and there is a possibility of an embryo reduction.
- Ectopic pregnancy. It means the implant of the embryo outside uterine cavity. It happens in 2-3% cases after insemination.
- Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. Excessive ovaries enlargement, transudate liquid and distended abdomen. Patients with polycystic ovarian morphology have higher risk.