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Intrauterine Insemination West Des Moines IA

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure which involves injecting sperm into a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. IUI may be performed both during a natural (unmedicated) or medicated cycle. During a medicated cycle, the woman receives drugs to help stimulate the ovaries & encourage egg production.

Beverly Louise Belsheim, MD
(515) 223-5466
1226 Grand Ave Ste 100
West Des Moines, IA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1987

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Ellen Beth Roose, MD
(515) 223-5466
1226 Grand Ave Ste 100
West Des Moines, IA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Iowa Lutheran Hosp, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: West Des Moines Obstetrics

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Donald Carleton Young
(515) 222-3060
1371 Nw 121st St
Clive, IA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Barbara Anne Bellaire
(515) 241-2200
6000 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rebecca D Shaw
(515) 241-2200
6000 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Richard John Peirce, MD
(515) 283-0463
2707 Hickory Ridge Dr
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1973
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Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Medical Center Anesthslgsts

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Laura Kay Andreson, DO
West Des Moines, IA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 2002

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Dr.Margaret Livingston
(515) 267-8300
Central Iowa OB/Gyn Specialists, PLC, 5901 Westown Pkwy Suite 240
West Des Moines, IA
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F
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Steven M Johnson, DO
(515) 223-8685
6000 University Ave Ste 300
West Des Moines, IA
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Male
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Ross Valone
(515) 225-7201
1601 NW 114th St # 334
Clive, IA
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M
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg
Year of Graduation: 1973
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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IUI - Intrauterine Insemination

IUI - Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure which involves injecting sperm into a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization.

What is IUI?

IUI is a fertility treatment used to increase the number of sperm reaching the fallopian tubes, therefore increasing the chance of fertilization.

How is IUI performed?

IUI may be performed both during a natural (unmedicated) or medicated cycle. During a medicated cycle, the woman receives drugs to help stimulate the ovaries & encourage egg production.

Ultrasound is generally used to monitor the size of the follicles that will later develop into eggs. hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin), is given to stimulate the release of the ripe eggs from the follicles.

The male partner's semen sample is processed using a centrifuge in order to separate the semen from the seminal fluid.


A catheter is used to inject the washed sperm directly into the uterus. This process maximizes the number of sperm cells that reach the uterus and fallopian tubes and thus increases the possibility of conception.

The IUI procedure is quick and is usually painless.

IUI is performed when...

  • A couple has been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for unknown reasons (generally for a full year)
  • Tests have shown problems with the sperm such as a low sperm count or poor sperm motility
  • Donor sperm is being used
  • The woman has a "hostile cervix" (e.g., cervical mucus is too thick to allow the passage of sperm)

How do I prepare for IUI (aside from medication)?

No special preparation is necessary, beyond that of any woman who is trying to conceive. Here are some tips that might help make you more comfortable:

  • Take a shower in the morning & if you care about having shaved legs - shave them. It's one less thing to think about when you're going through the procedure (and, let's face it, it's hard to help being self-conscious).
  • Take a small package of baby wipes with you.
  • Take something to keep you busy while you wait - a book, magazine, mp3 player, crossword puzzles, etc.

What are the success rates with IUI?

Average success rates for IUI are 10-20% per cycle.

Does anyone really get pregnant on the first cycle?

Actually, yes :-), but since it frequently takes more than one cycle of intrauterine insemination to conceive, you hear more stories about women who tried many times than about those who got pregnant the first time.

Is IUI painful?

Generally IUI is no more uncomfortable than a regular internal exam. If your cervix is tilted, it may be slightly more difficult for the doctor to insert the catheter. Most women report IUI as being completely painless.

Can we have sex after IUI?

Yes. Sexual intercourse after IUI is encouraged.

Will sex after IUI harm my chances of conceiving?

Absolutely...

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