I am going to have an insemination. When should I make an appointment?
Your doctor will advise you to schedule your appointment for the 9th up to the 10th day of your menstrual cycle if the insemination will be carried out without stimulation (natural menstrual cycle).
If the insemination will be carried out with light stimulation, you should schedule your appointment for the 3th up to the 5th day of you menstrual cycle.
Important:The first day of your menstrual cycle is considered to be the day when you have clear bleeding. If your menstruation has come in the afternoon or during the night, the first day of your menstrual cycle is considered to be the next day.
What kind of examinations will I have?
In order the growth of the follicles to be tracked, you will have to come to the hospital for regular ultrasound examinations.
Your visits to the clinic will continue until your dominant follicles reach dimensions indicating impending ovulation.
Before the procedure:
Your doctor will tell you when the insemination will be performed and when you should have an injected of hCG which will enable the final stage of the egg maturation.
The injection is applied into your gluteal area. Usually, this happens one day prior to the day of your insemination. It is not obligatory for you to have this manipulation done into the clinic, although our obstetricians and nurses are available for you to perform the manipulation.
You can have this manipulation performed at another medical center if it will be more convenient for you.
Before the procedure you and your partner need to have been tested for AIDS, Wasserman, Hepatitis B and C; the test are valid for 3 months prior to the day of your insemination.
You must have filled in and signed an informed consent for the procedure, which will be given to you in the Manipulation room in the hospital (the first room with the glass door next to office №1 in the Central foyer).
After your last check-up before the insemination and according to the instructions given by your physician, you need to schedule the day for the procedure at the Registration Desk.
If on the day scheduled for your procedure, your follicles have not rupture, we proceed to a second insemination (re-insemination) on the following day.
In the meanwhile, during these days the sperm survival rate is examined after the sperm have been processed in the laboratory.
Where are the insemination procedures performed?
The procedure is performed in office №7 (Manipulation room by the main entrance of the hospital). The insemination procedure is completely painless and it feels like in a regular gynecological examination. It lasts a few minutes, after which the woman remains on the gynecological chair for about another 10 minutes. At the discretion of the physician you may be scheduled for additional therapy until the time when you will have the pregnancy test.
When to do a pregnancy test?
You can do the urinary pregnancy test on the 15th day after the procedure.
You can do the blood pregnancy test on the 11th to the 14th day of the procedure.
No matter what the outcome of the procedure is, let us know whether the insemination has been successful or not, and make an appointment for comments with your physician.
Before the procedure your partner should have had:
- microbiological analyses with ejaculate: valid 30 days prior to the insemination;
- tests for Hepatitis B and C, AIDS, Wasserman: valid for three months before the procedure.
On the day of the insemination:
An important requirement is your partner to have had sexual abstinence for a period of 2 to 5 days before the procedure.
He will be called in the hospital (usually in the morning between 8:00 and 8:30) to give sperm. The semen is obtained by masturbation in special rooms.
Before giving semen material the man has to comply with the following:
- empty bladder;
- mandatory washing of hands and genitals;
The semen material is collected in a sterile container and given to a biologist from the andrology laboratory where it is processed and prepared for the procedure. A small part of it is removed so that the sperm survival rate can be examined after certain treatment.
Important:If on the day of the insemination ovulation in the woman does not occur, the man must still give semen on the following day for re-insemination.