Insemination Procedure

Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that places sperm in the uterus during ovulation. The man’s sperm is washed which separates active sperm from the other fluid in semen. The sperm are placed in a thin catheter which is inserted through the cervix and into the uterus to improve chances of fertilization. IUIs can be done with or without medication for ovulation induction.

Artificial Insemination

In the case of low counts or hostile cervical mucous, a semen sample is produced at the time of insemination. The specimen is centrifuged to concentrate the sperm and separate active sperm from the other fluid in semen. The sperm are placed in a thin catheter which is inserted through the cervix and into the uterus to supply the maximum number of healthy sperm close in proximity to the egg.

Donor Insemination

In cases of severe problems with male infertility, there is the opportunity to choose a donor semen specimen. This is a safe, completely anonymous process with specimens free of sexually transmitted diseases and inherited genetic diseases. We work with various sperm banks and can provide you with the necessary information. You are also able to use a known donor if you prefer.

We are registered with the following sperm banks. If you find another sperm bank you would prefer to use, please send us their information.

Fairfax Cryobank

Cryogenic Labratories

California Cryobank

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF is a process in which the sperm and egg are combined outside of the body in a lab. We no longer perform IVF at Women’s Health Care but we refer our patients to various reputable centers in the area. We are also able to do the necessary satellite monitoring needed for IVF to save you travelling time if needed.

Contact Waukesha OBGYN's Dr. Laura Epperson, Dr. Dana Akiya and Dr. Elizabeth Thompson for Insemination Procedure Options for couples in SE Wisconsin