Fertility treatment overview: What are your options?
Fertility treatment means that you need external help to achieve a pregnancy. There are different types of fertility treatments, which depends on the underlying cause of infertility. Possible treatments are OI, IUI, ICSI, IVF and FET.
Depending on the cause of infertility, the following types of treatment may be recommended by your fertility specialist.
Ovulation induction (OI) can be used if a woman is not ovulating or not ovulating regularly. It involves taking hormone medication (tablets or injections) to stimulate ovulation. The response to the hormones is monitored with ultrasound and when the time is right, an injection is given to trigger ovulation (the release of the egg). Timing intercourse to coincide with ovulation offers the chance of pregnancy.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves insertion of the male partner’s (or a donor’s) sperm into a woman’s uterus at or just before the time of ovulation. IUI can help couples with so-called unexplained infertility or couples where the male partner...