Understanding Intrauterine Insemination

What exactly is intrauterine insemination or IUI? IUI is a type of fertility treatment that has been very successful for many families. You may be familiar with the term artificial insemination, which involves placing sperm into the female reproductive tract. Intrauterine insemination is the most common and current form of artificial insemination. What differentiates IUI is that the sperm are placed directly into the uterus, so it is a more targeted and direct form of artificial insemination. There’s less distance for sperm to travel, which greatly increases their chance of fertilizing an egg. By being closer to the fallopian tubes, more sperm are better positioned for the best possible outcome.…

Endometriosis

Endometriosis Awareness Month is an international health observance that takes place every March. Endometriosis is a disorder of the female reproductive system; however the effects of this disease can touch everyone in the family, regardless of gender or age. It occurs when the internal endometrial tissue starts growing outside of the uterus, spreading into other portions of the pelvic area. This abnormal tissue growth can be painful, and can lead to other complications. Here are some things to know about endometriosis: It is one of the leading causes of infertility among women. It is a common condition, affecting approximately 5 million women in the United States and 1 in 10…