What is the difference between IUI and IVF? Which one should I go for?

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The difference between  IUI and IVF is:


In IUI, fertilization takes place internally – inside the woman’s womb. That is, the sperm is injected into the woman’s uterus. After that, if fertilization is successful, the embryo implants in the uterus. Here, the treatment procedure is aimed at increasing the chances of fertilization of the egg by the sperms, by enabling the sperms reach a ovulated egg. The process of fertilization is still left to the sperm. The intervention by the treatment process is minimal.


In IVF, fertilization takes place externally, or outside the uterus - in a lab. The sperm and the egg fuse for fertilization in the lab. After this process, if fertilization is successful, one or more fertilized egg is grown in the lab for a few days and is then transferred in to the uterus. Here, the embryo may get implanted in the lining of a woman’s uterus resulting in pregnancy and deliver a full-term baby or babies.


In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process has higher success rates than IUI. But, IUI is considerably less expensive than IVF and less invasive. Generally, fertility expert doctors recommend that couples try three rounds of IUI before moving on to IVF.


 The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) states that the IVF success rate in women of all ages is about 30% but increases if the lady is under the age of 35. At GarbhaGudi, we are consistently experiencing more than 60% success in IVF cycles.


With increasing lifestyle changes and several medical reasons, infertility is common among couples. GarbhaGudi IVF Clinic, with its team of infertility specialists, can guide you and assist you to overcome the challenges in attaining parenthood.


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