At JCRM, we can perform IUIs seven days a week. IUIs are typically performed after hCG injection (ovulation trigger shot). Injectable ovulation drugs are given for approximately 9 days in the early cycle. Patients are monitored in the office every 2-4 days and adjustments are made to the drug dose based on ultrasound findings and estradiol blood measurements. When follicles reach maturity, hCG is given as an ovulation trigger.
Since an unknown number of eggs ovulate in response to hCG, this therapy creates an unknown risk for multiple pregnancy. This is in contrast to IVF where the number of transferred embryos can be controlled.