Preparation for IUI
We offer treatment to all women with parental abilities.
As one of the few clinics in Denmark, we have no BMI limit. Even if you are overweight, you can still start treatment without having to lose weight first.
Please be aware that in Denmark, we are only allowed to treat women until their 46th birthday.
Preparatory blood tests before IUI
Before you begin artificial insemination treatment (IUI) at Diers Klinik, there are a few preparations you need to conduct.
The most important is taking the mandatory blood tests.
We do not expect that the mandatory tests have been started or finished before you book an appointment for the non-binding consultation.
When you have the results of the tests, you can begin treatment in your next menstrual cycle.
These tests are mandatory before starting treatment:
- HIV 1 & 2 (Anti-HIV 1,2)
- Hepatitis B (HBs Ag og Anti-HBc)
- Hepatitis C (Anti-HCV Ab)
The tests must not be more than 3 months old at the start of treatment after which they remain valid for 2 years.
Where can I get the mandatory blood tests taken?
There are several ways to get the blood tests done:
- At your GP/healthcare practitioner: Your GP/healthcare practitioner can take the blood tests in some cases.
- At Sirkka Health: If you reside in the UK and find it challenging to request the tests from your GP, we strongly recommend considering the services of our trusted partner, Sirkka Health. Read more about pre-IUI testing at Sirkka Health.
- At Diers Klinik: If you plan to travel to Denmark before the day of treatment, we can arrange to take the tests here at the clinic. Please contact us for further information on prices and how to book a test appointment.
These tests are recommended (but not mandatory) before starting treatment:
- Chlamydia (If you are younger than 30 years of age)
- Smear test (If this has not been done within the last 12 months)
- If you have not been rubella vaccinated, you should be tested for antibodies against rubella
Typically, you can obtain these tests from your GP.
Preparation for IUI – with previous infections in the uterus or endometriosis
Previous infections in the uterus can affect and decrease the chances of becoming pregnant.
If you have had an infection in the uterus or in the fallopian tubes, or if you have had chlamydia or gonorrhea, scar tissue could possibly have formed in the fallopian tubes. This would make the passage of both egg and sperm cells impossible.
Have you had such infections earlier, we recommend you have an examination to find out if there is free passage in your fallopian tubes. If not, insemination treatment will not be successful, and you should therefore consider other treatment options as for example IVF treatment.
Also, if you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, you should have the passage in your fallopian tubes examined before starting any treatment.
You can make an appointment with a gynaecologist near you for the examination.
Alternatively, you can contact our sister clinic, Diers IVF, situated in the same building as Diers Klinik. Our colleagues at Diers IVF are experts in the field. They can do the examination of the fallopian tubes and can help you determine if insemination or IVF treatment is the best option for you. Should the latter be the case, they can also perform the IVF treatment.
How to prepare your body for IUI treatment
Preparing your body for intrauterine insemination (IUI) is also an important step in your journey to fertility.
Read the blogpost featuring our 10 best IUI success tips. In this blogpost, you will find some simple and easy-to-follow guidelines to help you get ready for your IUI treatment.