Sometimes getting pregnant is difficult and requires the assistance of medical professionals. At Arias we can help by performing a simple procedure that places sperm directly inside a woman’s uterus which helps the healthy sperm get closer to the egg. This procedure known as Intrauterine insemination (IUI) works by placing sperm directly into the uterus during the time of ovulation, which cuts down on the time and distance the sperm needs to travel to fertilize the egg. Before undergoing the insemination procedure, some women undergo fertility medicines which stimulate ovulation. At the same time, semen is collected from a partner or a donor that undergoes a process termed “sperm washing” which allows healthy sperm to be collected and placed in the uterus leading to pregnancy if the egg is fertilized and implants in the lining of the uterus. Although there is no guarantee that IUI will lead to pregnancy, it is a low-tech, less expensive alternative to other fertility treatments.