With Artificial Insemination, success rates of up to 30% (depending on the age of the patient) can be achieved after 3-4 attempts. If pregnancy is not achieved after these attempts, we usually propose a more complex treatment such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The fact of having carried out an ovarian stimulation treatment prior to artificial insemination allows us to see how the ovary responds to the medication, even if it is at much lower doses. It also allows us to know how the endometrium is developing and if there are any problems at that level.
We definitely start the cycle with more information than if we had not performed any previous stimulation, although the techniques are usually very different in terms of doses of hormonal medication, the objective with IVF being to recruit a large number of follicles, while with artificial insemination, the maximum is 2.