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Does the menstrual cycle have to be regulated before AI?

By Paula Cano Calvo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 05/06/2022

Paula Cano, embryologist at Pronatal Fertility Clinics, answers us:

Yes. Artificial insemination or AI is a low-complexity assisted reproduction technique that consists of introducing previously capacitated semen into the patient's uterus. It is a very simple procedure that does not require anesthesia and is usually performed in a regular gynecological office. But even so, it does require hormonal treatment to control follicular growth and ovulation in order to promote pregnancy. Through this hormonal treatment or medication, the gynecologist is looking for the growth of one or two follicles and this growth is controlled by vaginal ultrasound every 2-3 days to adjust the dose of medication and prevent the growth of more follicles that can lead to a multiple pregnancy.

 Paula Cano Calvo
Paula Cano Calvo
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Paula Cano is currently an embryologist at Pronatal Fertility Clinics, a fertility center located in Madrid. Paula studied Biology at the University of Girona and did a Master's degree in Clinical Genetics and Assisted Human Reproduction at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.
Member number: 20364-M
Embryologist. Paula Cano is currently an embryologist at Pronatal Fertility Clinics, a fertility center located in Madrid. Paula studied Biology at the University of Girona and did a Master's degree in Clinical Genetics and Assisted Human Reproduction at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid. Member number: 20364-M.