IUI: Intra-Uterine Insemination

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the placing of sperm into a woman’s uterus when she is ovulating. This is achieved with a thin flexible tube (catheter) that is passed into the vagina, through the cervix, and into the uterus.

IUI can use sperm from the male partner or a donor. It is often combined with superovulation medicine to increase the number of available eggs. The purpose of IUI is to achieve fertilization and pregnancy and is a relatively simple procedure.

Click on the links below to be directed to the Sperm Donor Banks used by Mid Iowa Fertility.

Banks will provide you with a questionnaire of characteristics to help select possible donors. Please refer to the below websites FAQs for specifics on thier testing procedures, privacy policies, etc.

You will need to contact our office when you are ready to place your order so that we may contact the sperm bank and have the sperm shipped to us.

Call 515-222- 3060, ext. 7-112 for more information about this process.

California Cryobank

California Cryobank


Fairfax Cryobank

Northwest Andrology

Northwest Andrology


Cryogenic Laboratories

What Our Patients Are Saying

“In December of ‪2016, we met with Dr.‬ Cooper. During our consultation he got to know us individually and as a couple. He explained the fertility process and tests in detail and in terms we could understand. After Abbie’s fertility work up, we got the GREEN LIGHT to start trying whenever we are ready. We went in for our first medicated IUI in January of 2017 and ended up pregnant with our little boy, Kailor. Kai was born on October 20, 2017. He is the light of our lives. He is loved so very much by his mommy and mama. 

We can’t thank the staff at Mid Iowa Fertility enough for everything they have done, are doing and will continue to do for us and others.”

 – Abbie and Alee LaZella

Weekend IUI Instructions

For patients who have a weekend or holiday IUI, please call our office at 515-222-3060 between 8-9am to reach the person on call to report a positive surge and schedule the IUI for the following day. Learn more and contact Mid-Iowa Fertility today for more details.