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

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.