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How To Get Pregnant Artificially

How to Get Pregnant

In this modern world full of convenience, even modern science has equipped us with techniques on how to get pregnant by non-natural means or artificial means. Although this concept was not very well accepted in the late 80s and early 90s, more couples who are struggling with having babies due to complexity in careers and medical problems are now resorting to these artificial methods. If you are presently entertaining the thought of getting pregnant by artificial methods, then read on.

Artificial insemination

Artificial insemination is a procedure which was designed to treat infertility. This method involves the insertion of sperm directly into a woman's cervix, fallopian tubes or uterus. This procedure is done whenever a woman has obstructions anywhere in her reproductive tract. Direct insertion of sperm bypasses any obstruction in the cervix, fallopian tubes or uterus.

Candidates for Artificial insemination

Candidates of artificial insemination are varied. It is a popular treatment for men who have low sperm counts, or for men who have sperms which are too weak to swim through the cervix into the fallopian tubes.

For women, artificial insemination can be done in those who have endometriosis or those who have abnormalities in their reproductive organs. Women with very thick mucus or hostile mucus are also good candidates. This means that mucus from these women pose a hostile environment to sperms, and prevents them from getting into the uterus or fallopian tubes.

The Procedure

During artificial insemination, your partner will be asked to submit his sample of semen. Before he collects his semen sample, he is asked to abstain from sex two to five days before sperm collection to produce a higher yield of sperms. After ejaculation, the sperms will be washed within one hour after collection. The purpose of washing is to remove chemicals from the sperms which may cause discomfort to the woman.

After washing, the sperms are placed inside a catheter and introduced into the vagina and cervix until it reaches the uterus. The woman may experience light bleeding and cramping afterwards but this is only temporary. After that, the woman will be instructed to lie down for about 45 minutes before she can resume her usual activities. The woman may be paced on fertility drugs such as Clomid to enhance ovulation.


Success depends on several factors, but is limited when the woman has increasing age, has poor egg quality, has severe endometriosis and has damage to fallopian tubes. It is also limited if the man has poor sperm quality.