Questions while you are in Insemination treatment

Is insemination treatment free?

Yes. If you are a Danish citizen and are covered by the Danish health security (Sygesikringen), investigations and insemination treatment is for free if you bring with you a referral from your GP. However, you have to pay for medication and donor semen. All other patients have to pay themselves.

Is there a long waiting time for treatment?

No. Once you have been to the introductory interview and we have all necessary test results, you can start treatment. (Brian, her skal der sættes et link til listen med undersøgelser “Preliminary examinations” for både insemination og IVF ). Foreign patients can send all necessary tests before the introductory interview and we can plan your treatment immediately during the interview.

How many inseminations can we have?

It depends on the reason for your infertility. Normally, it is reasonable to try insemination with the husbands sperm three times. After that, you should consider IVF instead.Is the woman young, healthy and has donor inseminations, you can try up to six inseminations, depending on the woman’s age. For women 40 years and elder, we offer three inseminations, as the chance of becoming pregnant is much lower as for younger women.

Why do I need hormone stimulation for insemination?

It depends on the reason of your infertility. By stimulating two follicles, the chance of becoming pregnant is twice the chance with a single follicle. Therefore, we often advise hormone stimulation if the twinning risk is not too large.

Do I use all my eggs during hormonal stimulation?

No. Every single day, a certain number of eggs start the maturation process towards ovulation. Normally, only a single egg or follicle continues growing, the others die. By adding a little amount of hormone, more eggs continue growing and mature until ovulation instead of dying due to shortage of follicle stimulating hormone.

Do I have to inject myself during treatment?

Yes, the hormone stimulation substance is given as subcutaneous injections into the abdominal skin. Our nurses will demonstrate for you how to do this. If you feel difficulties in doing it yourself, your partner or a good friend can do it for you.

When do I have to inject the ovulation induction?

36 hours before the insemination is scheduled.

I have started bleeding before the pregnancy test. Is it necessary to have the test done?

Yes. Even if you have started bleeding, you can still be pregnant and continue with a normal pregnancy. In case the pregnancy test is positive and the woman has her menstruation, she might have an ectopic pregnancy.

Can we have sex after insemination?

Yes. Actually, we recommend that you go home and have sex later on the day of insemination. The seminal fluid contains substances that seem to promote pregnancy.

Can I have an ectopic pregnancy after insemination treatment?

Yes, you can. Therefore it is important that you perform the pregnancy test even if you have started bleeding, and you come for the early pregnancy ultrasound scanning to confirm that you have an intrauterine pregnancy. Your risk of having an ectopic is the same as with spontaneous conception.

How many women become pregnant with twins after insemination?

The Danish Fertility law says that insemination must be cancelled when more than 3 large follicles (>14 mm) are present at the day of ovulation induction. The pregnancy chance per follicle is about 10 %. About 12 % of all women pregnant after insemination have a twin pregnancy. The risk is higher for young women than for women over 40 years.