The risks of artificial insemination without hormone Stimulation are very low. By using ultra-soft and very flexible catheters, it is virtually always possible to avoid injuring the uterus during insemination.
If hormone treatment is performed before the procedure, it is possible that a multiple pregnancy may occur. However, thanks to the ultrasound scan carried out before insemination, the number and size of the egg follicles can be easily detected and the risk of multiple pregnancy can therefore be estimated relatively reliably. If there are several large follicles, the patient is informed about this and the cycle is terminated if necessary so as to avoid a higher risk of multiple pregnancy.
Furthermore, the hormone preparations can also put a strain on the body. In very rare cases, so-called hyperstimulation syndrome can occur. This can cause nausea, severe abdominal pain, shortness of breath or fluid accumulation in the abdomen, for example. These complications are rare – the doctor will individually explain the treatment to you along with any possible risks and side effects during your consultation before the treatment.
It is important to see a doctor if you have:
- Sever increasing pain
- Sever and increasing bleeding
- Increasing malodorous discharge
- You must see a doctor immediately if you become dizzy, have difficulty breating, rapid heartbeat and redness to the skin as this might indicate an allergic reaction
Avoid baths and swimming pools for 24 hours after insemination, as there is a small risk of infection. In addition to this there are no other precautions, it is all about being health and having as normal an everyday life as possible. You can easily exercise, go to work and do the things you normally do.