Artificial Insemination Specialist

California Dream Fertility Center

Fangyin Meng, MD, Ph.D

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility located in Irvine, CA

If you’re unable to get pregnant because of endometriosis or other causes of infertility, you could be a candidate for artificial insemination. As a fertility specialist, Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD, offers comprehensive artificial insemination services at her office in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Meng can diagnose your infertility’s root cause and determine if artificial insemination is right for you. She also offers artificial insemination to help same-sex couples on their journey to parenthood. To find out more about available options for artificial insemination, call the office of Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD, today or book an appointment online.

Artificial Insemination Q&A

What is artificial insemination?

Artificial insemination delivers sperm directly into your uterus to increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

You could be a candidate for artificial insemination if you’re having difficulty conceiving because of:

  • Endometriosis
  • Low sperm count
  • Low sperm motility
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Artificial insemination is also available to same-sex couples and single women who plan to conceive using donor sperm. If your male partner is unavailable, Dr. Meng can place frozen sperm using artificial insemination.

What happens during artificial insemination?

Before the insemination of sperm into your uterus, Dr. Meng monitors your egg development. In some cases, you’ll need to take medications to stimulate your ovaries to release eggs for fertilization.

When you’re close to releasing one or more eggs, she washes and concentrates your partner’s sperm or the donor sperm. After the preparation process, Dr. Meng uses a medical instrument to place the sperm directly into your uterus. The sperm then swim through your fallopian tube to fertilize the waiting egg.

You’ll need to lie still for up to 30 minutes to give the sperm time to travel into your fallopian tube before you can go home. Dr. Meng can let you know when it’s safe for you to return to your usual activities.

Typically, you can take a pregnancy test about two weeks after your procedure to determine if artificial insemination was successful.

Does artificial insemination have risks?

Immediately after your insemination procedure, it’s normal to experience some mild cramping and/or light bleeding. Many women can return to their usual activities right after the procedure.

If you had to take medications to improve ovulation, there is an increased risk for conceiving twins, triplets, or more.

The success of artificial insemination depends on several things, including your age and the underlying cause of your infertility. Dr. Meng works closely with you through the artificial insemination process and could recommend additional insemination procedures if your initial one doesn’t work.

If you don’t become pregnant after six treatments, Dr. Meng can discuss other treatments that could help you to conceive.

Find out more about the benefits of artificial insemination by calling the office of Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD, today or by booking an appointment online.