What is humm?

In simple terms, humm is an easy alternative to paying with cash or credit card and allows you to pay in monthly instalments.

humm allows you to spread out the cost of your treatment at Thérapie Fertility. It’s that simple!
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*Interest rates and fees are dependent on your plan.

To be eligible for humm you must meet the following criteria:

Be at least 18 years of age
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Be an Irish citizen or permanent resident of Ireland
Earn a minimum taxable income of €1,000 per month
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Intrauterine Insemination

Ovarian Stimulation & Monitoring
Beta HCG Blood Test
Sperm Insemination
No Waiting Lists
1st Pregnancy Scan

IUI or Intrauterine Insemination works by putting sperm directly into your uterus around the time you’re ovulating, helping the sperm get closer to your egg.

The main difference between IUI and IVF is that with IUI, the fertilization of the egg takes place internally and not in a fertility laboratory. It is minimally invasive and the most affordable form of assisted reproduction available.

Who is IUI suitable for?

IUI can be used for those with functioning fallopian tubes but who have had difficulty falling pregnant naturally. This means having unprotected sex for a period of 12 months, or in some cases for 6 months. IUI is also often used in cases where donor sperm is needed for either an individual or couple wishing to become pregnant.

IUI involves three stages

Ovarian Stimulation

Egg Stimulation & Monitoring

Ovarian Stimulation


Ovarian Stimulation


1. Egg Stimulation & Monitoring

1. Egg Stimulation & Monitoring

Under the care of our fertility team, the woman is given oral and injectable fertility medications to stimulate her ovaries to produce one to two egg containing follicles. Medication is taken for approximately 12 days depending on your protocol and how your body responds to treatment.

The number and size of the developing follicles is measured by trans-vaginal ultrasound scans. The more eggs you release, the higher the chance of a multiple pregnancy- this is why your fertility doctor will aim for just one or two mature eggs through your treatment.

The final preparation for ovulation involves a hormone injection which mimics the natural trigger for ovulation. Insemination will take place the day after this injection.

In a normal menstrual cycle, only one egg is released. In an IUI cycle you are helping the follicles to produce healthy and mature eggs with the assistance of medication.

Egg Stimulation & Monitoring

2. Ovulation

2. Ovulation

Once it is confirmed that a ripe egg is present you will take a ‘trigger injection’ which is a hormone that causes you to ovulate. This injection will help your body to release the mature egg from the follicle, ready for fertilisation.

At this point if you are doing IUI with a male partner, he will provide a sperm sample which is then processed, cleaned and prepared by our laboratory. This ensures that only the healthiest sperm cells are ready for the insemination and that they are concentrated into a small volume.

If you are using donor sperm, the same procedure will be used but from a frozen sperm sample which will be thawed before use.


3. Insemination

3. Insemination

The insemination itself is very simple. It is not unlike having a smear test and for most people it is only mildly uncomfortable. You do not need to be under any sedation and it will only take 10 minutes or less.

A catheter is inserted directly through the cervix and millions of motile sperm are pushed through directly into the uterus. The catheter is then removed and you can go about your day as normal.


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Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment aimed at increasing the likelihood of sperm successfully fertilizing an egg. This medical intervention has the potential to improve the chances of pregnancy for select couples and individuals.

If an IUI does not result in a successful pregnancy after 3 attempts, our doctor will usually suggest moving to an IVF cycle. In certain cases, this may be sooner. 

Yes, for many patients IUI can help them to become pregnant. It does however have lower rates of success than IVF/ICSI and so many choose to go directly to IVF. For those wishing to undergo a less invasive treatment, IUI is often a good starting point. 

You must be 18 or older in order to do an IUI. 

Ireland's Highest rated Fertility Clinic

Louise Lay
September 20, 2023

Cannot recommend Thérapie fertility enough for helping me become a Mummy! My experience was super smooth and efficient from the initial consultation all the way through my treatment which I appreciated as I was travelling from the UK. I was made to feel comfortable and I whole heartedly trusted the team and their guidance. No judgement, just total support for me!

Aoife Campbell
September 8, 2023

My experience with therapie for freezing my eggs was outstanding from my 1st nurse consultation with Aoife to my procedure with Dr. John Kennedy and ongoing consultations with the clinical team. The clinical team are extremely professional, empathetic, compassionate and responsive to my ongoing questions throughout the process. I felt extremely supported as this can be an emotional journey for single women & couples. My advice to anybody deciding on choosing therapie for fertility treatment would be 100% please choose this clinic. My positive and calm mindset for the entire journey was greatly contributed by the clinical staff here and I’m forever grateful.

Amy Fitzharris
August 21, 2023

Forever grateful to therapie fertility for their outstanding care and professionalism. Making the decsion to go down the IVF route is a daunting prospect for anyone but every member of staff we met along the way could not of been nicer. Everything was explained clearly and any questions or concerns we had along the way were dealt with promptly and this was done with compassion at all times. This made us both feel at ease. We done ICSI and were lucky enough to conceive on our first round. Our baby girl was born on the 25th of July. Could not speak of therapie fertility highly enough.

Vanessa O callaghan
July 7, 2023

Best decision I made was going to therapie fertility.I cannot recommend therapie fertility enough.I felt very supported on my solo journey throughout the whole procedure.Everyone working at the clinic were extremely helpful and friendly and always answered any queries on the portal quickly. Thanks to therapie fertility I am due my first baby in January.Thanks again to the team at therapie fertility for making my dream come true. ❤

Shawna Stewart
July 5, 2023

We can not thank or celebrate Thérapie enough. We spent years searching for a clinic that would not use outdated BMI charts to discriminate against us. From the beginning DrJohn was warm and welcoming. He was kind but honest when discussing our personal possibility of success. He took our full history, age and expernces into consideration. We travelled from the UK and everyone always did their best to help accommodate this with appointment times, where possible. It was the most positive experience, resulting is very successful results.

Caitlin Robin
July 4, 2023

My wife and I made the decision to travel from Belfast to Therapie Fertility and they are absolutely worth the journey! Only in our early stages currently but feel we are in such safe hands so far. Every member of the team we have met has been kind, honest and respectful of your wants and needs. Especially as an LGBT couple and if you’re a partner, you’re made to feel completely included throughout as it’s your journey as a couple. No waiting lists, no BMI discrimination, LGBT inclusive, and above all really know what they’re doing! Couldn’t recommend more

June 21, 2023

Highly recommend Thérapie. We were so well looked after from the initial consultation and all through treatment. There is a friendly atmosphere in the clinic that puts you at ease. The ladies at reception are all lovely and welcoming. The nurses are knowledgeable and understanding. Communication is excellent with prompt responses via the portal. They offered early morning appointments and they always ran on time. No pushing unnecessary tests/treatments. We were under Dr Kennedy's care. He was honest, didn't make unrealistic promises and I felt he was genuinely rooting for us. After a long journey, thanks to him we now have a beautiful baby girl.

Alice Agsisio
June 20, 2023

My partner and I felt home! Very welcoming and their nurse who just attended us today was very accomodating and entertained all our questions with so much kindness and respect!

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