Intracervical Insemination (ICI)
ICI is a clinical fertility treatment that was around for years until one day IVF was developed, and ICI disappeared. Until now. We're bringing ICI back and placing it into the hands that matter most: yours.
What is ICI?
Intracervical Insemination (ICI) is a fertility treatment that holds semen on the cervix using a cervical cap (which looks like a menstrual cup). ICI improves the chance of conceiving by increasing the number of sperm that swim into the uterus and fallopian tubes, where they fertilise an egg.
ICI was around for many years before IUI and IVF were developed, and there is a lot of clinical data showing the effectiveness of ICI.
It's time to bring ICI back.
After three years of development, the Béa Cervical Cap is ready: a modern, simple take on ICI, delivered directly to your door.
Béa's Cervical Cap arrives with a complete ICI treatment kit designed to help you improve your chance of conceiving.
Béa’s ICI Treatment is the first of its kind, offering a full ICI experience, supported from day one by expert-led advice delivered through a digital care experience.
Why ICI, why now?
Fertility treatment has never been more needed. Infertility affects 1 in 6 of us – fertility clinics can't keep up.
Why ICI? Evidence shows that ICI carries less risk than the clinical fertility treatment called Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), and there are multiple studies proving that ICI is gives similar results to IUI.
According to a number of studies, the differences in efficacy between ICI and IUI – over 3 and 6 cycles of treatment – are marginal.
A 2017 study involving 1,843 women, found a pregnancy rate of 40.5% after 6 cycles with IUI and 37.9% after 6 cycles of ICI.
There are lots of reasons people can't or don't want to have intercourse to conceive. Béa's ICI is a simple alternative that doesn't require you to have intercourse to get pregnant.
It can take longer than you thought to get pregnant, and many people are simply not ready to go to a fertility clinic. Béa's ICI can give you a boost to speed up the process of conceiving at home.
Using a sperm donor? ICI is a great treatment option, allowing you to safely conceive with your donor, delivering similar results to IUI, without the hassle and cost of going to a fertility clinic.
Ready to start ICI?
Amazingly simple, highly effective fertility care at a fraction of the cost of clinical fertility treatment.
Are you ready?