Béa FertilityStart Assessment

ICI is back, and better than ever…

The original form of artificial insemination used as early as the 1920's… you could say it's been tried and tested.

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What is ICI?

Intracervical Insemination (ICI) is a fertility treatment that concentrates semen at the opening of the cervix using a cervical cap (which looks like a menstrual cup). ICI improves the chance of conceiving by encouraging more sperm to travel towards the egg for fertilisation.

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 as a fertility treatment. Evidence shows ICI to be up to 50% effective over 6 treatment cycles.Recognised by the NHS, and certified by UKCA. Research & data through NICE guidelines here

Read our article about ICI
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Does ICI work?

Peer reviewed research at our core. Developed through 3 years of research & design, designed specifically to increase your chances of conceiving at home by up to 50%

Read top research papers on ICI below

Why is The Béa treatment more effective than using a syringe?

The Béa Applicator and Cap

Our applicator reaches right up to the cervix, much further than a syringe or hand can. It then deploys the cap containing the semen, holding it directly against the cervix - minimising semen back flow and maximising YOUR chances. It’s that simple.

An illustration of the Béa Applicator against the cervixAn illustration of the Béa Cervical Cap against the cervix

Standard syringes

Standard syringes can only deliver sperm so far, with most being lost through semen back flow. The sperm is also at risk of the PH balance inside a vagina greatly reducing the amount that can stay alive, and reach the cervix.

An illustration of a syringe being used to deliver semen to the cervix

We're bringing old school back

A modern take on old tech, Béa delivers an ICI treatment that meets you where you're most comfortable. At home.

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How to use the Béa ICI treatment in 4 simple steps

  1. Illustration of semen being poured into a Béa Applicator

    Step 1: Semen collection

    Collect a semen sample into the container provided, and pour the semen into the Béa Applicator through the orange funnel. Semen will flow down into the Béa Cervical Cap, which is located inside the Béa Applicator. Remove the funnel.

  2. Illustration of the Béa Applicator being inserted into the body

    Step 2: Insertion

    Lie in a comfortable position and gently insert the Béa Applicator into the vagina. Once inserted, turn the handle to release the Béa Cervical Cap onto the cervix. Withdraw the applicator from the vagina.

  3. Illustration of the Béa Cervical Cap in place at the cervix

    Step 3: Cap position

    The Béa Cervical Cap is now in place! Leave the cap in place for up to one hour. The Béa Cervical Cap works a little like a menstrual cup, so you shouldn't feel anything, and can go about your day as normal.

  4. Illustration of the Béa Cervical cap being removed

    Step 4: Remove cap

    After one hour, remove the Béa Cervical Cap using the removal string hanging outside the body (like a tampon). That's it. ICI done! Go about your day knowing you've given yourself the best chance of conceiving.

Comparing the Béa Programme with other treatments...

All the benefits, a fraction of the cost.

The Béa TreatmentFertility clinics
ICI
Intracervical insemination
IUI
Intruterine insemination
IVF
In vitro fertilisation
Recognised by the NHS
Hormone free
Accessible at home
7 day a week expert support
Non-invasive procedure
No waiting lists

What if ICI is not right for you?

The Béa Applicator is a Medical Device intended to be used for performing Intracervical (ICI) Insemination at home. There are a few situations in which you should not use the Béa Applicator, such as vaginal prolapse, hysterectomy, loss of both fallopian tubes, and other conditions. Explore our guides on different conditions, written by our team of fertility experts.

See full list of contraindications

Ready to take the first step?

Simple, highly effective fertility care at a fraction of the cost of clinical fertility treatment. Take 2 minutes to find out if ICI could help you conceive.

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