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IVF, ICSI, and IUI are the most common ways to help you have a baby. IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation) uses drugs to gently stimulate your ovaries to eggs, then retrieved and fertilised in a laboratory. The embryo with the highest potential will be chosen to placed into your uterus to implant and grow for pregnancy. Pregnancy after IVF is more likely to require induction of labor. With ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) the best single healthy sperm is extracted and injected directly into the egg to fertilise it. This method is appropriated if your partner has sperm problems. IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) is the closest way to natural conception. It involves inserting sperm into your uterus at the time you are ovulating, in the hope the egg is fertilised for pregnancy. It is common for women to have some vaginal discharge or slight spotting following IUI. This is normal and usually nothing to worry about.