Hi everyone, I read this forum several times during my tww on both of my IUI and I am very happy to have the opportunity to share my story at statistics. To begin my husband and I are both 25, hubby's sperm is great (the counts of the day that our IUI worked were 30 million and 85% motility). I am 110-115 lbs, BMI 18.5 and diagnosed with PCOS. I have very polycystic ovaries and irregular cycles. It was pretty easy to tell I wasn't ovulating and since my sister has PCOS and has had to do IUI, IVF, and a FET to obtain three pregnancies I didn't wait around long to begin seeing an RE.
My journey started this February 2015, we did one round of oral clomid and I did not ovulate. In March we did our first round of injections (Follistim 37.5 units, 250 mcg Ovidril) with timed IUI. Also, I should note all of my menstrual cycles listed below required progesterone. Below is my timeline:
3/5 - CD 1
3/6 - CD 2, Estradiol 48.
3/7 - CD 3, Ultrasound and start injections
3/12 - CD 8, Estradiol 110. Ultrasound- Follicle on left ovary measured 12.8 mm, uterine lining ~6 mm.
3/16 - CD 12, Estradiol 325. Ultrasound- Follicle 18 mm, uterine lining 8.9. Trigger shot tonight @ 8pm.
3/18 - CD 14, IUI @ 9am, 2 week wait. -- BFN. Really disappointing because as you can see everything was perfect.
ROUND 2 (BFP!!) Follistim 37.5 u, 250 mcg Ovidril
4/8 - CD 8, Estradiol 69. Ultrasound- 3 follicles (2 on left, 1 on right) each measuring ~10 mm, uterine lining ~4 mm
4/11 - CD 11, Estradiol 105. Unsure of measurements, RN on weekend said I did not have any dominant measurements.
4/13 - CD 13, Estradiol 105. 1 follicle on right ovary measuring 12.5 mm, Uterine lining ~7 mm
4/16 - CD 16, Estradiol 311. Follicle 17.6, Uterine lining 9.5
4/17 - CD 17, Trigger injection @ 8pm
4/19 - CD 19, IUI @ 9am, tww begins!
4/27 - 10dpt, 8dpiui - Faint BFP
4/28 - 11 dpt, 9dpiui - Faint BFP
4/29 - 12 dpt, 10dpiui - Blood work: Hcg 36, Progesterone 55 (on vaginal suppositories twice daily)
5/1 - 14 dpt, 12 dpiui - Hcg 92, Progesterone 44
5/4 - 17 dpt, 15dpiui - Hcg 474!!! Progesterone 59
5/10 - 5 weeks Pregnant!! Temps still high (98.7 F), on twice daily progesterone vaginal suppositories as precaution, and awaiting our 6 week ultrasound on 5/21!
I'll be honest, we did everything exactly the same in both cycles. Intercourse on day before trigger, night of iui and every night the next 3 nights. I drank raspberry leaf tea in the weeks leading up to my IUI, I really believe this helps thicken your uterine lining. I did an ovulation test the night before our IUI and had a faint LH surge. I did not test out my trigger shot with pregnancy tests.
I don't believe I've had many signs and symptoms other than fatigue, tender breasts, and mild lower abdominal cramping (has made me think AF is coming a couple times). The day I thought I was possibly pregnant, I slept good all night, woke up tired, wanted to take a nap in the morning, and slept in the car during a 2 hour car ride (I never sleep during car rides because I can't fall asleep in cars!). My husband and I are both very cautiously optimistic since we are only 5 weeks but we are ecstatic to have our very first BFP!! After our first IUI I was really discouraged but it can work ladies!!