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Postby socialite_baby » Sat May 14, 2011 1:09 pm

The RE that did DH's SA is one of the best in the nation, was the first to successfully perfom IVF in New Mexico way back before I was even born, between the 2 REs they've won a ton of awards for endo and PCOS studies, and I feel comfortable there (as comfortable as anyone could be). They're also one of the better priced REs because of how established they are. The only problem is that they basically only do IVF. I haven't personally asked them if they do IUI, but I have yet to see a single thing on their website or be told by a nurse that they have the stuff or desire to do it. I've put off the official consultation because of this reason.

I turned to Google and found another fertility clinic through the University of New Mexico. They're definitely not nearly as experienced, but they do IUI and injectables. I'm ready to move on to at least IUI with clomid and a trigger.

I'm not ready for IVF even though I know with endo it's my best option, but I don't want to regret not trying IUI.

Which would you go with? Am I fooling myself, would IUI be a waste of time/money? We've been at this 3 years now.
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April - November 2011 - 7 Rounds of 50 mg Clomid, 3 IUIs. All BFN.
February - March, June 2012 - 3 Rounds 5 mg Femara. BFN.
April 2012 - "Immune Protocol" Follistim IUI. BFN.
May 2012 - Diagnosed activated natural killer cells and told we'll NEVER conceive naturally... *treatment break*
October 2015 - IVF #1. OHSS. Freeze all. 9 blasts on ice.
November 2015 - FET #1. BFN.
January 2016 - Holy *NATURAL* BFP!!! WTF?! First ultrasound 2/1/2016. Praying for a healthy sticky baby. <3
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Postby LaraE » Sat May 14, 2011 4:50 pm

I think IUI is a good option to start with. You can call the clinic or just talk to them and ask them about IUI as an option. I'd be surprised if they said they didnt do it.
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Postby unaffected » Sat May 14, 2011 6:27 pm

I would definitely call your current clinic and ask about IUIs. Even if they aren't mentioned on their website, they probably offer it. I've never heard of an RE who didn't.
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Postby goobermom » Sat May 14, 2011 7:32 pm

yep, i agree, give them a call. it seems like the dr.s i have check put the IVF info in the forefront but also do other procedures. Good luck!!
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son (14), spoiled cat
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Clomid/IUI x3; Follistim/IUI x3
natural BFP- M/C :(
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Letrozole, TI, progesterone, estrace- BFN (x4)
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Postby candjbaby » Sun May 15, 2011 8:35 am

yep like they said call the clinic
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HSG- 4-15-11 showed both tubes blocked
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Postby socialite_baby » Sun May 15, 2011 11:01 am

They don't do their own blood tests in office so it wouldn't surprise me if they just focus on IVF, but I definitely plan on checking! UNM will most likely be cheaper, but I don't like jumping around from doctor to doctor.
Lindsay (Mild Endo, thin PCOS, Hypothyroid, implantation failure)
TTC #1 for 7.5 years...

April - November 2011 - 7 Rounds of 50 mg Clomid, 3 IUIs. All BFN.
February - March, June 2012 - 3 Rounds 5 mg Femara. BFN.
April 2012 - "Immune Protocol" Follistim IUI. BFN.
May 2012 - Diagnosed activated natural killer cells and told we'll NEVER conceive naturally... *treatment break*
October 2015 - IVF #1. OHSS. Freeze all. 9 blasts on ice.
November 2015 - FET #1. BFN.
January 2016 - Holy *NATURAL* BFP!!! WTF?! First ultrasound 2/1/2016. Praying for a healthy sticky baby. <3
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Postby AnnaJuly » Mon May 16, 2011 2:04 am

I am not sure but just wanted to wish you luck :luck: :)
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