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Timed Intercourse after 10 IUIs

Postby Andrea86 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:05 pm

Hi ladies,

So my husband and I have been trying since April 2012. We've done 10 IUIs, got pregnant the one cycle we had 6 follicles, but lost it. Well, this cycle we decided to try Timed Intercourse. We are "taking a break" from the hardcore meds, and just stuck with Femara since it's free for me through my insurance. Anyway, does anyone have a success story from going from IUI to TI instead? I have 2 follicles this cycle. My husbands sperm count has been wonderful the last 2 cycles, but now that I'm ovulating (today or tomorrow), I'm terrified that we made the wrong choice.

IVF is obviously our next step. I just have kept at the IUIs longer than most people because it worked once. Why couldn't it work again? And who's to say that if we do IVF I won't miscarry again?
Feb-June '13 = 5 Clomid cycles
July-Oct '13 = 4 Femara cycles
Dec '13 = Follistim cd3-9, Ovidrel cd15, IUI BFN
Jan '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, Ovidrel cd16, IUI BFP!!! (Jan.20)
*Feb 11 6w4d, HB 119, EDD 10/3/14
*March 5 9w5d, no hb, baby measured 6 wks, wait for natural m/c
*March 23 M/C
May '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, AF came early
May/June '14 = Follistim 3-17, one follicle, IUI BFN
July '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD8, 10, 12; 3 follicles, IUI BFN
Aug '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD7, 9, 11, 13; 4 follicles (cd13: 17.5, 13, 13, 13); trigger cd15, IUI cd16



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Re: Timed Intercourse after 10 IUIs

Postby plattis » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:42 am

andrea, I didn't want to read & run, but I have a few thoughts. Do they have any idea why you m/c'd? did they do any testing on the tissue? If you're tubes are open and the sperm is good, you have may have chromosomal issues that are preventing pregnancy. Or maybe an egg maturing issue. This is why we ultimately gave up the IUI's and went to IVF. I don't know if that helps at all, but good luck!!
Me:27 DH:31 (normal SA)
HSG&SIS - tubes/uterus great.
TTC #1 since Sept 2012

2012: TTC without strategy
2013: diagnosed with PCOS, clomid 4x (bfn), HSG&LAP
2014: femara 3x (bfn), Ectopic pregnancy, clomid #5, IUI 4x & IVF

9/1/14: IVF#1! 11 days of stims, 8 mature/ 8 fertilized/ 7 frosties and one beautiful 4AA transferred :)
10dp5dt beta #1: 266!
12dp5dt beta #2: 704!
19dp5dt beta #3: 13,600!!
26dp5dt (6w3d): First U/S! one beautiful little Bee with :hb: 108!
7w5d: little Bee :hb: 158!
graduated from RE to Ob!!
10w2d: Bee :hb: 169! measuring ahead at 10w5d

Mom to one beautiful little baby bee born 5/22/15 <3

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Re: Timed Intercourse after 10 IUIs

Postby Andrea86 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:05 am

That does help. They don't know why I m/c, but it was after we saw a heartbeat, etc. Tubes are open, sperm is good, etc.

How do I get that stuff tested?
Feb-June '13 = 5 Clomid cycles
July-Oct '13 = 4 Femara cycles
Dec '13 = Follistim cd3-9, Ovidrel cd15, IUI BFN
Jan '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, Ovidrel cd16, IUI BFP!!! (Jan.20)
*Feb 11 6w4d, HB 119, EDD 10/3/14
*March 5 9w5d, no hb, baby measured 6 wks, wait for natural m/c
*March 23 M/C
May '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, AF came early
May/June '14 = Follistim 3-17, one follicle, IUI BFN
July '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD8, 10, 12; 3 follicles, IUI BFN
Aug '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD7, 9, 11, 13; 4 follicles (cd13: 17.5, 13, 13, 13); trigger cd15, IUI cd16



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Re: Timed Intercourse after 10 IUIs

Postby plattis » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:17 pm

they can sometimes tell from the miscarried tissue. the other way is to do genetic testing on the embryos during IVF. so not very easily..

Good luck hon!
Me:27 DH:31 (normal SA)
HSG&SIS - tubes/uterus great.
TTC #1 since Sept 2012

2012: TTC without strategy
2013: diagnosed with PCOS, clomid 4x (bfn), HSG&LAP
2014: femara 3x (bfn), Ectopic pregnancy, clomid #5, IUI 4x & IVF

9/1/14: IVF#1! 11 days of stims, 8 mature/ 8 fertilized/ 7 frosties and one beautiful 4AA transferred :)
10dp5dt beta #1: 266!
12dp5dt beta #2: 704!
19dp5dt beta #3: 13,600!!
26dp5dt (6w3d): First U/S! one beautiful little Bee with :hb: 108!
7w5d: little Bee :hb: 158!
graduated from RE to Ob!!
10w2d: Bee :hb: 169! measuring ahead at 10w5d

Mom to one beautiful little baby bee born 5/22/15 <3

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my fertility & pregnancy ramblings
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Re: Timed Intercourse after 10 IUIs

Postby Andrea86 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:59 am

Yeah, I miscarried naturally, from the advice of my RE. I thought IVF was the only other way.

That's our next step. It's just getting there that's difficult. Especially financially.
Feb-June '13 = 5 Clomid cycles
July-Oct '13 = 4 Femara cycles
Dec '13 = Follistim cd3-9, Ovidrel cd15, IUI BFN
Jan '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, Ovidrel cd16, IUI BFP!!! (Jan.20)
*Feb 11 6w4d, HB 119, EDD 10/3/14
*March 5 9w5d, no hb, baby measured 6 wks, wait for natural m/c
*March 23 M/C
May '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, AF came early
May/June '14 = Follistim 3-17, one follicle, IUI BFN
July '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD8, 10, 12; 3 follicles, IUI BFN
Aug '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD7, 9, 11, 13; 4 follicles (cd13: 17.5, 13, 13, 13); trigger cd15, IUI cd16



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Re: Timed Intercourse after 10 IUIs

Postby plattis » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:13 am

No kidding. We just did our first ivf cycle after careful financial consideration. I ended up opening a 0 apr for 18 months credit card and putting the 15K bill on it. Then I just divided the total by 18 months and set up auto pay. Most of the legit finance options had 6-12% interest which on 15K was way too much.
Me:27 DH:31 (normal SA)
HSG&SIS - tubes/uterus great.
TTC #1 since Sept 2012

2012: TTC without strategy
2013: diagnosed with PCOS, clomid 4x (bfn), HSG&LAP
2014: femara 3x (bfn), Ectopic pregnancy, clomid #5, IUI 4x & IVF

9/1/14: IVF#1! 11 days of stims, 8 mature/ 8 fertilized/ 7 frosties and one beautiful 4AA transferred :)
10dp5dt beta #1: 266!
12dp5dt beta #2: 704!
19dp5dt beta #3: 13,600!!
26dp5dt (6w3d): First U/S! one beautiful little Bee with :hb: 108!
7w5d: little Bee :hb: 158!
graduated from RE to Ob!!
10w2d: Bee :hb: 169! measuring ahead at 10w5d

Mom to one beautiful little baby bee born 5/22/15 <3

the chart

my fertility & pregnancy ramblings
plattis
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Re: Timed Intercourse after 10 IUIs

Postby Andrea86 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:22 pm

I'm glad it worked! :) :) :) We want to save a little bit before we do it so we don't have huge monthly payments. We are just in over our heads. I think that's the hardest part for us. That and we keep holding on to hope that it'll "just happen"-- lol yeah right.
Feb-June '13 = 5 Clomid cycles
July-Oct '13 = 4 Femara cycles
Dec '13 = Follistim cd3-9, Ovidrel cd15, IUI BFN
Jan '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, Ovidrel cd16, IUI BFP!!! (Jan.20)
*Feb 11 6w4d, HB 119, EDD 10/3/14
*March 5 9w5d, no hb, baby measured 6 wks, wait for natural m/c
*March 23 M/C
May '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, AF came early
May/June '14 = Follistim 3-17, one follicle, IUI BFN
July '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD8, 10, 12; 3 follicles, IUI BFN
Aug '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD7, 9, 11, 13; 4 follicles (cd13: 17.5, 13, 13, 13); trigger cd15, IUI cd16



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|| [url=http;//www.fertilityfriend.com]Ovulation Calendar[/url]
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Re: Timed Intercourse after 10 IUIs

Postby Andrea86 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:21 pm

Omg. Positive test.

I'm terrified.
Feb-June '13 = 5 Clomid cycles
July-Oct '13 = 4 Femara cycles
Dec '13 = Follistim cd3-9, Ovidrel cd15, IUI BFN
Jan '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, Ovidrel cd16, IUI BFP!!! (Jan.20)
*Feb 11 6w4d, HB 119, EDD 10/3/14
*March 5 9w5d, no hb, baby measured 6 wks, wait for natural m/c
*March 23 M/C
May '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, AF came early
May/June '14 = Follistim 3-17, one follicle, IUI BFN
July '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD8, 10, 12; 3 follicles, IUI BFN
Aug '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD7, 9, 11, 13; 4 follicles (cd13: 17.5, 13, 13, 13); trigger cd15, IUI cd16



Image
My Ovulation Chart
|| [url=http;//www.fertilityfriend.com]Ovulation Calendar[/url]
Andrea86
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Re: Timed Intercourse after 10 IUIs

Postby plattis » Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:27 pm

!!!! congrats Andrea!!!!! that's awesome! will your doc flag you as high risk so you can get several monitoring appointments?
Me:27 DH:31 (normal SA)
HSG&SIS - tubes/uterus great.
TTC #1 since Sept 2012

2012: TTC without strategy
2013: diagnosed with PCOS, clomid 4x (bfn), HSG&LAP
2014: femara 3x (bfn), Ectopic pregnancy, clomid #5, IUI 4x & IVF

9/1/14: IVF#1! 11 days of stims, 8 mature/ 8 fertilized/ 7 frosties and one beautiful 4AA transferred :)
10dp5dt beta #1: 266!
12dp5dt beta #2: 704!
19dp5dt beta #3: 13,600!!
26dp5dt (6w3d): First U/S! one beautiful little Bee with :hb: 108!
7w5d: little Bee :hb: 158!
graduated from RE to Ob!!
10w2d: Bee :hb: 169! measuring ahead at 10w5d

Mom to one beautiful little baby bee born 5/22/15 <3

the chart

my fertility & pregnancy ramblings
plattis
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Re: Timed Intercourse after 10 IUIs

Postby Andrea86 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:19 am

YES!!!!! MY FIRST BETA WAS TODAY!
Feb-June '13 = 5 Clomid cycles
July-Oct '13 = 4 Femara cycles
Dec '13 = Follistim cd3-9, Ovidrel cd15, IUI BFN
Jan '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, Ovidrel cd16, IUI BFP!!! (Jan.20)
*Feb 11 6w4d, HB 119, EDD 10/3/14
*March 5 9w5d, no hb, baby measured 6 wks, wait for natural m/c
*March 23 M/C
May '14 = Femara 5mg cd4-13, Follistim 10-12, AF came early
May/June '14 = Follistim 3-17, one follicle, IUI BFN
July '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD8, 10, 12; 3 follicles, IUI BFN
Aug '14 = Femara 5 mg cd4-13, Follistim CD7, 9, 11, 13; 4 follicles (cd13: 17.5, 13, 13, 13); trigger cd15, IUI cd16



Image
My Ovulation Chart
|| [url=http;//www.fertilityfriend.com]Ovulation Calendar[/url]
Andrea86
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