How many IUIs should I do?

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How many IUIs should I do?

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8
19%
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How many IUIs should I do?

Postby Eren » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:25 pm

Most of you know my issues. I don`t ovulate properly if at all off meds. Clomid worked but thinned my lining and I`ve done two rounds of injectables, one with IUI. We have no male issues. I`ve never had my tubes checked, though I got pregnant once, but m/c at 5w2d (3rd round of clomid) so I think the doc is assuming at least one is open for now).
Anyway, how many IUIs do you think I should aim for before considering IVF. Bear in mind IUIs are REALLY cheap here. About 30 dollars a pop.
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dh, 40
dd, 6
dd, 5

Started TTC1 May 2007
Started clomid for annovulatory cycles Jan 2008
:angel: 5w2d Apr 2008
Started Injects and IUI
:angel: 4w3d on break cycle due to OHSS
BFP 28th Sept 2008 after 3rd inject and 2nd IUI cycle
Hyperemesis: 4 week hospitalization
DD1 born 10th June 2009
Assumed infertility... surprise bfp 18th Oct 2009
DD2 born 27th July 2010
:angel: Oct 2011 (chemical) unplanned
Started TTC3 Nov 2014 BFP 1st cycle!! 21st Nov 2014
:angel: 9w1d "Akari" (Light) Dec 30th 2014 (D&C Dec 31st)
:angel: chemical April 2015
Break Jul-Aug 2015
Resumed TTC
BFP!!! 20th Sept 2015 at 8dpo!
Hospitalized 16th Oct - 6th Nov for hyperemesis...
13w4d :hb: 162
:angel: D&C 15w6d (passed measuring around 13.5 weeks)

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Postby 27jill » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:02 pm

I think you should consider doing a few cycles with IUI--but my question is how long will the doctors let you be on injectables??
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Postby Eren » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:16 pm

I think at least 6 months.
me, 37
dh, 40
dd, 6
dd, 5

Started TTC1 May 2007
Started clomid for annovulatory cycles Jan 2008
:angel: 5w2d Apr 2008
Started Injects and IUI
:angel: 4w3d on break cycle due to OHSS
BFP 28th Sept 2008 after 3rd inject and 2nd IUI cycle
Hyperemesis: 4 week hospitalization
DD1 born 10th June 2009
Assumed infertility... surprise bfp 18th Oct 2009
DD2 born 27th July 2010
:angel: Oct 2011 (chemical) unplanned
Started TTC3 Nov 2014 BFP 1st cycle!! 21st Nov 2014
:angel: 9w1d "Akari" (Light) Dec 30th 2014 (D&C Dec 31st)
:angel: chemical April 2015
Break Jul-Aug 2015
Resumed TTC
BFP!!! 20th Sept 2015 at 8dpo!
Hospitalized 16th Oct - 6th Nov for hyperemesis...
13w4d :hb: 162
:angel: D&C 15w6d (passed measuring around 13.5 weeks)

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Postby rhp93 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:37 am

my dtr had said to give it 3 to 5 cycles before moving onto IVF. with iuis being so inexpensive and your dtr clearing you to be on injectables up to 6 months, i would say stick with it until your dtr suggests you should stop. it is excellent that the procedure is so inexpensive where you live!
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(Surprise) bfp oct 2011, m/c dec 2011, d & c 12/12
TTC #2 via IUI: cd3 u/s 1/15, cd12 u/s 1/24, cd14 u/s 1/26, iui 1/28 - bfn.
IUI #2: cd3 u/s 2/11, cd12 u/s 2/20, cd14 u/s 2/22, iui 2/24 - bfn.
IUI #3: cd3 u/s 3/9, cd12 u/s 3/18, iui 3/20 - bfn.
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Postby Eren » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:47 pm

I know, I think I am especially lucky because it`s a teaching hospital. Well that`s the only thing I can think of anyway. The doc did say they do it cheaper than other places....
me, 37
dh, 40
dd, 6
dd, 5

Started TTC1 May 2007
Started clomid for annovulatory cycles Jan 2008
:angel: 5w2d Apr 2008
Started Injects and IUI
:angel: 4w3d on break cycle due to OHSS
BFP 28th Sept 2008 after 3rd inject and 2nd IUI cycle
Hyperemesis: 4 week hospitalization
DD1 born 10th June 2009
Assumed infertility... surprise bfp 18th Oct 2009
DD2 born 27th July 2010
:angel: Oct 2011 (chemical) unplanned
Started TTC3 Nov 2014 BFP 1st cycle!! 21st Nov 2014
:angel: 9w1d "Akari" (Light) Dec 30th 2014 (D&C Dec 31st)
:angel: chemical April 2015
Break Jul-Aug 2015
Resumed TTC
BFP!!! 20th Sept 2015 at 8dpo!
Hospitalized 16th Oct - 6th Nov for hyperemesis...
13w4d :hb: 162
:angel: D&C 15w6d (passed measuring around 13.5 weeks)

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Postby WishN4baby2 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:40 am

With IUIs being so cheap, I would do them many times before considering IVF. But I would also do an HSG to see if you tubes are in good shape. The HSG also gives you a fertility boost for a few months. At this point, if Oing is your problem, IUI should work if the meds make you O. IVF wouldn't really be better unless you have tubal issues too. Many people assume that IVF is the ultimate solution and it does work for many. But take it from an IVF failure that it is an tragic disappointment when it doesn't. If I would have had the surgery to repair my one remaining tube first, I could have afforded to try many rounds of IUI. But instead I jumped directly to IVF and assumed that it would work. I already had one child so I knew I could carry a baby. My tubes were the problem and IVF bypassed them so why wouldn't it work? Well it didn't. Now I'm back TTCing again at my advanced maternal age. I could have a preschooler by now if I would have skipped IVF.
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DS 10 - clomid/IUI

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Feb. 2007 BFP - m/c 8 weeks D&C
June 2007 BFP - m/c 4 weeks
Feb. 2009 - BFP - m/c 8 weeks D&C
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Postby Eren » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:52 pm

WishN4 - Thanks for your insight. Sorry about your failed IVF though. :cry: I am scared to jump on to IVF because of that very possibility. I think I will ask about the HSG like you suggest and then keep at the IUI and injects as long as the docs let me. Then I might take a med-break and see what happens naturally for a while before considering going on to IVF.
me, 37
dh, 40
dd, 6
dd, 5

Started TTC1 May 2007
Started clomid for annovulatory cycles Jan 2008
:angel: 5w2d Apr 2008
Started Injects and IUI
:angel: 4w3d on break cycle due to OHSS
BFP 28th Sept 2008 after 3rd inject and 2nd IUI cycle
Hyperemesis: 4 week hospitalization
DD1 born 10th June 2009
Assumed infertility... surprise bfp 18th Oct 2009
DD2 born 27th July 2010
:angel: Oct 2011 (chemical) unplanned
Started TTC3 Nov 2014 BFP 1st cycle!! 21st Nov 2014
:angel: 9w1d "Akari" (Light) Dec 30th 2014 (D&C Dec 31st)
:angel: chemical April 2015
Break Jul-Aug 2015
Resumed TTC
BFP!!! 20th Sept 2015 at 8dpo!
Hospitalized 16th Oct - 6th Nov for hyperemesis...
13w4d :hb: 162
:angel: D&C 15w6d (passed measuring around 13.5 weeks)

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Postby 27jill » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:40 pm

YEah--I say continue with the IUIs on the injectables. If still no bfp--if you do natural have you tried vitex? It helped me ovulate sooner the couple of months I was on it while I was waiting to start clomid and if I have other waiting cycles I will use it again.
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Chemical Pregnancy 4/6/08
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Breastfeed until 16 1/2 months.
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Postby Legislady » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:18 am

For what it's worth, I did 12 IUI's, one with injectables-Follistim...that was my last one and got my sticky BFP...he's almost 5 mths old now.

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Postby flygirl44 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:54 am

my RE will only do 4 rounds of IUI before he moves me to the next step. According to him, if you are not pregnant after 4 medicated (Clomid, injectables etc) and monitored cycles, then statistically the chances of getting pregnant using IUI are not very good.

I'm on my second round of Clomid/IUI so I'm keeping my fingers crossed this one sticks! :)
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Postby Moo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:13 am

My RE said 4 cycles. We got pregnant on our third IUI.
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