January IUI

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Re: January IUI

Postby Emcbee » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:39 pm

Sorry it’s a negative enigm8a. Good luck hopeful and mayb. I think I’m out this cycle - first IUI for me and cramps and spotting 13dpiui :(
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Re: January IUI

Postby enigm8a » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:52 pm

Emcbee wrote:Sorry it’s a negative enigm8a. Good luck hopeful and mayb. I think I’m out this cycle - first IUI for me and cramps and spotting 13dpiui :(


Until you have your blood work, keep a little bit of hope.
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Re: January IUI

Postby Soshy01 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:44 pm

So sorry enigm8a.
Emcee keep hope alive- I've read of women spotting during tww and it was positive.
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Re: January IUI

Postby hopefulmoms » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:23 am

Hey ladies, it seems like it's crunch time for a lot of us this week. Good luck to everyone!

Mayb- let's try to keep positive. The couple of days before the blood test are the hardest. Sometimes I wonder if it's me being anxious that's causing the cramping. I'm really desperate to know. I've been really good at not testing at home for any of my IUIs but this time around I've been close to driving to the drugstore to get a stick.

Enigm8a- so sorry to hear. I'm a gay woman too and I've never been pregnant before. All I can say is keep trying! To be completely honest with you, it doesn't get any easier with every time you try, but I think it's worth it. Have another glass or wine or two this weekend, I might join you after my results on Thursday.
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Re: January IUI

Postby enigm8a » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:44 am

hopefulmoms wrote:I'm a gay woman too and I've never been pregnant before. All I can say is keep trying! To be completely honest with you, it doesn't get any easier with every time you try, but I think it's worth it. Have another glass or wine or two this weekend, I might join you after my results on Thursday.


Thanks! I appreciate it. My lovely roommate fixed me a bloody mary last night and I fully plan on eating sushi this weekend. It's so odd to be waiting for my period when for so long I was so hopeful not to get it. I'm going to take out some of my frustration on my HR department who does not cover IUI treatments. keep the faith. I hope you have a positive result! I need to believe in this process. I know I've only failed once but I have doubts about it ever working out. I had this dream of being pregnant by my birthday (March 1st). It is arbitrary but it was a secret dream of mine. The timeline is against me.

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Re: January IUI

Postby Emcbee » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:07 pm

It’s a negative test for me. Bleeding properly now, onto round 2.

Good luck to those left
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Re: January IUI

Postby enigm8a » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:52 am

Emcbee wrote:It’s a negative test for me. Bleeding properly now, onto round 2.

Good luck to those left


me too. take two here I come. Because of my insurance nonsense I'm considering doing an unmonitored cycle. Has anyone had experience with that? Can you direct me to where I can learn more about the pros and cons.
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Re: January IUI

Postby hopefulmoms » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:56 am

Emcbee wrote:It’s a negative test for me. Bleeding properly now, onto round 2.

Good luck to those left


Sad to hear. Good luck with round 2!
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Re: January IUI

Postby hopefulmoms » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:00 am

enigm8a wrote:
Emcbee wrote:It’s a negative test for me. Bleeding properly now, onto round 2.

Good luck to those left


me too. take two here I come. Because of my insurance nonsense I'm considering doing an unmonitored cycle. Has anyone had experience with that? Can you direct me to where I can learn more about the pros and cons.


Hi Sasha, do you mean self-insemination? It that's the case you'd still need to monitor your cycle yourself to determine the best time to do it, unless you have an unlimited amount of sperm and it really doesn't matter how many times you self-inseminate.
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Re: January IUI

Postby enigm8a » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 am

hopefulmoms wrote:Hi Sasha, do you mean self-insemination? It that's the case you'd still need to monitor your cycle yourself to determine the best time to do it, unless you have an unlimited amount of sperm and it really doesn't matter how many times you self-inseminate.


I'm going to pay for the IUI insemination itself, but self monitor instead of getting bloodwork/ultrasound. I wish I had an unlimited number of sperm!

I just bought clearblue test strips (to arrive in two days). I'm a little confused on timing of when to schedule the IUI based on those tests. ug! I hate insurance.
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Re: January IUI

Postby Prayingforourredhead » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:31 am

Enigma8- As this is just our first round I’m far from being an expert, but I will say as far as everything I have read “timing is everything”...I don’t know what your cost savings is for doing unmonitored vs monitored cycles..but with the amount you spend on donor sperm.,.im not sure I’d risk it?!? Do you ovulate on your own? Did you trigger? Did you have good follicle results from your fertility drugs?
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Re: January IUI

Postby hopefulmoms » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:58 am

enigm8a wrote:
hopefulmoms wrote:Hi Sasha, do you mean self-insemination? It that's the case you'd still need to monitor your cycle yourself to determine the best time to do it, unless you have an unlimited amount of sperm and it really doesn't matter how many times you self-inseminate.


I'm going to pay for the IUI insemination itself, but self monitor instead of getting bloodwork/ultrasound. I wish I had an unlimited number of sperm!

I just bought clearblue test strips (to arrive in two days). I'm a little confused on timing of when to schedule the IUI based on those tests. ug! I hate insurance.

I understand your financial worry. Everything adds up and it becomes a huge burden.

Based on my own experience I don’t recommend self-monitoring. At the beginning, my partner and I wanted to do self-insemination at home, with a known donor (a friend of us). I started monitoring my cycles and it became very tricky. First of all the strips never worked for me. The other way to monitor your cycle is by taking your basal body temperature (BBT) very morning, before getting out bed, at the same time every day. When we ovulate our temperature goes up. You need a BBT thermometer for that because the temperature sometimes varies by a fraction and regular thermometers not always capture that accurately. You can also monitor your vaginal fluids. There’s a specific colour and texture for it during ovulation. Having said that, I never noticed a huge change in my fluids during ovulation. Obviously everyone is different. After a few months of tracking my own cycle with the help of a naturopath, it was never very clear when I ovulated, that’s when we decided to seek the help of a fertility specialist.

Your experience with self-monitoring might be totally different though. Maybe you could try self-monitoring for a couple of months just to see if there are clear indicators of when you ovulate, it might totally work for you!
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Re: January IUI

Postby enigm8a » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:24 am

Ug, thank you both Prayingforourredhead and Hopefulmoms. I'm debating doing self monitoring versus monitored. The cost difference is $350 versus $1200. And considering that I don't know if this is the last round, I have no clue what to do! I'm also going to be taking clomid which I heard might affect the ovulation results.
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Re: January IUI

Postby Lyn17 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:20 pm

I’m very sorry to hear about everyone’s negative test. I know it is very disappointing. Sending positive vibes and thoughts your way
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Re: January IUI

Postby Prayingforourredhead » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:20 am

Good morning all, today I am 10 days piui and it is also our 13th wedding anniversary ...I refrained from POAS with my FMU...that was hard.
We have plans on Saturday night to celebrate, I won’t be 14 days until Monday but I really, really want to test Saturday before going out ...so if I am
A.) I can tell DH at dinner with something cute
B.) or if I’m not I can order an adult beverage for a toast with my hubby

I have EPT test here, but I ordered FRER from Amazon that are to arrive today ..since I’ve read these are most sensitive
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