Post # 1
What is the difference between SuperOvulation IUI and IUI? Are they the same thing?
Anyone done IUI then Super Ovulation IUI or just go right to SOIUI?
We are on our 11th cycle and plan to start treatment if not successfully pregnant after 12 cycles. RE tells us statistics are on our side.
He also says we are very good candidates for SOIUI and thinks we will be successful.
(On a side note, I also turn 33 this coming sunday and just want to cry everyday.)
So, I’ll also take tips on how you cope with the sadness.
Post # 3
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No idea about the IUI stuff, but I’m almost 33 myself, DH is 39 and we tried for a year, and now I’m in the middle of a 6-7 month TTC pause due to medical reasons. I feel your sadness and frustration. I find that two things help me when I’m upset about our TTC struggles: 1) keep busy so you don’t have time to think about it much 2) talk about it with ladies who get it and have had the same/similar struggles as you. Anyone who hasn’t dealt with infertility just can’t understand, no matter how much they want to or how sympathtic they are. I’d ask your question about the IUI on the 12+ month TTC board. Many of those ladies have had multiple IUI’s of various sorts and may know the difference. They’re also very friendly and helpful.
Post # 4
ajillity81: Sounds to me like SuperOvulation IUI is what is called a medicated IUI here. There are many ways to try to use IUI.
There is the unmedicated, just US/BW to monitor your cycle, no medicated trigger shot, when your body says it’s ready, you do the IUI. I do not recommend this. Being unmedicated is fine, but having a trigger shot will help you ovulate at the right time when the sperm is introduced.
There is the unmedicated, with trigger shot and IUI. Which is better than above. You will only have one egg and decreases the chance of multiples. If you arent having any ovulation issues, you may want to try this first.
Then there is medicated cycle with trigger shot and IUI. Only do this if you are okay with multiples and selective reduction. Only do this if the # of eggs is the amount of multiples you are willing to have (or be okay with selective reduction). I’ve done 5 of these. Unsucessful for me, but I know many women who this worked for.
Has your partner’s sperm been tested? Dont do IUI if there are sperm problems. Dont waste your time, just skip to IVF.
Good Luck and Baby Dust!
Post # 5
I’ve never heard of Super Ovulation IUI! I just had my first appt with a RE, and they recommended Clomid + Trigger Shot + IUI. The other option the RE gave me is just Clomid + Trigger Shot + Timed Intercourse.
We don’t have any problems with ovulation or sperm issues, so IUI would be the next step!