Post # 1
I’ve posted before about our history but basically I have a 17 month old and we did not have any trouble conceiving him (took about 6 months, 3-4 months of good timing).
TTC for Baby #2 has been a struggle. I’m 35, and my bloodwork and all numbers come back fine and I’m ovulating on my own. DH’s sperm analysis was amazing and IUI #1 he had 75 million post wash and IUI #2 he had 131 million; 90 million post wash. We are diagnosed with unexplained secondary infertility and I’m taking 100mg of Clomid CD 5-9. Last IUI I only had 1 follicle and this 2nd IUI I ovulated 2 mature follicles (one from each side!)
I’m in the TWW of IUI #2 and I’ve been having major symptoms but of course have had major symptoms before and no BFP. We have been trying for 8-9 months (so I know not very long in TTC infertility world, but as you know each month it seems like an eternity!). My age makes us worry more, because if I were a few years younger we wouldn’t even be at the RE yet.
Obviously we’re hoping this IUI worked. However, it’s been so discouraging to think how many will it take? We are very very lucky that the IUI’s are basically free under our insurance (minimal co-pays for blood work and ultrasounds) but IVF is not covered, so we want to try as many IUIs as our RE will allow.
Does anyone have any success stories of getting BFPs after your 3rd or 4th or even 5th IUI? I know the chances are if you don’t get a BFP in the first 3, a lot of REs want to suggest IVF. Like I said, we’re going to push our RE for as many IUIs as they will allow due to cost, and then consider IVF if they don’t work. I guess I’m just looking to remain positive and hopeful, that even if this one doesn’t work (but boy, do I hope it did!) that we still have a chance that it will work next month or the month after that!
Thanks. This TTC journey is just so emotionally draining. We want another baby so badly, and I know we’re very lucky to have one child, but we have always wanted 2-3 children. I also know there are other options for adding to our family, but beyond IUI, all of those options involve major money, so sometimes it’s just so frustrating when you see lots of people around you getting pregnant even if they don’t want to be, for free.
Post # 2
I conceived twins on my third iui (had one follicle that ovulated from each side). I was extremely frustrated when the first two iuis didnt work…I had issues ovulating and my husband had amazing sperm so I just couldnt understand why it didn’t work the first or second time since they successfully made me ovulate with meds and that was my only issue. Sometimes it just doesnt work I guess! But thankfully it worked the third time (times 2!!). Best of luck and hang in there…I seriously cried so much when I was going through this process so I know how stressful it is.
Post # 3
It took us 3 iui’s with injectables to get our bfp (I’m 36 weeks with our first right now). We basically did the 3rd because we’d said we’d try it 3 times before moving to adoption but both of us expected it to fail. DH and I both had issues and it had taken us a little over two years to get to that point, we were both emotionally done. Since then, I’ve heard lots of multiple IUI success stories! It can totally happen. I hope this one works for you and you don’t have to worry about a 3rd though. Good luck!
Post # 4
On our 6th IUI we got a positive! (Typically our rE only does 4, but we pushed for more….) However, miscarried at 7 weeks. Our RE is now giving us the option of trying IUI again because it DID work, or moving to a ‘mini’ IVF (we’ve been hesitant to do IVF for a number of reasons, including cost, decisions about unused embryos, and my needle phobia😔).
Hope you find peace in whatever you decide!
Post # 5
Weddingobsessed : thank you!! And congrats!!!!
hogoboom2012 : thanks!! Congratulations!!
MrsLion : I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you, and good luck to you!!!
well, I took a test this morning (wondfo) and then since that had a faint line I took another walmart test at lunch and that was positive as well!!! It’s veeery early (I’m 11 dpiui) It’s not letting me post them in this comment I’ll try again but I did post in another thread. 😃
Post # 6
Thanks everyone. Unfortunately I just started bleeding, so it’s a chemical. My HCG yesterday was just shy of 10. I’m looking at the bright side that we got to be pregnant again for a day, experience that joy again, and looking forward to experiencing it longer next time to hopefully have another baby. Very glad it happened on a Friday afternoon so I can rest up this weekend emotionally.
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