(Closed) Converting IUI to IVF??? – Advise needed!

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Is IVF out of pocket? Is it affordable for you? For us, IVF was about 5x the cost as an IUI (but we had no choice but IVF eventually, anyway)…if you can afford it, go for it! It’ll give you the best odds (much higher than IUI)! Your lining is great and the fact that all 9 follies are similar in size is very good!

Post # 4
Member
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@elchalten:  Wow! This is such a huge decision for you guys to make! If you can afford it, I would say go for it. I don’t have any experience w/ IVF, obviously. Just want to be your cheerleader. πŸ˜‰

Post # 7
Member
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@elchalten:  Since you can afford it, I’d go for it. Yes, that lining is perfect and 9 eggs is a decent amount. All you really need is one great embryo, and hopefully you’ll get at least 4 or 5 out of those nine. (And then they’ll choose the best 1, 2 or 3 to transfer). I’d do it!!!! Let me know if you have any other questions! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
Member
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That sounds very promising!  And, if you can afford it, even better.  It almost seems like all the stars are aligning for you to go the IVF route vs. IUI.  Everything happens for a reason! πŸ™‚  Sending you lots of baby dust and positive vibes!

Post # 9
Member
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you can afford it go for it! With my 2nd IUI with Follistim I ended up with 3 mature follicles and one that was really close to being mature. The RE recommended converting to an IVF cycle but we just couldn’t afford it (we are so lucky that my insurance paid 100% for the IUI and all meds while IVF would be out of pocket). She was okay with our decision to stick with IUI but we did have to sign papers warning us about multiples and all that. Not that we needed to worry about that, only one egg was fertilized and we now have our son =). Good luck!!

Post # 10
Member
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

I’m at the end of my stims for an IVF cycle, so if you need to talk, let me know.

As for this, if you can afford it, I would do it. You’r success rate will go frm 20% to 40-50% (depending on fertilization and all) by switching to IVF. Just make sure you research the price of the meds you’d need  before making any assumptions. My IVF meds are leaps and bounds more expensive than my IUI meds were, but I was also on full on IVF stims for the entire cycle. Still, your trigger may change (but may not) and there may be different medication for after the embryo transfer. Also remember that IVF is a more medically involved process and will be a bit harder on your body than the IUI would have been.

However, if my choices were to stop entirely or convert and I could afford it… I’d convert to IVF.

Post # 12
Member
335 posts
Helper bee

Your body sounds like it is doing all it can to give you the best chance of having a baby πŸ™‚ 

Goodluck with the cycle, I hope you get as many eggs as possible!

Post # 13
Member
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Glad you decided to go with IVF. I’ve been through countless IVF cycles so if you ever have any questions or need to chat feel free to PM me. Best of luck to you! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
Member
5109 posts
Bee Keeper

@elchalten:  How exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time! I am praying for you, HARDCORE right now!!!!! Best of luck to you guys!

Post # 15
Member
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I replied on your other thread just now (I’m sorry, didn’t see this thread too.)

I’m so glad you’re going for it. I would’ve done the same thing. xxx

Post # 16
Member
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@elchalten:  i’m sending you so many positive thoughts and wishes right now!! it seems like everything has just lined up perfectly for you, glad you’re following the flow πŸ™‚

The topic ‘Converting IUI to IVF??? – Advise needed!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors