Post # 1
Lately I’ve been pondering what we will do if DH and I end up needing to do IUI or IVF to get pregnant. I have reason to believe we may have some male factor issues that will need to be addressed.
For those of you who have used or are getting ready to do IUI or IVF, I’d love to hear some of your experiences. I’m trying to figure out what to expect as far as a timeline goes. Does it take a few months to get things rolling?
Did any of you know right off the bat that they needed to do fertility treatments? After you started looking into it, how long before all the intial testing was done and you started doing the IUI or IVF cycles? If you had success with either procedure, how many cycles did it take?
Thank you in advance 🙂
Post # 4
@Macintosh: dh and I have been ttc for 10 cycles/months. At around our 7 or 8 cycle I went to speak to my ob and she sent me to get an hsg , ultrasounds and blood work done and she also recommended that dh see his urologist to get a sa done. After I passed all my tests with flying colors all was left was dh. He went to his urologist and got a physical done ….We finally we re sent to a RE a couple weeks ago and that’s when dh finally had his sa done. His numbers and motility were fantastic but not his morphology. Our RE said that because everything else was fine our fertility treatment will be IUI. We are waiting for our next cycle to start which is in another week and that’s when treatment starts. My injectables will be at my house by Tuesday and I am to call my doctor once I start cd1. I will post how everything goes in the 6+months ttc thread. There are also other ladies there who might start on this process . GL and I really wish you the best!
Post # 5
@MrsR4ever: Thanks for responding. If things don’t improve for us by September, I’ll be making an appointment. Good luck to you!
Post # 6
We have not done anything and won’t be doing anything like that soon, but we were told that it can take around 4 months from first fertility appointment to IUI treatment and longer for IVF.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do!