New SA – is IUI even an opition now?

posted 2 weeks ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I’m sure different REs will give different advice based on their own experience.  At one of our initial consults (before the clinic discovered my DH’s anti-sperm antibodies) my DH had moderate male factor – 3% morph but all numbers were excellent. In fact his count has always been over 150 million – more like in the 200-250 mil range.  Our RE told us at the time that IVF with ICSI was our best bet due to the morph issue.  He did tell us that we could try IUI if we wanted to but he wasn’t hopeful.  We did one IUI with no success, but the very next month I got preg naturally (but it was ectopic).  So, now more than ever I believe the saying that “it just takes one”.  If you can afford it, you might want to try a couple of IUIs and see what happens!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

mama2bee71 :  Just curious, what has your husband been doing to help up his SA results?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

mama2bee71 :  Very interesting! FX that those numbers are high enough for an IUI!!! I’ve kind of been keeping up since the early Charters of the Hive posts. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

mama2bee71 :  Keep us posted (in the charters or here, wherever). This whole TTC thing, as frustrating as it is, is also incredibly fascinating. Like, how do people get pregnant at all? SO and I are closing in on a year of TTC with no BFP’s. I have PCOS so I knew that it’d be tough, but I’m also curious about the quality of his swimmers. Lost of smoking, lots of energy drinks/caffeine/soda, and lots of hot baths and sweaty hours working outside all day. Makes me wonder what all we’re up against and if I’m not the only one with some infertility factors…..

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

MargaritaVille :  theres an at home test you can buy on amazon for like $40 if youre curious. thats where we started and found out we had issues.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

mama2bee71 :  Yay! I’m so glad his SA was so much better! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

mama2bee71 :  My doctor suggested it before starting Clomid, just to see if there were any issues. I haven’t started it yet, and currently SO doesn’t have any insurance. (So grateful he starts his new job on Monday.) It’s not that expensive, but we’re just using this time that we’re not getting BFP’s to catch up on bills and such. We’re both kind of in the mindset of – there’s a reason/not our time, yet. We haven’t hit desperation mode yet. 

bellarose606 :  Also curious to your experience with these. I’ve seen them online and in drugstores before but I thought it really only measured quantity, not other factors like motility/mobility. Granted $40 is a lot cheaper than an SA and if it gives even minor input, might be worth it. Especially if it shows poor numbers. Always nice to know that it’s not entirely your fault when TTC. I think soo many women have a hard time emotionally with TTC because we take all the blame when it doesn’t happen quickly.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

if you have IF coverage you could try IUI but honestly i think it is a waste of money with any morphology issues.

we did 3 unsuccessful IUIs that we paid OOP and needed IVF with ICSI to conceive.  my husband has lower side of normal sperm count but poor morphology.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

mama2bee71 :  yeah I don’t think it gave specifics I think it just said if the count was low. We went to the RE Based off it and obviously it was correct enough that his count was too low lol 

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