Post # 1
Me again, asking questions for my daughter.
She is 15 months ttc – finally in the last 3 months they have been able to regulate her cycle and she has finally had positive ovulation tests on days 14-16. Last month she had her first follicle ultrasound and they saw two good size ones on one side and multiple small on the other. The ultrasound tech was “Shocked” that the MD did not want to do a trigger shot – she even questioned him in front of them….needless to say she is not pregnant. Next follicle ultrasound is scheduled for the 15th – should my daughter ask about a trigger shot? This is so new to us – we are not sure even what they do. IF she does nto conceive this month – IUI is next month…..
Any info would be so helpful – thank you!
Post # 3
@wowweddings20000: It depends on the size of the lead (biggest) follicle. They like them to be between 18mm-24mm when they trigger. Doc might be waiting for the little ones to try to catch up. But with TI (Timed Intercourse) and IUI they dont want you to have too many follicles, so it is strange that he didnt trigger (as long as the 2 large follicles were the right size)
Post # 4
That is what we thought, the two large ones were 25mm which the nurse said was perfect! Do you know if she has the right to ask for a trigger shot? She is so upset because she sees it as a missed opportunity. Is there a reason not to do one?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 5
She ABSOLUTELY has the right to ask for one. She is her own biggest advocate. The only reason to not do one is as @KoiKove: said – too many follicles.
When I was starting my IUI cycle, I had to advocate for myself. Due to my PCOS, I have a ridiculously high number of eggs. So, my doctor was always very cautious to not get my dosages too high to not overstimulate me or produce too many follicles. My IUI cycle was my absolute last shot, so I wanted to really go for it. So, I asked for a higher dosage. I asked if we could start high and then go down if need be. He agreed and that’s what we did. I was able to get pregnant that cycle. I often wonder that had I not spoken up, would it have worked for us.
So, yes, she can and SHOULD ask about the trigger.
All the best to her!
Post # 6
@wowweddings20000: Totally agree with @Candy_Nee: You have to be your own advocate. I loved my doccccc, but sometimes with so many things going on, your particular situation gets missed. But in your daughters case, that just sounds like incompetance. If she likes the doc, then she should talk with him and ask why he didnt trigger. But if it were me, I’d switch docs. He doesnt seem like he knows what he is doing!