Post # 1
Just had our first appt with the RE today. yay! Going to do a clomid/ovidrel combo this month. He said that it was up to us if we wanted to also do IUI this month. DH had a good SA, everything is fine. Our insurance coveres 100% of the IUI. Would you add it in the mix your first month on infertility meds? Any opinions/reasons would be appreciated!
Post # 3
@nhoh: Yes I would! If your insurance covers it, why not give every chance you can get for a bfp? : ) I mean of course you can still have your normal BD’ing too to add good measure! Good luck!!!
Post # 4
If insurance covers 100% of the cost of it then why not. You won’t be out of pocket if it doesn’t work and if it does work then you’ll get your baby! Good luck! 🙂
Post # 5
Good, that’s what I was thinking…why not? I think DH likes the idea of doing it the natural way better, but we’ll do plenty of that too!
Post # 6
I would definitely go for it b/c 1) it’s covered by your insurance and 2) it increases your chances. I did it 5 times with my ex-H and although they tell you that you can’t BD 36 hours BEFORE the IUI (builds up the spermies) they DO tell you to BD that night and the next couple of days so….who’s to say which time it actually worked, you know? Good luck!!!!
Post # 7
I agree, why not? It’s not like anyone will ask you when you actually conceived, or at least I hope not!! Good luck!
Post # 8
Being pregnant with an IUI baby myself,(not covered by insurance) I’d say go for it!!!!!! We did several rounds of meds (injections for me) and timed intercourse that didn’t work. If you can increase your chances and not pay out of pocket – why the heck not?! Good luck!
Post # 9
@nhoh: I would so do it if I were you! I’m a little overzealous though, I would do it next cycle if my insurance would cover it and we’ve only been TTC for 4 months.
Post # 10
I think we’re going to do it. The only reason we wouldn’t this cycle is if my cycle doesn’t start soon enough. We’ll be out of town for the holidays so if AF (who is 4 days late!) doesn’t come today or tomorrow, we might be out of town by the time we’d need to do it. This is the first time in forever I’ve wished for AF to come!
Post # 11
@nhoh: I would do IUI in this situation, too. I was in the same boat as you, I think (took Femara/Ovidrel, DH’s SA was good), but we opted for the IUI because I just wanted to give us the best possible shot of convceiving. Each cycle with the RE takes so much effort (all those monitoring appointments!), and you have to take so many drugs/hormones, that I just wanted to do my best to limit the number of times I’d have to go through this. My husband was kind of wary of the idea, at first — he wanted to do it the old-fashioned way — but he came around. 🙂 Good luck to you!
@texasbee: That’s what we did, too — BD right after the IUI, so that we don’t really 100% know whether it was the IUI or the actual funky dance that did it! This made my husband feel better about it.