Post # 1
Just hoping to get some positive stories. We have been trying for over 2 years and have been “diagnosed” with unexplained infertility. We have an appt next month to go over options and we will be starting with an IUI.
If anyone else went through this, did you eventually get pregnant? Did you need intervention?
Post # 2
We did! We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility just short of the 12 month mark. Got pregnant 4 months later. After having our son, we got pregnant again 2nd cycle off birth control.
Both times I got pregnant after acupuncture. Probably a coincidence, but….maybe not!
Good luck, unexplained is a tough pill to swallow. I know it caused hardship for us bc my husband felt we shouldn’t pursue treatment if nothing was actually wrong…
Post # 3
My sister did!! She had been trying for 4 years and nothing. We wanted to have our babies together so when i got pregnant she started seeing a fertility specialist. They couldnt find any reason in either herself or her so why it wasnt happening. She was seeing them for months and had a date to start iui …but guess what? She was PREGNANT!! She hadnt even started taking the drugs to help she was waiting to start her next cycle.. haha. We wanted our babies to be close together. They are 6m apart!
Post # 4
Not me but my SIL did. They tried for almost 4 years and then became pregnant (they just kept trying no fertility treatments). Then after their son was born they started trying almost right away because they thought it would take another 4 years and to their great suprise they got pregnant so now they have 2 under 2!
Post # 5
I had unexplained infertility. The RE said he couldn’t figure out what was going (I was ovulating, my ex’s sperm were fine, but a post-coital test showed zero sperm in me – sorry if TMI) but said he thought an IUI would take care of it. Sure enough, the result of that unmedicated IUI is celebrating his 11th birthday this month! And his younger sibling was an oopsie to boot!
Post # 6
Thanks for the responses everyone. This really helps. I keep telling myself that things are meant to be (I believe that) but geez at least if there was something wrong we’d know what to do to fix it.
I’m hoping the IUI will be successful. I really don’t want to do IVF and I don’t think my husband would be on board for that. We are under 30 so it does feel extreme. I’m just so tired of trying. I miss the days when sex could be spontaneous and not timed.
Post # 7
Yes! FI’s sister went through it for years and now has a set of twins and another younger baby, a friend waited 4 years and just announced her pregnancy, and one of my cousins has been trying for almost a decade, and her baby shower is later this month! Watch out–I hear that once the dam has been broken, there’s no stopping siblings! 😉 I even have a friend who had one baby, had nothing but miscarriages for years, and then popped out 4 more kids, one right after the other. You never know what can happen!
Post # 8
My friend went through this, she and her husband both had normal test results, they couldn’t figure out why the weren’t getting pregnant. I know they eventually looked into IUI and were saving for it, I didn’t hear if they actually did that, but they did end up getting pregnant 4 years after starting to try. She’s due next month, I’m so excited for them!!
Post # 9
Me! We tried hard for a year (including 4 Clomid cycles) with charting & OPKs & fancy fertility monitors, then went to the RE. All our tests were normal, and we got pregnant on our first round of Clomid + trigger + IUI.
We wanted kids close in age and didn’t know how long it would take the second time around, so when she was 10.5 months old, we started testing again at the RE in preparation to do another IUI. We found out we were pregnant the day of our consult to start.
Post # 10
I got pregnant after IVF with unexplained infertility. We tried 3 IUIs before moving into ivf. We were under 30 at the time too, and it was a hard thing to accept because nothing was ‘wrong’. But I would do IVF a thousand times over again to get my beautiful son! Just wanted to add that even if you have to go down the road of assistance to conceive, it’s not the end of the world! It’s a scary process and of course I wish we could just get pregnant but that’s not how it worked for us and we had the most amazing doctor and nurses to help us create our miracle!
Post # 11
I feel that way too. I would do IVF in heartbeat if it was the only way. DH feels differently and would rather spend that money to adopt. He knows how important it is for me to experience pregnancy and he’s fine with us doing an IUI. But IVF costs so much more, I don’t think he’ll be for it.
chaiteachick : ruby26 :
good to know it may not be the same case for a second child! We want two close together as well and that scares me that that might be out if our hands. But maybe we will be lucky and the second will happen naturally when we want it to.
Post # 12
Me! We tried for 2.5 years with unexplained infertility.
i got pregnant the month before we started IVF (I was waiting for my period to start the down regs) it was a month we thought we had no hope as hunny went to South Africa on business the day before my app said I’d ovulate. Obviously I ovulated early that month.
We’re TTC again and it’s been about 5 cycles now and no joy so we’re not even one of those couples that gets pregnant first try on the second go 🤷🏼♀️
Post # 13
Yes! We were technically unexplained, although one of my hormone levels (I think FSH?) was slightly above normal. Got pregnant on 3rd IUI and had a healthy baby.
Good luck, bee!! 🙂
Post # 14
I don’t have a success story to share, but wanted to chime in to read It Starts with the Egg if you haven’t yet. I’m 33, we wont start trying until I’m 34, so I’m starting to prepare now. I’ve already made good progress in eliminating all parabens, pthalates, and sulfates from our home.
Post # 15
That’s hard and hopefully your miracle is coming soon and you won’t ever have to make those decisions! My advice would be just to take it one step at a time, because over the course of treatment things may change. You could find new information about why you can’t get pregnant or your husbands thoughts could change when you get further down the road. Try not to worry too much about it now, but focus on where you currently are in the journey and staying positive about that. I know I had a hard time not spiraling down the rabbit hole of what if’s though! IVF is definitely a huge financial burden, but success rates can be high. We had some long convos with our doctor about the treatment plans and if IVF was the right option for us. I assume that your insurance doesn’t cover anything? Has your RE talked through what he would do in terms of the IUI yet (medicated vs not etc)?