(Closed) Did IUI work for you?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Did IUI get you pregnant?
    YES! IUI worked for us! : (4 votes)
    31 %
    Nope, our IUI(s) didn't work. : (9 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Ugh.  I sure hope so!  Will get back to you in a few days!  I’m interested to see the replies but I also think it’s totally dependent on each couple’s specific issues.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    Bleh, I hate to be the first one with a negative, but we did three and none of them worked, and the last two IUIs were done with two follicles ready to go and everything.  However, I’m pretty sure that SweetKate from the infertility board got pregnant on her second one!  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I didn’t vote because my experience doesn’t count. We had one IUI, but that was before finding out that my lonely remaining tube was damaged. So I had a 0% chance of the IUI working! I will say that I took Clomid and had three follies. Had my tube not been damaged, we would have had a good shot at it!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Just wanted to chime in and say our best friends just got pregnant on their first round of IUI!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t want to vote because I’ve only had 1 IUI so far, and although it was BFN, I am on my second IUI cyle, so we’re still trying to see if it works:)

    I just wanted to say that injectables with IUI has a better success rate.  So if you’re going to do IUI and there’s anyway you can do Follistim, then I think it increases your chances:)

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    One of my very good friends got pregnant on her third cycle of IUI. She actually was a bit resistant to it or tired from the process. They got their BFP and had a baby girl in September.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m sorry, I had 2 and we stopped. Our chances with IUI were only about 15% though. We will possibly do Clomid again in the future but I will not go the IUI route again.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    It worked for my best friend.  First try!  She was mid-30s, PCOS, trying for quite awhile.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    IUI didn’t work for us – we did three femara + IUI (and one bravelle + IUI that was cancelled).  I had good response on all cycles, and hubby had above average parameters, it just didn’t work.  I do think it’s worth doing since it’s not super cost prohibitive.  But we stopped after the failed injectables, because once we got to that point, we were spending so much money that we might as well put it toward IVF.  Which as you know, is what we did, and what finally worked ๐Ÿ™‚

    And here’s my little tangent/soapbox.  Honestly, I think it’s all still up to chance, even with drugs.  We were floored to know that even doing IVF, out of 29 follicles, we got 23 mature eggs, only 18 fertilized, 15 made it to day 2-3, and only 5 made it to day 5.  And that’s when the eggs and sperm are placed millimeters from each other!  It was totally a real-life lesson in natural selection for us, in that it kind of condensed 2+ years of cycles into one cycle, and what very small number of actual chances for conception we had.  But that also means that a huge part of the equation is getting the right bits together, and that can happen naturally, with IUI, or IVF.  And they wouldn’t do IUI if they didn’t work for some people ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We did IUI 2 times…did not work either time unfortunately!!  I was on Clomid for these times, and know for sure one time I had three follicles.  However, found out that Clomid actually thinned my uterine wall, therefore making it almost impossible for implantation.  I need to try Femera next – we took almost a year off of IUI – trying it again in the next few months!! 

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it’s important to know mother’s age and what she used (which meds) to be able to get a good idea of everyone’s expereinces. 

    I can’t answer because we are in the TWW of our first IUI (gonal-F and Ovidrel), only one follie (and I’m 41).

    I have one friend who did IUI and it wasn’t sucessful. Her Darling Husband had really, really low morphology and motility. But she was sucessful after one IVF (at 39). Another friend had her first child with IUI (I think it was her 2 or 3 round) when she was 37 or 38. But with her 2nd child she had to do 6 rounds of IVF when she was 42.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    @Hbhb: How thin did it make your uterine lining?

    Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @JaneyD: to be honest, I don’t remember!  But, I’m getting my records sent to me…so I can look and let you know!  My Dr. said that only a small % of women have that adverse affect – and of course I was one of them!

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