Post # 16
I’ve only had one IUI so far (thanks covid) and it was not successful. I will say though that it’s a total breeze. I take letrozole and the HCG trigger shot and had zero side effects. The IUI itself is totally painless; like less than a pap smear even. Sooooo it might not be successful but it’s also not a physically gruelling thing.
Post # 17
If you end up having coverage it may be worth it to go directly to IVF with both male/female factors.
We had lowish morphology and everything else appeared normal. We did 3 unsuccessful IUIs, but were successful after our second embryo transfer. We paid everything out of pocket, and I don’t regret trying IUI, but probably would only have done 1-2 looking back now. We also had 2 losses prior to IUI so by the time we got to it the journey already felt sooo long and I was getting impatient. IVF is definitely not quick so if you are feeling antsy it might be worth going right to it for you mental health.
I don’t think you would be making a bad decision either way though 🙂 IUI can also be a good ramp up to the appointments and meds involved in IVF. Good luck on your journey whatever you decide- I hope it’s as quick as possible!