Fertility Results *Big Breath*

posted 7 months ago in TTC
  • poll: Were you successful with IUI?


    Yes, with the first round

    Yes, with the second round

    Yes, with the third round

    Yes, but greater than three rounds

    Yes, but it's complicated, I'll explain in the comments

  • Post # 16
    1204 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    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!

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