Infertility Survey

posted 5 months ago in TTC
  • poll: Infertility - What did you go through? Did it work?
    Medicine Only for me : (16 votes)
    25 %
    Medicine Only for DH : (0 votes)
    We both had to take medicine : (3 votes)
    5 %
    IUI : (11 votes)
    17 %
    IVF : (9 votes)
    14 %
    Adoption : (0 votes)
    We were successful : (20 votes)
    32 %
    We were not successful : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
    1442 posts
    Bumble bee

    mama2bee71 :  you know our story already.  Technically the month we got pregnant only my husband was on meds but, I did 5 rounds of Clomid and was about to start Femara when we got pregnant.  

    Post # 3
    4257 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We did 3 rounds of Clomid only, 3 rounds of Clomid with trigger & timed intercourse, and 5 IUIs with injectables and trigger. No success so far – looking into IVF once our lives/finances allow (put on temporary hold while DH is in grad school). 

    I HATED Clomid – I didn’t have any negative physical side effects, but I got really bad mood swings. It was so frustrating to know that I was being irrational or overemotional but still be unable to control it.


    Post # 4
    2444 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I feel like your poll will get some skewed answers. For example, we did a few cycles of TI (unsuccessful), 6 IUI (1 miscarriage, all unsuccessful in leading to a take home baby). 2 IVF retrievals, 1 transfer (unsuccessful) and 1 transfer (currently 22 weeks pregnant). For this fact, I chose meds for me, iui, ivf and both unsuccessful and successful.

    Post # 5
    4175 posts
    Honey bee

    mama2bee71 :  our doctors recommended skipping straight to IVF, but I wasn’t quite emotionally ready for it so they let us do one round of IUI first. It was no big surprise when it failed but I was still crushed and decided to stop messing around and just jump into IVF w/ ICSI like they recommended. Plus Clomid is awful and gave me terrible mood swings and I didn’t want to do that again! I got pregnant on the first round of IVF and I’m due in July. We have 3 frozen embryos to use for future kids. I’m very open about our struggle and one of the benefits I’ve found is SO many friends have reached out to me privately to thank me and ask questions because they are in the same boat and don’t want to tell anyone. I love that I can be a source of support for them. 

    Post # 6
    3905 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I was on progesterone supplements since I had low numbers and a really short LP. 

    Had one MC, started progesterone, had DD. Started trying for #2 on progesterone, had another MC, was told by my OB that at my age and with 2 MC, we should go straight to IVF so we could do genetic testing of the fertilized eggs, then got pregnant the next cycle with DS. 

    Post # 7
    2376 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We have done nothing.  Well, I guess we aren’t doing absolutely nothing.  My husband is taking a bunch of supplements to try and improve his sperm quality, but our doctor was very frank with us  and told us our only hope for a biological child was to use donor sperm (fertility issues are with both of us, but we couldn’t begin to work on my problems with DH’s issues).  So, we are praying for a miracle, but also starting the process to become foster parents and are looking to adopt as well 🙂

    Post # 8
    3027 posts
    Sugar bee

    It took 7 cycles to get pregnant (I have long cycles, so that was almost a year), but that first pregnancy was ectopic and I lost the tube along with the babe. My hormones were sometimes wacky and my thyroid was sluggish. DH also had a SA come back with slightly low motility, but nothing was catastrophically wrong. We tried IUI with clomid after that just to boost our chances of having success with one tube. The first IUI trigger shot didn’t work and I didn’t ovulate. We switched to clomid+gonal f+new trigger shot for IUI number two and I got pregnant with fraternal twins. One twin was ectopic and I lost my second tube, but the other survived and is almost 16 months old 🙂

    Post # 9
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Two IUIs so far but both failed.  Will start with a new doctor once we find one as we just moved to a new state.

    Post # 10
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    JsDragonfly :  I have to ask. Why is your doctor so adamant that donor sperm is the only route? If you’re husband has sperm, why wouldn’t they attempt IVF with ICSI?

    Post # 11
    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have endometriosis and PCOS, DH has low motility/morphology. Started TTC in 2014. Were successful in September 2016.  I chose IUI, we both had to take meds and we were successful. 

    We did Clomid (3 unmonitored rounds), Femara (1 unmonitored, 2 monitored + TI), 1 TI + gonal-F + Femara round (August ’16), and 2 hybrid injectable IUI’s {gonal-F, ovidrel, Femara} and 1 hybrid injectable adding in cabergoline for hyperprolactinema.  That last one was successful and we’re 33 weeks now with a singleton. I was also on metformin for the PCOS through most of our infertility journey. 

    In addition to the meds for me, my RE had DH and I both on Vit. D and then DH on FertilityPlus supplements. We also did 2 laparoscopies, 2 HSG’s and a saline sono. 

    Post # 12
    1242 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I did 2 rounds of clomid, the second successful one with injections as well. I have PCOS and knew we could have problems but DH never got tested. 

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