IUI success–Chicago IVF versus Fertility Centers of Illinois?

posted 5 days ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

no success and not a good experience are 2 different things.  i did 3 iuis, all BFNs.  we found success with our 2nd IVF.

you might have better luck on resolve.org’s message board.  they are the national infertility association.  supportwise, i found their suppot super helpful.  but you might also have more people in the chicago area who have experience with those clinics.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I saw Dr. Sipe at FCI in Hinsdale.  1st and 2nd IUI I was on 50mg clomid and neither worked.  For the 3rd IUI he upped my dose to 100mg.  That one did work, my body just didn’t do it’s thing and was ectopic.  He said he would do a 4th IUI, but DH and I decided to go forward w/ IVF.  1st fresh cycle I transferred 1 embryo and it initially took but I MC’d at 5 weeks.  FET cycle I transferred 2 embryos and 1 was sticky.  I’m now almost 28 weeks pregnant.  I honestly cannot say enough good things about FCI and my experience with them.  Everyone is genuinely really nice and they are very responsive to call you the same day with test results and further instruction.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

zoey0317 :  Are any of the FCI locations near you?  I only had to go to the location in Chicago if I had to do a monitoring appt or IUI on the weekend (and egg retrieval/ embryo transfer).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

zoey0317 :  15 min is convenient!!  We’re probably 30-45 min from the Hinsdale location depending on traffic.  I was worried about how it would all work with DH’s work schedule (6am-2:30pm), but I was able to do all IUI’s early (before 7am).  DH did his thing at home in the cup and you have 2 hours to get it to the lab.  I just kept it warm between my boobs.  FCI does all of their IUI’s and monitoring appointments in the morning 6:30-11.

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