(Closed) IVF & IUI Support Thread- Part 3

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@HopefulForLittleOne:  Sending you lots of postive thoughts and prayers! Good luck to you!! FX it all turns out perfect!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@HopefulForLittleOne:  What an emotional journey.  I am hoping that you have good news about your DH’s SA soon! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Looks like this thread needs to be revived since there’s a lot of us in process or getting ready to start IUI on the 6+/1+ threads, and a few ladies on the 1+ in process of IVF.

So exciting! πŸ™‚

So let’s start by introducing ourselves:

Cycles/months trying: 

IUI or IVF: 

Current CD/DPO:  

Chart (if you have one):    

Known issues?  

Protocol:

Where are you at in the process?

WHEN I get my BFP, I’ll celebrate by:

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Cycles/months trying:  19 cycles, 21 months TTC – NTNP since May 2009

IUI or IVF: IUI

Current CD/DPO:  CD4

Chart (if you have one):  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/yellowclover

Known issues? PCOS

Protocol: We are doing IUI with injectables. We will start Clomid 50mg 3-7, injectible FSH starting CD9, ultrasounds for monitoring, then trigger followed by IUI. I’ll also be using progesterone suppositories after O.

Where are you at in the process? Well, I had baseline blood work drawn this morning, but we’re doing a natural cycle (without IUI) this cycle and starting next cycle, which hopefully will be around 7/15.

WHEN I get my BFP, I’ll celebrate by: Other than SCREAMING and doing a happy chicken dance!?? Wow, I don’t know. So hard to think of right now. I did buy a onesie that says “daddy’s lil hunting buddy” to use to tell Darling Husband and a card that says “WE LOVE YOU.”

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@HopefulForLittleOne: Hopefully by me reviving this thread you started, it’ll bring back the thread starter’s luck for you!!?? πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cycles/months trying: 

IUI or IVF: 

Current CD/DPO:  CD 14

Chart (if you have one):    I gave up on it

Known issues?  PCOS, blocked tube, mild male factor

Protocol: IUI with no drugs.

Where are you at in the process? We are waiting for a πŸ™‚ to go in. Hopefully in one or two more days.

WHEN I get my BFP, I’ll celebrate by:

Wow I don’t even know. It feels like such an impossibility right now. Probably a trip to go visit my parents to share the news.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@EverAfterBegins:  Hi there! When do you “normally” O? Do you have wonky cycles due to the PCOS? Is this your first IUI? Sorry, lots of questions for you..FX you get that πŸ™‚ VERY soon!! Good luck!!

@HopefulForLittleOne:  πŸ™‚ 

Good question – I guess you could say you’ve been trying since you stopped BC. Heck we’ve all been trying it just isn’t working πŸ˜‰ And I agree 100% about the real celebration after the 1st trimester. I think, if anything I’ve learned from the 6+/1+ graduates, is that you just need to take it one day at a time. Tell yourself over and over, “today, I am pregnant.” I really hope we all can say those four big words very soon!

I’m so excited for all of us! *high fives* Hopefully we’ll have some new faces soon!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ladies, question for you.  What do you discuss when you go in for your first visit to a RE?  My OBGYN has suggested me setting up an appointment, so I’m wondering what happens at the first initial appointment?  Is it covered by insurance if your insurance does NOT cover IVF?

I’ve done two IUI’s and one doctor said I should skip trying and just go to IVF if “I’m in a hurry.”  This was not my usual OBGYN, she was at the hospital when I went in.  However, I’d love a baby soon, but not sure I’d like to move to IVF yet since both my husband and I have checked out fine (SA, no blocked tubes, etc).

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@LuckoftheIrish12:  I agree with everything HopefulForLittleOne: mentioned above. As far as coverage goes, everyone’s insurance is different. My visits and IUI will be covered 50%. My consultation at only 50% was still only $51! I expected it to be much more. How are your cycles? Are they “normal?” Have you had your progesterone checked? Were your IUI’s with meds? I think if you’re not quite ready to go towards IVF, maybe you should weigh your options with your Darling Husband and your RE and go from there.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Cycles/months trying: 10 years

IUI or IVF: First IVF 

Current CD/DPO:  CD14….transfer scheduled for this Saturday

Chart (if you have one):    

Known issues?  severe endo diagnosed Jan 2013/DH has low sperm motility

Protocol: injectables started on day 3 for 9 days, trigger shot 36 hours before ER, progesterone suppositories until positive pregnancy test

Where are you at in the process? ER yesterday….7 eggs, 1 already wasn’t mature, they were supposed to do ICSI today and I call tomorrow to find out how many are left. Still finding it hard to remain optimistic right now πŸ™

WHEN I get my BFP, I’ll celebrate by: Never had one before…maybe excited but probably scared it won’t take….I’ve been let down so much I can’t seem to get excited about this. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Yellow.Clover:  I guess I O between CD14 and CD18ish but it varies. This is my first IUI. I tried with clomid last month (the lowest dose) and too many eggs volunteered so they canceled the IUI. Is this you first IUI too? 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@LuckoftheIrish12:  Hi there.  Every insurance is different, but it sounds like maybe I was in a similar boat as you… my insurance does NOT cover IVF (or IUI) but DOES cover anything related to *diagnosis* (rather than treatment) of infertility.  So my RE office visits were covered (with just a copay of $20-40, I forget which), as were my labs, ultrasounds, etc.  But then as soon as we switch over to the IVF process nothing is covered.  I have looked at many, many insurance plans’ coverage descriptions and it is quite common for diagnosis of infertility to be covered (so your office visits, lab tests, etc.) but not for the IVF to be covered.

Re: moving straight to IVF…yes, IVF is your faster route compared to IUI — the success rates per cycle are about double (don’t quote me on that…it’s what I’m remembering offhand…you can find the exact success rates online).  That said, if you’re not in a hurry many people start with IUI because it is cheaper (and sometimes covered by insurance) and not nearly as invasive as IVF.   And some people need to go straight to IVF based on what fertility issue they have (i.e., severe male factor –> straight to IVF). Feel free to come join us on the 1+ board, by the way…it’s a bit more active than this one since most of us IUI/IVF’ers have also been trying for 1+ years.

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