October Infertility POAS

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Post # 316
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Helper bee

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@aish12111:  I think you can get it in. I would also move to ivf if this cycle doesn’t work out but fx it’s great and this is your lucky round!!!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

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@jen9999:  I’m so sorry to hear that this has turned into such a long and complicated process for you. I hope that the surgery gets you back on track.

Post # 318
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

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@aish12111:  If this IUI doesn’t work, and If your insurance will pay for it, I would move to IVF. Some insurance plans require you to go through a certain number of IUIs (sometimes up to 6) before they will pay for IVF, but from what you’ve written, it sounds like your plan may cover IVF at this stage (?). 

Post # 319
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Blushing bee

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@zstbee84:  Thanks! I think my insurance plan either requires an infertility diagnosis or for us to be trying at least 12 months. We’ve been trying 12 months but most of the time was annovulatory so I feel like we’ve only had three real attempts, and I know for most women getting pregnant takes more than three months. I’m respond well to a low dose of letrozole and my RE says my lining looks good every time. 

From a cost perspective, the doctor that was recommended for is in network for the next few months and then out of network in January. These plan documents are so hard to interpret until you actually get the pre-authorization but I *think* most / all of it will be covered this year if I go to IVF. I’ll probably may a bit more out of pocket next year since it will be out of network but that’s fine. 

All of that being said, would you ladies go from the third IUI into IVF given my situation and that it may not cost much? I’ll definitely get the opinion of the new RE when I see him next week. It just feels like we didn’t try that many cycles even though it was a long time getting back to ovulating. 

Post # 320
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Helper bee

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@aish12111:  3 iui is a lot. Moving to IVF will give you so much more info. If you have a great cycle you can always go back to iui. If you have issues you’ll be grateful you moved on quickly. 

Post # 321
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

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@aish12111:  I would definitely move to IVF at this point. I think the only reason not to move to IVF at this stage would be if it were cost prohibitive, but in your case it doesn’t sound like that will be an issue, at least for the first round. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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@jen9999:  oh man, I’m sorry about all the complications! In the long run it’ll be good to get all that stuff cleared up, but ugh. Hugs!

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@aish12111:  I would definitely move on to IVF if you have any coverage this calendar year. The stats show that the odds of success are quite low after 3 IUIs. I would try to get a consult with your RE scheduled now for right after your period is due. If you’re not pregnant, You can order meds overnight and start meds on cycle day 3 or so. You will also need a baseline appointment on cycle day 2 to check your uterine lining and hormone levels. 

Also, I would doublecheck your policy with regard to out of network…. our coverage is absolutely terrible for that! Like, it’s worth it to switch docs because you basically pay almost full price. But maybe yours is better. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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@jen9999:  
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@zstbee84:  thanks chicas! I had another appointment Friday and have one Monday morning….. tentatively planning on my trigger shot Monday and retrieval Wednesday. My parents are staying with our newly 2 year old for a couple days while we go down to the clinic (3.5 hours away). First time we will both be away from him! I wish it was for something more fun like a romantic trip, lol, but it’ll be nice to relax post-retrieval without a toddler clambering all over me. (I love him climbing on me most of the time, but ugh those sharp little feet to the stomach didn’t feel great last time!)

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

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@KittyYogi:  Wednesday wow — so soon! It’s really crazy how time flies. Crossing everything for you :). 

Post # 325
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

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@jen9999:  thanks bee, I will ask about that!! 

Post # 326
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Blushing bee

Thanks for all the advice guys! 

 

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@KittyYogi:  Good luck for Wednesday!

Post # 327
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Busy bee

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@aish12111:  my RE told us that if IUI is going to work it will most likely work within 3 cycles, so she doesn’t recommend more than 3.  Good luck with figuring things out!  It can be overwhelming!

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@KittyYogi:  ahh so exciting and so soon!!  Fx!  That’s nice that you’ll get some time with just your husband too!

Post # 328
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

My estrogen more than doubled! Apparently I will probably ovulate any day now. So looking forward to getting my FET scheduled. 

Post # 329
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Bumble bee

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@aish12111:  would you consider any TI cycles now that you’re ovulating regularly? Unless you have MFI in which case I wouldn’t bother.  We did 6 TI and 3 IUI before IVF. You may also end up with a delayed start date for IVF so you could always try a cycle or two while you wait 

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Bumble bee

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@zstbee84:  that’s great! Good luck!

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