Post # 1
Looking for perspective from anyone who’s been put on the “clomid challenge” and also anyone who has tried iui at home.
I was given clomid to take from January 26th-29th. (Day 5-9 of cycle) Does this increase chance of conceiving? Doctor said purpose of clomid challenge is to check “fsh” levels.
I collected semen in a sterile cup and injected with needless syringe on February 2nd. However I did not lay down and rest afterwards.
Fast forward to Feb 8th day before Ovulation. I repeated the same procedure, but rested for 20 min,lying down.
Next step would probably be in-clinic iui with washed sperm from partner.
Sorry if it’s Too Much Information. Has anyone been through these experiences? I would like to hear stories of others
Thank you 🙂
Post # 2
assuming you have a partner and are not in a same sex relationship, why are you trying home insemination over intercourse? While I’m sure that method has been successful, the actual physical dynamics of the male ejaculation make it much more likely that the sperm get past the cervix. Essentially you’re doing AI which would have a much lower success rate than true iui. Are you using opk to monitor ovulation?
also I have never heard of clomid being used to check fsh levels. Usually clomid cycles are monitored by ultrasound to evaluate the number and size of the follicles.
Post # 3
Why did they suggest home insemination? IUI passes through the cervix and deposits the sperm in the uterus. This isn’t something you can do at home, and using a syringe is just doing the same thing as sex.
The clomid challenge is to see how you respond to drugs, and is used when you have high FSH. Did they do an ultrasound to check how your follicles responded to the clomid? To be blunt, either your doctor isn’t explaining things well, or they don’t know what they are doing. Is this a reproductive endocrinologist (RE) or an gynecologist?