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Stepping It Up: IUI

on October 17, 2012

It’s sad when fertility treatments become a highlight of your life, as opposed to a stressful endeavor. Things seem to be falling apart all around me and the one thing that is keeping me going is the hope my husband and I have for a baby. I’m excited to have my HSG Test later this week and (hopefully) start our first round of IUI next month. These things are keeping my head above water at the moment.

Our appointment with the RE went very well on Monday. Despite our initial concern that the SA results were dooming, the doctor reassured us that we are still in decent fertile standing, but we’d need a lot of patience to continue naturally. I think we are going to give IUI a shot in November (assuming I don’t jump off a bridge before then) and see how that goes. Our doc said 75% of couples achieve pregnancy by the third IUI cycle, and 95% by the fifth.  I was concerned with using clomid to produce more eggs (since I ovulate normally) but the doctor said it greatly improves our chances and the risk of multiples is only 7-8%. My blood work should be back any day now, so we will know by the end of the week if there is anything funky going on with my labs or lady bits.

Last Thursday we drove a few hours south to attend a speaking engagement hosted by the fertility clinic we are using. It was jam-packed with great information and statistics, and put our minds at ease. Essentially, it was a free “consult” considering most of our burning questions were answered on the spot. We didn’t win the free cycle of IVF, but we did get a $500 gift certificate toward treatment. Not too shabby 🙂 Every little bit helps.

Thank you all for your support. I’d love to hear about your experiences with IUI.

2 responses to “Stepping It Up: IUI

  1. Natalie says:

    Doesn’t it feel better having a plan? I know its crummy to even have to go down this road, but i know for myself once I was in it I felt better knowing something was getting done. I’m so excited for you and confident that you will have success! A very good friend of mine was successful with IUI on the first attempt. Not sure what the odds of that are but it’s nice to think that is what will happen for you. You never know what can happen after the HSG also. It seemed to be a helping factor for me. Don’t stress over having that done. It’s quick, and you’ll do great!!

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