You know what...I don't mind answering a few questions! I am the same way. Before my IUI I asked a couple of ladies who have had IUIs what it was like. I wanted to know what it was all about. I understand wanting to know for sure what is going to happen and sometimes doctors just take that for granted, thinking we know what is going on. It is nice to talk to someone who has been through the experience and can give you some advice! So I don't mind at all!!!
You know I don't know what his count was before or after. They didn't give me those numbers. They did tell me that the lab said his sperm was "thick" so that meant the swimmers couldn't necessarily get to the egg. My doctor said that could have been some of our issue! I am hoping this is it. My husband's birthday is New Year's Day, I would love for this to be his birthday present!!!
I hear you about not wanting to do anything that is not going to work. Insurance is expensive enough and then you add all these infertility issues it just makes it so hard.I think if you tell your doctor all these things he/she will try to do the things that will be cost effective!
I will keep you updated on my 2ww! I am glad Christmas is in the middle of it, otherwise I would be going crazy!!View Thread
Hey there! I went in for my u/s on CD 13. I got the trigger shot on CD 13 to induce the ovulation within 36 hours. I then went in on CD 15 for the IUI.
So I went in yesterday for the IUI. We had to take the seman sample to the lab by 8:00. We went back about 9:00 to do the IUI. It is very similar to a pap smear. They use a syringe to inject the seman directly into the uterus. Now with clomid there is the chance that there will be more then one baby. I had two good follicles on Monday so if this worked there is the possiblity of twins.
Off the subject though...your cycle sounds a lot like mine. I used to ovulate around CD 12-15 with AF coming around day 26-28, but once I got on clomid I would ovulate around CD 13-16 with AF coming around day 30. I don't know if it was all the stress that had been building or what (we have been trying for 14 months!) and that is what made my cycle so different or if it was the combination of the two, but your cycle sounds a lot like mine!
Well hope this helps. I am by no means an expert, but it is nice to talk to someone who could maybe shed a little light on something new!! Let me know how it all turns out!
Hi! I am going in for my IUI tomrrow. I did clomid days 3-7, then went in for an u/s to see if there were good follicles. I then went back for my shot to ovulate within 36 hours. We did all of that yesterday which would have been CD 13. DH will do his thing tomrrow morning, we will take it to the lab and they will do what they need to do. I will have to go back within an hour to do the IUI. Now this is my first IUI so wheather or not you have a normal schedule, I couldn't tell you. I am telling you what my doctor is doing. Hope this helps a little!
I do not have pcos, but a few years ago had endomitreosis (probably spelled wrong), anyway, not sure if that is back or not. The doctor won't do any exploratory surgery until all other options have been exhausted. We have been trying for a year now and I have to say I really thought it wouldn't take long. MY doctor was optimistic and even though I thought I would have trouble, never really thought I would. I just started the 3rd round of clomid yesterday (thursday) and go in for my follicle u/s on Friday Nov. 11th. We will see if this round will work or not. I bought new opk's this month and am hoping that the digital ones will be better then the ones I was using. Well good luck and talk to you soon!!!View Thread
WOW...I guess you have a lot going on!!! All this craziness probably isn't helping the ttc bit! I know for me when I first started coming to these boards they were a great relief to me...finally someone else I can talk to...even if they don't respond I at least got to tell someone what is going on! That is why I finally just realized that I need to relax. Even my husband said I was obsessing. I have told myself that I can only come to these boards twice a day tops (used to be on them every free chance I had) and to just go with everything. It seems to have taken a huge weight off my shoulders. I am 35 and I think that was also weighing on me, I guess like my doctor told me, it will happen, but you can never try to hard! Well cortneymarie you sound like a great person to talk to on these boards. We will have to keep tabs on eachother. Good luck with all your craziness and the ttc! I hope we both get the baby we desire!!!!!! Keep me posted!!!!!!!!View Thread
I know exactly how you feel!!! My husband and I have been ttc for a year now and I am starting my 3rd round of clomid. I too, have had it in the back of my head that I will have trouble getting pregnant. I had some issues as a teenager that made me think this, I now know the doctor I saw when I was 18 was a dick and didn't know me, just sterotyped me. anyway, I have come to realize that stressing out and getting obssesive about it will not help. I don't know if you feel obssesive about it at all, but todayI had that revelation. I need to relax and just let it happen. God will have a plan for me and give us a baby when He feels the time is right. Waiting is the hardest, but looking at every twinge, tingle, and cramp as "am I pregnant" will only make you crazier! I had ALL of that this month. I don't want to discourage you more, but just letting you know that I am in the same boat as you and just relized it WILL happen I just need to relax and let it happen! Good luck and keep us posted!View Thread
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