I just finished my 7th IUI cycle and it was another negative. My dr tells me that there isn’t anything “wrong” with me and that eventually this method will work, but I can’t help but think something is wrong. Clearly things aren’t “lining up,” so how do I investigate more into this and find out where things are going wrong? I’ve asked about my egg quality, thinking that maybe my eggs are bad but my doctor says that my egg quality is checked every cycle and there isn’t anything wrong with my egg quality either. The only thing he has said is that I have a hard time ovulating regularly/on my own, so he monitors me closely. I’m on Follistim, Crinone (progesterone) and I trigger with HCG as directed by him. So this means I am ovulating, right?
To further complicate things, we are also using frozen donor sperm. I believe 100% that this lowers the chances of conceiving when you compare it to fresh sperm, but we do not have that option. I am 33 years old and I’ve never tried to get pregnant before. Also, I was on birth control for suppression of ovarian cysts for 15 years. I went off of the pill last October and we started trying to get pregnant in December. My dr has started expressing that he might recommend IVF at this point. That is not something we are against, as a last option, but why would he recommend this if, according to him, nothing is wrong with me? He continues to say that he feels that IUI WILL eventually work and that it’s all about timing. So how can we fix the problem of “timing”? Closer monitoring? I don’t know what else…
Also, my insurance says that I must have 12 failed IUI cycles and then they will pay 90% of up to 3 IVF cycles. I do not see how we can afford even one cycle of IVF at this point, since we have lost a total of $28,000 since December with all of this.
I would very much appreciate as much advice that is offered.
Thank you in advance,