We had an appt with our RE today. We weren’t sure what direction to go in. We’ve had 3 unsuccessful IUI’s. I wasn’t sure if we should up the dose from 100mg of clomid to 150mg (hoping to get 2 follicles and increase chances of :bfp:), move on to injectibles, or needed to start thinking IVF. The doctor said given that I am 30 and DH has a good sperm count she isn’t against trying a few more clomid IUI’s with a dosage of 150mg, if that’s what we want. She said if we were thinking of moving to injectables we should just go to IVF because the chance of multiples would be less. She didn’t seem very confident in continuing the IUI route but said she wasn’t going to push IVF until we were ready. My biggest issue with IVF is that my baby would be made outside my body. I know it’s silly, but I’m having trouble getting past it. Am I wasting my time continuing with IUI’s? Has anyone else had similar feelings about IVF?
Me- 30 hypothyroidism (causing infrequent ovulation)
DH - 35 retrograde ejaculation stemming from type 1 diabetes
IUI 1 - Aug 2011 100mg clomid days 5-9, 2 great follicles, ovidrel shot :bfn:
IUI 2 - Sept 2011 100mg clomid days 5-9, 1 great follicle, ovidrel shot :bfn:
IUI 3 - 100mg clomid days 3-7, 1 great follicles, ovidrel shot :bfn: