First IUI Treatment


#1

Next month we will start our first IUI treatment. I am very nervous. I’m not quite sure what to expect when it comes to medication side effects, and how to manage my emotions. Taking clomid and injections. I feel like our fertility clinic is just a baby factory. It’s hard to feel confident when I can’t even talk to a nurse without waiting days for a return call. Any advice on getting through IUI would be much appreciated.


#2

Hello Sperro! I am excited for you. I am soon getting an IUI myself. I was supposed to this month but the timing didnt work out. I might be able to tell you in a month, but it sounds like you’ll know more about it before I will :slight_smile: I’m sure someone else on here will have some advice. Maybe connect with Rach007 on the other IUI thread going on. She is getting hers this month.:slight_smile:


#3

[QUOTE=“sperro, post: 1790612, member: 85617”]Next month we will start our first IUI treatment. I am very nervous. I’m not quite sure what to expect when it comes to medication side effects, and how to manage my emotions. Taking clomid and injections. I feel like our fertility clinic is just a baby factory. It’s hard to feel confident when I can’t even talk to a nurse without waiting days for a return call. Any advice on getting through IUI would be much appreciated.[/QUOTE]
I can’t tell you a whole lot. I’ve done two IUIs and no meds (yet), but I’m pretty sure it’s best to expect this to be emotional. I have found it difficult to minimize the highs and lows, but coming here helps. :slight_smile:


#4

Hi, I had my first IUI last month and used Clomid 5mg…not pregnant. Very disappointed and not sure if pregnancy is in my future, turning 43 next month. The procedure was straight forward but not sure if there is anything I can speak to my fertility doc about to increase our chances?? Are there higher doses of clomid to produce more follicles/eggs? I think my doc wants to move on to IVF after a 3 rd IUI but that isn’t in the cards financially unfortunately … Feeling like my chance got away from me to be a mom.


#5

IUI is the cost effective process that helps millions of couples with infertility problems to have healthy babies. Although IUI have high success rates, the infertility specialist recommends some ovulation boosting drugs along with the IUI treatment. If the couple is interested in IUI, the doctor need to make sure that that couple are the best candidate for the IUI process. The doctor also needs to confirm that the Fallopian tubes were not blocked at the time of injection, which is a major requirement for a successful pregnancy.
Before injecting sperm, the doctor needs to analyze the ovarian reserves and ensure that there are enough quality of eggs in ovaries. Male factor infertility like low sperm count and less mobility sperm can also be treated by IUI process. Before proceeding with the treatment the fertility specialist need to confirm whether the candidate is suitable for IUI or not. If the candidates are not good for IUI treatment, the doctor recommends other alternative fertility treatments. Patient age must also a considerable factor before starting IUI treatment.


#6

HI All,
We are doing our first IUI, hoping for the best !!! Starting shots today.
This option was not first choice of our doctor, but we still insisted after a failed IVF. But yes, being positive throughout the process helps a lot. So let us focus on positive part and learn from the failure, Cheers :slight_smile:

I sometimes think that parenting starts before you actually become pregnant with a baby. Let’s take time to think, or take a break but do not give up on your baby. Let’s DO IT !!!


#7

Good luck!


#8

HI All,
I am taking gonal for past 4 days.
Had blood work and ultrasound today, estradiol level 432 today, one 21mm follicle.
My clinic just called in and asked to take trigger shot tonight, I am up for insemination on 8th April.

Is IUI such a fast process… or my ovaries responding way too quickly ???

I am just trying to digest all this and gather myself up :slight_smile:
Hoping for the best !!!


#9

Hi Marchie,

Different people respond differently to medication; it’s part of why they usually start with low doses and monitor you closely, so they can keep track of how things are progressing. (I mean, I did letrozole for 5 days, then 8 days of Gonal-F, so I’m like… on the opposite end of the spectrum!) But your numbers look good and that’s what they’re looking at and for. IUI is a MUCH quicker process than IVF is, anyway.

Good luck!


#10

Hey, Marchie! I agree with Looking Glass. It looks like you’re responding great! IUI is definitely a quick process most of the time. It all depends on your numbers, which look great. Good luck to you.


#11

[QUOTE=“Christine9, post: 1793326, member: 85016”]Hey, Marchie! I agree with Looking Glass. It looks like you’re responding great! IUI is definitely a quick process most of the time. It all depends on your numbers, which look great. Good luck to you.[/QUOTE]

Thanks LookingGlass, Christine9, now I understood :slight_smile:
Will keep posted


#12

HI All,
Today was our first IUI day. All went well.
Hubby’s guys did a good job with 50% motility, 4M post wash. Happy with today’s procedure :slight_smile:
Hoping for the best !!!


#13

[QUOTE=“sperro, post: 1790612, member: 85617”]Next month we will start our first IUI treatment. I am very nervous. I’m not quite sure what to expect when it comes to medication side effects, and how to manage my emotions. Taking clomid and injections. I feel like our fertility clinic is just a baby factory. It’s hard to feel confident when I can’t even talk to a nurse without waiting days for a return call. Any advice on getting through IUI would be much appreciated.[/QUOTE]
Hi, dear! I’ afraid I have no experience as for IUI treatment. I only guess this is less invasive procedure. And if you’re referred to it then you have pretty good chances :slight_smile: we’re in the egg donation case. But see, what I’m badly surprised at - poor responding of your clinic’s staff. This is so unfair. I know we’re all feeling almost the same while struggling, so why not to give that support to you?? I think a phone call in time is not so tiring just to put one’s mind at ease!.. I’m really sorry for that.
We’re passing our de ivf treatment in Biotexcom. I absolutely like people there - seems they’re in touch day and night. And I feel free to call any time I’m feeling low or confused with a quastion. Thanks them all a lot.
I wish your treatment go fast and smoothly for you resulting in a desired pregnancy. Gentle hugs x


#14

Hi All,
I am on 3dpiui. Felt slight cramps on day 1,2 after IUI but no discomfort at all. Today feeling like normal, usual me.
I am glad that we did this cycle, in general having a “feel good” factor.
On Friday we take our 2nd Ovidrel shot as directed by doctor.
Yay!!! 3 days down 14 days more to go.


#15

Ahhh, the long wait. The loooooooong wait, if they’re having you take a booster trigger. I’m glad your spirits are high! I hope this one could be it for you guys.


#16

Good luck, Marchie! I hope the time passes quickly for you and you get your good news!


#17

Thank you LookingGlass and Christine9 :slight_smile:


#18

On 7dpiui today. 10 days more to go!!!

Feeling tired since morning today…Since last 1-2 days I used to be energetic during the day but energy used to drop in the evenings, night.
Don’t know if this is side effect of my 2nd trigger shot that I took on friday…Not able to find its side effects on net…

Overall TWW going nice and smooth with lovely spring and plenty of sunshine outside :slight_smile:
Visited Hobby Lobby and made some DIY candles :slight_smile:


#19

I’m glad this tww is going so well! I always came unglued. LOL! Your symptoms are probably from the 2nd trigger. They can cause you to feel all the same symptoms as pregnancy. The trigger can also cause a false positive on an hpt as well. Are you planning on testing or waiting for your beta with the dr?


#20

HI Christine9,
First week went by good, but now the real patience test starts !!!
Agree about trigger shot effects.
I would like to wait and see what happens.
In my last IVF cycle all went well through 2ww but AF arrived on night before going to beta test on morning next day… so I have decided to leave it to beta with Dr.
Just hanging in there