We tried for over 2yrs with stimmed cycles and TI with my OB/Gyn. My husband had a vasectomy reversal and his SA was good so we assumed the problem was with me not ovulating every cycle. Out of approx. 12 stimmed cycles (with clomid, femara, and a combination of clomid and follistim) we only got one that had a mature follicle so we finally sought an RE thinking that I just needed some injectables to get mature follicles.
Thankfully the RE started over with us and did a ton of diagnostic testing. We found that I had elevated prolactin and tsh so treated those with bromocriptine and synthroid, but the biggest shock was when we did another SA with an antisperm antibody check and found that DH had them over 95% of his sperm. We were then given the option of donor sperm or IVF w/ICSI. We were told that we could try IUI’s with his sperm, but he said that there were no odds to give us and in his experience this doesn’t work in cases like ours.
So…we had to wait on our IVF until DH got back from deployment and then being military we got transferred to a new state and had to find a new RE.
FINALLY though we did our IVF w/ICSI cycle in September 2012 and feel soooo blessed it worked the first try after putting in 3 yrs TTC. We also did a 5 day transfer.
Good Luck! Sending you lots of :babydust: :babydust: