How long...


#1

How long is it from when you choose to do IVF and when you actually have it? I’m starting CD 1 probably tomorrow and after talking to the doc we’ll most likely do IUI this month and then consider IVF in the future, but we move in 5 months overseas and will have no fertility care available… I’m wondering of we should just make the plunge to IVF or if I’ve got time to try IUI first… TIA!


#2

It depends on your clinic–do they cycle people together in groups or let each person choose their own schedule? If you are put on BCPs, the entire process is about 8-10 or 12 weeks is successful (4 weeks of pills, about 2 weeks of stims then ER, ET, the test for pregnancy is 2 weeks later, ultrasounds and monitoring follow if pregnant before released to an OB).

My office let me choose when I wanted to cycle, so it was up to me once the decision was made. I did have to have some pre-IVF testing completed before I began BCP. Good luck.


#3

2-3 months to get to result. Get all of your workup done in advance so you don’t have to wait.


#4

Thanks! We might try the one IUI first then since he’s home for it, then freeze sperm and try iui or IVF before we move… fingers crossed!