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#2561

I completely understand how you feel!. My husband and I have done two rounds of IUI (not as expensive), but am compleltely scared about IVF as it may be our only chance due to the cost.

We have an appt with our RE on Thursday to talk strategy. I’d like to try one more round of IUI and then focus on getting both of us in better shape (IE losing weight) so that we have the best chance with IVF in the spring. My husband works in college athletics and he’s on the road a lot during the late fall/winter.

Good luck to you!

[quote=Irish-Princess]I have been reading these forums for about 4 years now. I was researching and gathering information to help my husband and I through what we feel like is the biggest blow we have encountered in our marriage thus far.

My DH and I are both 36 currently and have been married for 4 years in December of this year, when we got married we talked about starting a family as soon as we could. I have a daughter from a previous marriage but my husband and I wanted our family larger so we started trying. After 6 months and no pregnancy we went to my OB/GYN and after numerous tests found out I was fine. We were advised to do a SA on my DH; without thought we agreed and joked about how awkward it was going to be to complete the test.
A few days later the earth collapsed beneath us. He was diagnosed with azoospermia. After a couple more tests to confirm we were sent to a reproductive specialist dealing with both male and female infertility because we were told IVF was our only option. After more blood tests we were told that my DH had a slightly low Testosterone and a slightly elevated FH, I think thats right. Our doc told us that a TESA would be our only chance at having our own children and even that was a slim chance and if that didn’t work out we would need to decide if we wanted to use DS. After my DH heard that he would have to have a biopsy of his “boys” he had everything skid to a halt and asked that I let him take it all in. A few weeks ago he looked at me and told me he was finally ready to proceed, he still doesn’t like the idea of his “boys” being cut but he wanted a baby regardless of how or the cost.

So now here we are I am super excited to have a baby with my best friend and love of my life but sad now since he didn’t seem to interested earlier we have no way to pay for it, which just frustrates me because now we will have to save for a couple more years possibly before we can proceed. Just seems like there are road blocks around every corner. I know we can overcome them it’s just annoying to know that if there was money just growing on a tree somewhere we could possibly have a baby. Sigh

I am sorry it was so long and I look forward to talking to you all more often.

:pray: for a miracle…[/quote]


#2562

Thanks! We’re going to see the RE on Thursday and talk strategy. This month is completely out for a cycle, so I’d like to try IUI one more time in September and put things on hold if that doesn’t work. We know our next step after this is IVF and since it’s so expensive I want us to be in the best shape possible for it to work. (I’d like to lose 20 pounds, which is totally doable for me).

Keep in touch! I can private message you my email.

Danielle


#2563

[QUOTE=DanielleColorado8060]Thanks! We’re going to see the RE on Thursday and talk strategy. This month is completely out for a cycle, so I’d like to try IUI one more time in September and put things on hold if that doesn’t work. We know our next step after this is IVF and since it’s so expensive I want us to be in the best shape possible for it to work. (I’d like to lose 20 pounds, which is totally doable for me).

Keep in touch! I can private message you my email.

Danielle[/QUOTE]

I sent you mine through private message. Let me know if you got it :slight_smile:

Stephanie


#2564

Hi from Texas

Hello!

My name is Amber and my husband is Daniel. We have been together 7 years and have been trying for about 6 years to get pregnant. I also tried with a past relationship and nothing.

We did our first IUI on August 4…this two week wait is KILLING ME. I took Clomid and Ovidrel with donor sperm. Two eggs dropped…-crossing our fingers-We will do it once more and move on to foster/adopt which was our original plan until I got a job that has amazing infertility benefit, yay for BCBS of MN.

The DH has a child from a previous relationship but he has no sperm count. He has celiac’s and probably a result of trauma (He does MMA and BJJ).


#2565

[quote=Amberdinni]Hello!

My name is Amber and my husband is Daniel. We have been together 7 years and have been trying for about 6 years to get pregnant. I also tried with a past relationship and nothing.

We did our first IUI on August 4…this two week wait is KILLING ME. I took Clomid and Ovidrel with donor sperm. Two eggs dropped…-crossing our fingers-We will do it once more and move on to foster/adopt which was our original plan until I got a job that has amazing infertility benefit, yay for BCBS of MN.

The DH has a child from a previous relationship but he has no sperm count. He has celiac’s and probably a result of trauma (He does MMA and BJJ).[/quote]

Good Luck! I’m from TX too!


#2566

Hello from NY

Hello,
My name is Mel (30) and my partner’s name is Kate(23). I have been TTC via IUI, we have had 4 IUI’s with Negative results and currently on our 5th IUI with injectables, acupuncture, yoga, and supplements. Hoping this is the one, been feeling rather down and nervous about the Beta test. These negatives are starting to really wear on us. I had a Lap done in the end of April, Doc found very mild endometriosis, and my left ovary was stuck on the lining but he cleaned me all out and this is our 2nd IUI since my lap. Hoping to not have to go through IVF since it is so expensive but we will if we have to.
I look forward to meeting others going through it!


#2567

Well, we had a great appointment today with our RE. Even though we haven’t gotten pregnant, we’re going to try two more cycles since I’ve been responding so well to the medication. Starting the Clomid again tonight and looking at next Thursday or Friday for IUI.

[quote=Swilson82]I sent you mine through private message. Let me know if you got it :slight_smile:

Stephanie[/quote]


#2568

Newbie

I am newbie in this kind of fertility community. First time I am posting something but I used to read all your comments for hte past couple of weeks. I am trying to conceive for the 2nd time with infertility treatments.
:preg:1st baby with provera + Letrozole + IUI
Trying for a 2nd babay for the past 1 1/2 years. Nothing is working out:grr:
Tried the same strategy as the first baby, but as it did not work, moved to injectables after doing hysteroscopy & D&C…
did Provera + Letrozole + injectables +Ovidrel + IUI(April 2012) = :bfn:
Had to move out of state right after the iui(in a week’s time)…so found a new doc 2 months ago…started with Provera again + Clomid + Injectables + Novarel trigger shot + IUI (august 13 2012).
So now on 2ww and it is killing me…praying so badly for this one to be + :pray::pray::pray::pray: as we are paying everything out of pocket for the treatment and will be taking a break for a while if -ve as we are tight on the money part now…

Happy to join this community and wil be joining the august 2ww buddies :slight_smile: and :bsv:to everyone who is in their 2ww and lot of prayers for :bfp: for everyone who is going to test soon :slight_smile:
Bye
reallywannabmommyagain


#2569

Long time reader first time poster!! My husband and I have been ttc for over a year and as we are both 36 we feel the clock ticking. We had our first IUI yesterday. Feeling positive but also apprehensive. I wanted to start being part of this community to get a little bit of support and advice. :slight_smile:


#2570

Hi everyone-
I just joined on Friday 8.17.12. I have a daughter who is 6 who was concede naturally. We have been trying for over a year to have a second child. Once it was determined that my dh had some sperm issues we decided to go the iui route. We’ve had 2 iui’s one with injectables which we just had yesterday. We hope this time around everything works out. It is mentally draining so it definitely helps to share and have the support of others who understand.


#2571

hello everybody,

I am newbie in this fertility community. I register here to can talk to people that can understand my feelings, my fears and my hopes. I was reading the posts for more than 6 months…but I was shy to start talking to people. My mother tongue is not English …so I apologize for my mistakes…at least I hope that I can make the ladies smiling with my broken English…

my dear husband is tired about all the treatments and it’s just my will that keeps us in. he goes to hospital just to make me happy …otherwise he is convinced that if we relax and do nothing … we will end up with a baby. I don’t think so and anyway we’re too old to wait and we’ve already waited few years.

good luck to everybody here and many many :bfp:!


#2572

New here

Hi my name is Ashley I’m new to the world of IUI. We have been TTC since January of 2011 with no success.
My history goes like this…

Me 29 polycystic ovaries with a strong possibility of PCOS…To be determined.

DH 40 very low sperm count 0.07% No forward moving progression.

2004- Jordin is born (first marriage) no trouble conceiving.
2009- Conceived 2nd son very easily had a great pregnancy was born 1/08/10:clap:

Jan- July 2011- we get the go ahead from Dr. to start trying for 3rd baby. We figured it would be very easy because our 2nd son was so easy to conceive.
we tried naturally for a few months and in June I skipped a period :bfn:so I called my Dr and he said to wait and see what happens.
By July I still hadn’t started so he had me come in to see what was going on. Everything looked fine so he went ahead and gave me prometrium for 12 days. Cycle began and were told to try naturally. Everything should be OK we hadn’t had any issues in the past so he doesn’t see it being a problem.
Aug-Nov 2011 Skipped a few more cycles :bfn:and Dr. decided to go ahead and try clomid with us.

Dec 2011- First cycle of clomid 50mg
2 Follicles
ovulate naturally, timed intercourse.
after what seemed to be an excruciating 2WW we got a :bfn: and :af: started shortly after.

Jan 2012- Second round of clomid 50mg
No follicle growth no ovulation another round of prometrium.

Feb 2012- 3rd round of Clomid 100mg
3 mature follicles 2 on the left 1 on the right.
Trigger shot the same day and timed intercourse with in 24 hours.
:bfn:

March 2012- 4th round of clomid 100mg
Plan was to do an IUI…Husband had sperm analysis done. Sperm count was 0.07% and the morphology was sperm were not moving or only twitching…(awesome :grr:)
Stopped clomid mid cycle and went to see a Urologist.

April 19th 2012- DH has vericocele surgery. Wont know results for 3 months.

July 2012- Found out vericocele repair did not work as well as hoped. Sperm count increased from 1.2-2.1 million. Dr. told us to move onto to IVF with ICSI as a strong possibility.

August 2012- Visit RE for the first time and he recommends trying a few IUI’s. I just happen to be coming off of my cycle after being on provera for 12 days. Did baseline and that’s where he saw that I was PCO. Decided that I could go ahead and start clomid again.
August 22, 2012 going in for follicle check so we shall see!!

I will update as we go along. :pray:


#2573

Had IUI today.looking for a 2ww buddy. :cheer:


#2574

Iui

[QUOTE=babyplease26]Had IUI today.looking for a 2ww buddy. :cheer:[/QUOTE]

I have mine tomorrow at 11! I’m so down to have a 2ww buddy!! :clap:


#2575

Update

[QUOTE=ashngiff]Hi my name is Ashley I’m new to the world of IUI. We have been TTC since January of 2011 with no success.
My history goes like this…

Me 29 polycystic ovaries with a strong possibility of PCOS…To be determined.

DH 40 very low sperm count 0.07% No forward moving progression.

2004- Jordin is born (first marriage) no trouble conceiving.
2009- Conceived 2nd son very easily had a great pregnancy was born 1/08/10:clap:

Jan- July 2011- we get the go ahead from Dr. to start trying for 3rd baby. We figured it would be very easy because our 2nd son was so easy to conceive.
we tried naturally for a few months and in June I skipped a period :bfn:so I called my Dr and he said to wait and see what happens.
By July I still hadn’t started so he had me come in to see what was going on. Everything looked fine so he went ahead and gave me prometrium for 12 days. Cycle began and were told to try naturally. Everything should be OK we hadn’t had any issues in the past so he doesn’t see it being a problem.
Aug-Nov 2011 Skipped a few more cycles :bfn:and Dr. decided to go ahead and try clomid with us.

Dec 2011- First cycle of clomid 50mg
2 Follicles
ovulate naturally, timed intercourse.
after what seemed to be an excruciating 2WW we got a :bfn: and :af: started shortly after.

Jan 2012- Second round of clomid 50mg
No follicle growth no ovulation another round of prometrium.

Feb 2012- 3rd round of Clomid 100mg
3 mature follicles 2 on the left 1 on the right.
Trigger shot the same day and timed intercourse with in 24 hours.
:bfn:

March 2012- 4th round of clomid 100mg
Plan was to do an IUI…Husband had sperm analysis done. Sperm count was 0.07% and the morphology was sperm were not moving or only twitching…(awesome :grr:)
Stopped clomid mid cycle and went to see a Urologist.

April 19th 2012- DH has vericocele surgery. Wont know results for 3 months.

July 2012- Found out vericocele repair did not work as well as hoped. Sperm count increased from 1.2-2.1 million. Dr. told us to move onto to IVF with ICSI as a strong possibility.

August 2012- Visit RE for the first time and he recommends trying a few IUI’s. I just happen to be coming off of my cycle after being on provera for 12 days. Did baseline and that’s where he saw that I was PCO. Decided that I could go ahead and start clomid again.
August 22, 2012 going in for follicle check so we shall see!!

I will update as we go along. :pray:[/QUOTE]

We had 2 mature follicles! One measuring 25 and the othe 19 and a half. Did ovidrel trigger shot and will do IUI tomorrow!! :cross: :pray:


#2576

[QUOTE=ashngiff]I have mine tomorrow at 11! I’m so down to have a 2ww buddy!! :clap:[/QUOTE]
Great! Let me know how it goes.I am feeling really tender in my abdomen and bloated today.I am sure this is normal but not very comfortable. This was also my first IUI.:bsv: :bsv: :bsv:


#2577

We are new to the world of fertility treatments but we jumped right in and decided to try IUI with clomid right away. Here is our story…
Me- 26 Diabetic
DH- 39 had vasectomy in 2006, reversal in 2010, Good sperm count both times he has had it tested.

Me- DS- from previous marriage.Accident. Born 3 months early.
DD- DH and I have a daughter that is 7 together. He had his vasectomy 1 year after she was born.
DH has 3 children from previous marriage.

Total 5 children all live with us.We have a big family but really are hoping for one more!
TTC for 2 years without success. Went to RE , started first and only round of clomid 100mg days 4-8, Estrace days 4-8 2mg. Trigger shot on 8/21, IUI on 8/22. Had 4 mature follies on right side 21,23,22,19. 2 immature on left side 11, 12. DH washed sperm count was 20ml with 60% mobility.Supposed to have started progesterone 100mg suppositories last night but they kind of scare me so I think Ill wait until wednesday when i have my progesterone level checked to see if Ill take them.
We have decide if this IUI doesn’t work then we will not try anymore fertility treatments and just try on our own again for awhile. So please wish me luck! I am hoping for 1st timers luck:cross: I have decided to test out the trigger shot. I am so impatient so this 2ww is going to be hard for me. What does everyone think my chances of conceiving this time are??Good luck to all and hoping we get our :bfp: this time!:grouphug:


#2578

hi everyone! i’m new to posting, just actually came across this website. it’s so nice to find a community that understands exactly how i am feeling. so here’s our story

TTC for a year and a half

Me - 30 yrs old
DH - 30 yrs old

Me - my sister had PCOS and so I always thought it was a possibility but she had to have surgery cause her tubes were also filled so as soon as she had that the first time it worked! So i went to my gyno and she tested for it and said no, i didnt have it. Waited and tried a few more months then went back and she finally referred me to RMA. Went to RMA and as soon as I walked in the Dr said I definitely had PCOS! (thanks to my regular dr for wasting months!). She said it’s not that bad and clomid should work with either IC or IUI. And she was very hopeful.

Husband - Perfect! nothing wrong at all

First Cycle - Clomid and IC - had 2 big follicles. Used ovidrel. BFN

Second Cycle - again repeated the same thing, again 2 big follicles. Used ovidrel BFN

Third Cycle - again repeated…negative again

Fourth Cycle - they saw a cyst :grr: on my ovary on Day 3 so they had me take the ovidrel immediately to help get the cyst to go away. It hemoraged in itself (which caused lower back pain and extreme cramps) but it disappeared and my cycle was only 18 days so i could start the next one

Fifth Cycle (currently on) - Decided to try again with clomid but switched to IUI method. Day 3 - everything good. Took clomid. Take 16 - still no ovulatino test positive so went to the dr. They found one cyst again:grr: but also saw one follicle that looked like a good size…so they said we’ll try the IUI. First day 27 million sperm and second was 25 which the dr said was great. Now I am 8diui. But i developed a yeast infection:grr: :grr: though i checked with the nurse and she said this should not effect anything. i am eating lots and lots of yogurt now.
but there’s no definitely hope for this cycle since they did find a cyst so who knows if the one follicle worked…ovidrel was only needed once, my progresteron levels were good a few days later.
so now in my 2ww and going crazy…looking for any signs and seeing nothing and getting extremely depressed again.
Debating switching to hormone shots next month with IUI but it’s so much more money! Our health insurance only covers up to 20K max and the shots would be 4K+ alone without anything else…just so upset…
recently 2 people announced they are pregnant and really really really hoping i’im the “third” (yes i def beleive in rules of 3 since it always happens to everyone i know)…and of course those two people had only just started trying.

looking forward to getting support from joining this community. fingers crossed for this month:pray:


#2579

2ww

I had my second IUI the 17th, I’m 7 days post,Even tho im on my second IUI I’m still new to this, with my mind clear and not tryin to stress, I’ve been joining threads to help think positive.
I’m not really feeling any different this time, or better yet not trying to think about it to much. This time last month, i had pms symptoms and I would have put money on me being :preg:
Last month I drove myself crazy.
I’m still hoping for :bfp: :pray: But I’m trying not to stress over it.
Sending all you ladies :babydust: :cross:


#2580

good luck to you both:pray: :pray: :pray: