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Newbie from Singapore


I am a newbie. Got pregnant on my first IUI trial last Sept, but the baby didn’t make it after 2 months of conceiving. Sent the baby’s sample for checking and found out that it had DS gene. So, perhaps it was a blessing in disguise.

Well, now I am ready to give a second try. Just wonder if anyone know of a good fertility doctor in Chicago.

Found one medical center " Fertility Center illinois". Does anyone knows about this place. I would appreciate any good recommendation.

Many Thanks.


Hi! I’m Chloe

Well, I just found this forum and it is good to know that I am not alone. I hate that we all have to go through all these things! but that’s life.
We have been TTC for two years now, the first year the Dr. realized that I had fibroids and that my tubes were blocked, I had surgery January 2006. We thought that conceiving would be easy after the surgery but we were wrong. After many testing, everything seems to be fine, no problems were found on me or him. We have decided to have an IUI this month. I am very scared as I know that they’re not always succesful and that sometimes takes more than three treatments to be able to conceive. I was wondering if you or anyone you know had a succesful pregancy with IUI (first try)?
And if anyone has have an IUI can you please tell me what to expect?
Thank you so much! I’m so glad I found you!


I’ve done two IUI’s

Chloita, I’ve done it twice. My first IUI was in Feb, we were all pretty sure it wouldn’t work , cuz the Clomid made my uterine lining too thin. The second one was in March, and although I am now at 24dpo, we still don’t know if it worked. My RE wants me to POAS one more time tomorrow morning before coming in again. They are not that bad…the situation is almost identical to a pap smear, but the pain is worse. It’s over quickly, though.
Here’s what happens at our appts: My DH goes to the lab and collects his “specimen.” Then they put it in a centrifuge to separate the good spermies from the bad ones. The good ones go into a liquid that looks kind of pink. An hour after he makes his deposit, we go into an exam room, and just like a pelvic exam, I undress the bottom half of me and cover up with a sheet. The doc and a nurse come in with a big syringe with my husband’s name on it, they attach it to a catheter, open up my cervix just like a pelvic exam, then thread the catheter all the way up into my uterus (that’s the part that hurts!) both times, I said “ouch,” out loud and squeezed my DH’s hand. Then they take it out after about 30 seconds of uncomfortableness (that may not be a word), they set an egg (tee-hee) timer for 20 min (but I lay there for at least 30–don’t tell). Then they tell me to test in 14 days and they leave the room.



Thank you so much!!! you are too funny! my husband and I were laughing about the “ouch” part. Not that we’re laughing at the situation but the way you explained it was very good! Thank you.
I wish you all the luck this month, please let me know.
I’ll post when I have my IUI, it should be in two weeks.


Hello everyone, I’ve found it comforting to read everyone’s posts and would like to join the group. I’m 35 and DH39. For some strange reason, I stopped getting periods about a year ago–apparently a hypothalamic-pituitary problem. Before that I had always been very regular. On top of that, DH has a Y chromosome anomaly and is completely sterile. So we are using donor sperm. I had a double IUI last week (Apr 13 and 14). So I’m now 5 days into my 2ww. I don’t feel anything except EXTREME bloating—I feel like I’m going to explode! I’m guessing it’s b/c of the progesterone suppositories I have to take (?). Anyhow, I’m trying to stay positive and am praying for us all!


Hi Designdiva 32 thanks for the reply. It’s amazing really how many women find out that they are the ones who have the fertility problems and they find a way of moving on, but with men you would think that their world had collapsed. Anyway I finally found out today that we have an appointment at a new fertility clinic in May so hopefully we will get the ball rolling soon and start our IUIs. In the meantime I have t ake dth my 3 furry babies just like you (2 dogs 1 cat), sometimes I wonder how I will cope with children and animals, my dogs seem to think they are human. Anyway, best wishes to you and DH and hopefully we’ll see some good news from you soon.



[FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=1]Hello Ladies,[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=1]Like Maddy, I have been looking at this board for the past month and finally felt the need to register as I felt like a “stalker”.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=1]My name is Nikki. My DH and I have been married for almost 7 years:cheer: . He has 3 DD’s from a previous marriage and just had a DGB (darling grandbaby) on Monday. We have been TTC since '04. DH has been through 2 VR’s and this last one (3/06) seems successful. We started seeing an RE last month (March) due to not getting our :bfp: . As you can see from below, we are now trying IUI. So far I have unexplained IF however the doctor mentioned fibroids (don’t believe they are too bad as my HSG came out normal) but won’t know about the extent of them until I have a thorough u/s.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=1]My prayer is that each one of us gets that :bfp: . So :bsv: to all.[/SIZE][/FONT]


hello from the Rockies

My DH and I have been together 13 years. TTC 2+, we did have a m/c in 1997. Last month we finally visited RE. So, now my husband SA has been found “normal”. And now, I’m feeling him pull away. Like he’s giving me space to get myself “fixed”. Like this is something we ladies can control. SHG found 2 uterine fibroids and a few uterine polyps. But RE says we’ll proceed with HSG and IUI anyway. Then if it fails to consider surgery in at the end of May. I haven’t any friends or family to talk with. So, you’re forum seems a very welcome respite. I’m looking forward to reading others courageous stories of persistence and BFP results. Today is my CD12 and I’m hoping for LH surge, so we can HSG/IUI on Monday, and second IUI Tuesday.
Best of luck to us all!


Introducing Myself

I’ve never posted on any website, forum or blog. The only reason that I decided to now is that I feel like I don’t have anyone to talk to about how this “process”.

We started trying to conceive in October 2003, and after the first month, :bfp: . I thought, what could be easier? After seeing the heart beat at 9 weeks I told everyone we were pregnant, it ended in a miscarriage 2 weeks later :wings: . I was devastated. I still save the ultrasound picture.

After that, my cycle has never been the same. My doctor put me on 5 cycles of Clomid to try and regulate things. I ovulated, but no pregnacy. I switched doctors and they ended up finding polyps on an HSG. I was scheduled to have a lap, but my period never came. I tested, and…:bfp: .

I now have a 2 1/2 year old son that is the love of my life (other than DH). We decided to try for #2 in August. Again, my period was irregular and after 75 days, I finally went back to the doctor. She told me after going off the pill I developed a cyst and was not ovulating.

I am on my 3rd cycle of Clomid (100 mg), HCG and Progesterone. I had my HCG shot 18 days ago, but I got another :bfn: . I stopped Progesterone 6 days ago, but I still don’t have my period :grr: . Who would have thought I would be so upset about not getting my period?

I think I am going to try on my own next month. These hormones are really getting to me and are very hard on our marriage.

How do I stay positive?


I am a newbie…just joined about a week or so ago. I am so glad I found this community because I have been feeling really down about being diagnosed with unexplained fertility. My DH and I just completed our 2nd unsuccessful IUI cycle.

I have reached a point now where I want to do about 2 more IUI cycles, and then do just 1 IVF cycle. I am also going to cleanse my body to the point where I don’t put anything in it but pure air (just kidding) :woohoo: . But seriously I do need to clean up my diet, because I have heard that the things you eat (i.e. fruits, veggies, whole grains) can also help aid the fertility process.

So ladies, again I am glad to be here, and I look forward to growing with this fertility process and hopefully come out on top with a little one in tow :slight_smile:


New to all this

I am new to the board. Have been reading through it all week. Finally decided to join and tell my story. I am finding that it is really good to share.

My husband and I have been trying for 4+ years. IN May 2006 we started looking for help. Used Clomid for 6 months nothing really happened. Went to a specialist, had lots of test done. The only test that they were concerned about was my FSH was 14 and I had one tube blocked. Of course they weren’t sure if it was a true blockage or a spasm. Everything else was good. My Dr thought I might be ovulating early based on temp charts rather than short cycle. My cycles run every 24-26 days.

So just this month we started Clomid again (100mg), day 10 start daily ultra-sounds, had 2 good follies yesterday which was day 16 (15mm and 19mm). Had a HCG shot yesterday and will go in for my first IUI today at 4:30. Little nervous and excited. Just hoping that the trigger and timing are right. Then I start on progesterone 2 days after my IUI. So, from the looks of it I should know something in 2 weeks.

Please continue sharing your stories or add comments.


new to the game

Hi All,
Stumbled on this forum tonight as I can’t sleep thinking of all things that may or may not happen in the next few weeks. My DH and I have been ttc for 5+ yrs. In January 07, we decided to see one more specialist…I was diagnosed with PCOS and have undergone every test under the sun in the last 4 months. Blocked fallopian tubes are also contributing to the problem. ER wanted us to try ivf which we were originally convinced we would never do. Well, here we are. I am on day 4 of Lupron and will take my supression check on 5/2, if all is well stim starts on 5/4. This is all so new and I am so anxious, scared and cautiously excited. Felt like I have been all alone with my emotions for so long. Finding this forum tonight is like a big sigh of relief–finally people who really know what I am experiencing!



My name is Irma and I am 31 my DH 34 i joined last nightand I’m glad I did its very helpful. We have been ttc for 4 yrs. I found out I had endo and caused my tubes to be blocked. I was told the only way I could have a baby was through IVF. I was refered to a Dr in Mexico by my physician in the states… I was scared at first but it was a nice clean office. My 1st IVF was unsuccessful so I was put on BCP and now…I’m on my 2nd and :pray: that this time it will work. Have to a take a PT on May 3 so I have my :cross:…I’m glad that I joined this group its really helpful. Good luck to everyone :grouphug: .


New Here

Hi all! I’ve been lurking for a little while, so I thought I would finally post…

I had my first IUI yesterday and I am hoping that it results in a :bfp: !


Another Newbie!!

[FONT=Georgia]Hi, I’m Cayla and another newcomer to this forum. My DH and I have been ttc for 4 yrs w/out any luck. I have one daughter from a previous marriage and he has no children due to a slightly low count. When we decided to get serious about trying - just after my 32nd birthday in Dec. - I went thru several tests and all appeared to be normal except I do not know when or if I was ovulating so my RE decided that Letrozole w/IUI would be our best first option. We have since gone thru 2 IUI cycles with no success and should have our next IUI within the week. Right now the thought of IVF scares me a little, so we are very hopeful that we can conceive before we come to making that decision. I think this forum will help me tremendously - it seems that most everyone around me thinks that we need to just relax and it will happen. I think you just have to experience IF before you can truly understand the toll it takes on you and your relationship. [/FONT]

[FONT=Georgia]I am looking forward to being able to share with people that can relate to what I am thinking and feeling. [/FONT]



I do not know all the abbreviations yet, so I will just tell my story. trying to conceive (TTC) I did figure that one out. Oh over 3 years. I triggered on Monday April 23rd. On april 24 had our first IUI. Good Follicles.:pray: Now it’s just the waiting game.


Hello ~ don’t worry you will pick right up on all of the abbreviations. But ask if you don’t know - we were all new to them at one time.


At the top of the page there is a link to what all the abbreviations are…or click here :slight_smile:


I am new too

I just signed up yesterday. I looked into tubal reversal with Dr. Levin (awesome experience). I am not a candidate for reversal. So on to IVF I go. :cross: . Good Luck everyone.:cheer:


Thanks ladies. I was wondering how do you get your information to save at the bottom.???