[QUOTE=“marchie, post: 1793055, member: 86266”]hi everyone,
We have been ttc since 2014. Had 1st IVF cycle last month, which resulted as fail. My husband has low sperm count, I am doing well as per the tests done during IVF. Currently we are unwinding from stress of IVF and I am getting my body back into shape.
Before moving to IVF we asked doctor whether IUI can be option for us, he said IUI is possible but sperm count is low, so we opted for IVF. Now after a failed cycle of IVF we have scheduled an appointment to discuss future strategies, options etc. I am going to ask about IUI procedure this time. Repeating IVF cycles is costly for us.
I have also learnt that no treatment comes with guarantee.
Usually people do IUI and then move on to IVF, here I am thinking opposite way, I might sound crazy. But what I am thinking is that if my system is functioning properly and question is only about low sperm count, can IUI be the option for us ?[/QUOTE]
I would highly recommend trying IUI out! I think as you read above our issue was my husband’s low sperm count and all my tests can back normal. We ended up doing 1 cycle of medicated IUI and it was successful! I am currently 24 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby and we couldn’t be happier with our choice to do the IUI.
To give you a little bit better of an idea, the day we went in for the IUI my husbands count for the procedure was only 2.5 mil pre wash and 0.5 mil post wash with 79% motility. My heart dropped when I heard the numbers and thought it was way too low to even do the IUI, but we decided to try anyway and am so happy that we did!
So if we were successful with only a half a million I think others have a great chance! It only take one after all! Best of luck to you and I hope this has helped you!!