I have been TTC for a couple of years now with no luck. My husband and I have no visible problems, other than our ages- I’m 37 and he is 39. I had an IUI a couple of weeks ago and was SO hopeful, but horrid AF arrived yesterday. I am going to begin a second round of Clomid + IUI this month… I am so very hopeful, but it seems like it never will happen. Do most people get pregnant with IUIs? Does it take a few times most often? [/quote]
I just turned 39 and my husband is 41. We have no known issues other than age. We TTC for a few years before trying IUI. The first cycle failed, but the second one succeeded. I was already scraping money together for IVF because I just [I]knew[/I] that IUI wasn’t going to work…especially not at age 39.
My doctor prescribed Menopur injections, Novarel to trigger and Endometrin inserts until pregnancy testing day. The first time around, he was conservative. I had two follicles and one insemination. The second time around, he gave me a higher dose of menopur and I produced six follicles. I also had insemination two days in a row instead of once.
The drugs I took were expensive, and combined with the office fees, my second IUI was about $4000. My insurance covered none of it, but I still felt it was worth a shot before gambling $20,000 on IVF. That can fail too…
Good luck to you! It can work, but I think it’s good to be realistically skeptical.