Hi folks! Hubby and I are ready to do our first IUI cycle this month, with donor sperm. We’re extremely excited. We had planned to go unmedicated as my cycles are regular and my bloodwork is good, but my doctor has mentioned that I might consider using Ovidrel the day before the IUI. We aren’t using Clomid or any other meds. This cycle will be monitored, though- we will do an u/s and blood work the day of LH surge, and another blood test 7-8 days post-IUI to make sure I actually ovulated.
So, the big question is- since we’re otherwise unmedicated and will be monitoring, is the Ovidrel trigger worth doing? It’s not covered by my insurance, so we’re looking at $140. If it’s not going to make any difference (I’m pretty sure I ovulate every month anyway), is there any other benefit?
Also, has anyone had bad reactions to Ovidrel? My nurse assures me the only side effect is discomfort at the injection site…seems too good to be true.