NurseNancy - I think the IVF/IUI question really comes down to how much male factor you’re dealing with, I guess. The thing is, you got pregnant with IUI so I’m not sure why they say it’s a waste of your money. It took us 8 IUIs to get pregnant this time (5 BFNs, 2 m/c, 1 so far successful BFP). It took us 5 IUIs to get pregnant with our son. Granted, this would have been my last IUI but I’m not a complete believer in the 3 IUIs then move to IVF school of thought, especially if you can’t afford that move to IVF and you have achieved pregnancy with IUI. I realize you’re using injectables so the cost is high for your IUIs but my RE felt that it would be worth one more try with the formula that got us a BFP before moving on to IVF and I was glad we tried one more time as we will save a ton of money, if this one sticks. I’m not meaning to second-guess your doctor as he/she’s more aware of the fertility issues you’re dealing with but I guess I keep thinking that you got pregnant with IUI so why not try it once more if it’s that or nothing or wait a year to save money for it. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.[/quote]
After thinking about it all day, I agree with you. We have very little male factor-I am the problem. We had that first horrid SA on our first IUI. We still are unsure what was up with that-but it hasn’t happened again.
I think I will try another IUI as soon as my folate is high enough. It will be sometime in February. I am trying to not think about how we just “wasted” 4 months.
To make matters worse, my DH just quit his job. Looooong story…but it just adds to the enormous amount of stress this infertility thing is.