Questions re ovulation and IUI


I feel like I’m posting on dating site but actually I am looking for some support. My husband and I have been trying to have children for several years now and this is our 2nd go around with fertility. The first time we stopped after taking clomid only as it was very emotionally taxing. My child bearing age ticker is slowing down so we had to make some moves. Now on our second attempt and just finished 1st round of meds and going in for an ultrasound Tuesday to determine timing for IUI. I’m nervous and scared and my husband is wonderful but he is cautiously optimistic and is not talking a lot about it as I don’t think he wants to get his hopes up.
So now that you have my life history, my concern is that while writing this I feel like I’m going to ovulate any moment and I am going to the doctor on Tuesday for an ultrasound to determine ovulation. My anxiety is kicking in here. I started my period on the 17th and started the meds on day 3, can I ovulate before then. Yikes!
Anyone have any advice or in a similar position?



Trust the doctor’s timing is probably pretty good. See the bright side of the information you gain even when things don’t go as planned (because they often do), and do the deed in the meantime, girl! :dance: Better safe than sorry.

Good luck!


You are very right. I normally see the positive in most things but I started to become consumed with the information on here. Thanks for reminding me to remember the positive and that doctor knows best. I went for an ultrasound today and all is well. Guess I have 1 massive follicle and several small ones brewing potentially. We are set for our first procedure this Sat. Starting to get excited. Anyway, I saw you have one and are you looking to have more? I’m not great with the abbreviations yet. Where do you live? Thanks for the message. Have a great day!


Hi! I’m in NY, and just one for us. That was our plan before we even started trying… and I’m glad. The TTC journey SUCKS. Let’s be honest. It was a really hard 14 months… and it could have been worse, I know. But I’m glad that’s behind me, and my heart goes out to everyone still in the trenches. The good news is most of us make it out sooner or later. I thought I’d stick around these boards since I felt there weren’t enough ladies who had made it out on here. It’s deceptive that it’s never ending, but the truth is, statistically, luck in on all our sides…

… and loads of it to you Saturday! :babydust: