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Old Jan 17th, 2016, 20:08 PM   51
robinsonmom
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Thanks lauren and miranda! Waiting patiently. Smile there's lots of hope for you I have a buddy I met on bnb a yr ago she got her bfp but we all stay really close. Her dh count was low and they did iui for their dd now he's been taking lots of supplements and his count more then tripled.. They are expecting again in just a couple months. I believe Maca was one super food they did. Guys have it pretty easy lol hope this gives you a bit of help.

Smile if you look under "success stories" the thread " my first ever bfp.." her name is rebecca.. I think her story would be helpful



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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 07:10 AM   52
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Lauren- best of luck tomorrow! You're so close. The procedure literally takes 1 min after they confirm 100x that the sperm is your dh's...that is really important lol.

Robinsonmom- where are you in your cycle? Thanks for the words of encouragement. It will happen one way of another.

We received the supplements in the mail the other day and he started them yesterday. There's a bunch of vitamins and antioxidants.

We got great news about his job. He's taking a temporary training position and will be on strict daylight for 2-3 months. His shifts are always changing which has a huge impact on his numbers. When we went for the IUI he justcame off of midnights and his body was over exhausted. Hopefully this will help.

I am 6dpiui and my temp took a nosedive. I have pressure in my abdomen, but I'm going to blame that on the progesterone.

I am feeling much better about things and know we have other options. I know they may want us to try ivf, but we aren't there yet and they'll understand.

Fxd for all of you ladies. Thank you for your support.



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 11:51 AM   53
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Hi all,
Just an update - Had my ultrasound today. There was one "beautiful" follicle on my right side (21-22mm) and a second one not as big (13-14mm) as well. I had a negative OPK this morning so they didn't give me my Ovidrel shot. They said to test again tomorrow morning, and if it's positive, I give myself the shot in the AM and IUI will be Wednesday. If it's negative again, I'm to give myself the shot at 10pm tomorrow night and do the IUI Thursday. Exciting stuff! But the doctor reminded me that even still, our chances are only 10% on any given cycle. Oh, and I've stopped temping. I figure I need to listen to the doctor (part of that whole "handing over the control" thing) and give myself one less thing to worry about. Plus I figure once we've introduced all these meds, I think any hope for normal charts would be out the window, so temping won't tell us much anyway.

Smille, you know, I was wondering about how they make sure the sperm is my husband's?!? Could you imagine if somehow they mixed it up?? I can't even imagine.

Next Monday is our appointment with the Genetic Counselor. You had said you opted not to get that testing; I don't recall being given a choice - the doctor just ordered the bloodwork and I didn't question it. Regardless, I'm very glad I know, and I'll feel better once we know what my husband's genetic makeup is as well.

Smille, that's awesome you got the supplements, and even better about your husband's work schedule. I'm sure taking better care of himself will do wonders. I am surprised though that your clinic is pushing you directly to IVF without giving things a little more time. Have you expressed this to them? My place has said on numerous occasions "you're the boss here", which I think is nice, so I don't feel like we are doing anything against our wishes. Can you talk to your doctor again and discuss why they aren't encouraging that you try some more rounds of IUI?...Oh and 6dpo and a temp dive...that sounds sneakily promising!! I've got my fingers crossed for you!! I'd love to see you guys prove your clinic wrong and conceive on the first shot



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 12:12 PM   54
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They'd have a big lawsuit on their hands.

I'm confused as to why they're making you wait until tomorrow. 21 is a great, mature size. I guess every dr is different. Either way, I'm happy you're that much closer.

They said if we had no cases of cf in our family, then testing wasn't necessary. We didn't want to know because if I do get pregnant it'll add to worry.

It was the cpn who pushed for ivf. She is not a dr, so imo her words don't matter. The 2 drs we met with prior to the iui said to give it a few rounds b4 considering anything else. I'm ultimately in control, it's our money and our insurance doesn't cover crap. It will be discussed if we need to meet again how out of line she was. I mean, I left in tears when I should've been hopeful.

Good luck Wed!



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 12:18 PM   55
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I will say, sometimes those nurses really talk about things they shouldn't. After our first IUI failed (clomid + Ovidrel), the nurse called me and told me we should be considering injections for the next round. I said okay, because I'm on the team of following medical advice. Later that day, a different nurse called me and told me that the dr told her to call me and tell me that he would agree to injectables only if I was positive I'd be open to selective reduction. Like it was MY idea when the nurse was the one who told me it should be our next step.

Needless to say, the doctor did not agree with that recommendation and we upped the clomid and it worked the second go around.

If you do have to go to IVF, it's really not that bad. Our first baby was an IVF baby. It worked the first try with only transferring one embryo.



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 17:54 PM   56
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I will say, sometimes those nurses really talk about things they shouldn't. After our first IUI failed (clomid + Ovidrel), the nurse called me and told me we should be considering injections for the next round. I said okay, because I'm on the team of following medical advice. Later that day, a different nurse called me and told me that the dr told her to call me and tell me that he would agree to injectables only if I was positive I'd be open to selective reduction. Like it was MY idea when the nurse was the one who told me it should be our next step.

Needless to say, the doctor did not agree with that recommendation and we upped the clomid and it worked the second go around.

If you do have to go to IVF, it's really not that bad. Our first baby was an IVF baby. It worked the first try with only transferring one embryo.
Thank you! At first, I really took what she said to heart, but I know my dr would let me be in control. He really feels that IUI will work. Of course ivf has a better success rate, but he doesn't think it's necessary.

I'm not against IVF, but our insurance doesn't cover treatment and it's not feasible for us right now.



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 18:15 PM   57
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MMW is right - sometimes nurses can be awesome, but other times they can give you misleading information. After you, the doctor is the boss! So if your doctor is telling you IUI is a good option, best to put your faith there. Right on though about telling on the nurse for her insensitivity. That was so not her place or right to judge or make definitive statements like that. ESPECIALLY at that time when you were there at that time to do implant sperm. That's like a cancer patient going in for chemo, and a nurse saying, "you know that's not going to work, right?" Horrible.

MMW, you said your first child was through IVF. May I ask how you were successful in conceiving this time around?

Just came home from meeting my friend's newborn baby. It felt so good and natural to hold her. It really brought home the point of all the craziness I (we) are going through right now. That if that's how all this work will end, it will all be worth it. Now, onto gaining the courage to inject myself! Eek!! I want my hubby to do it, but at the same time, I need to get over the fear and do it myself. Either tomorrow morning or night I'll be doing it.



 
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MMW is right - sometimes nurses can be awesome, but other times they can give you misleading information. After you, the doctor is the boss! So if your doctor is telling you IUI is a good option, best to put your faith there. Right on though about telling on the nurse for her insensitivity. That was so not her place or right to judge or make definitive statements like that. ESPECIALLY at that time when you were there at that time to do implant sperm. That's like a cancer patient going in for chemo, and a nurse saying, "you know that's not going to work, right?" Horrible.

MMW, you said your first child was through IVF. May I ask how you were successful in conceiving this time around?

Just came home from meeting my friend's newborn baby. It felt so good and natural to hold her. It really brought home the point of all the craziness I (we) are going through right now. That if that's how all this work will end, it will all be worth it. Now, onto gaining the courage to inject myself! Eek!! I want my hubby to do it, but at the same time, I need to get over the fear and do it myself. Either tomorrow morning or night I'll be doing it.
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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 19:12 PM   59
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Wow what a story! And how incredibly devastating that all your embryos were lost. I can't imagine what that must have felt like. Thank God IUI has worked for you this time around! Why before did the other clinic jump straight to IVF without trying IUI (I'm assuming that's what happened based on how you told the story?) I hope you have a very healthy pregnancy!

My doctor has suggested the same plan: 4 tries of IUI before IVF.

Thanks for your input on this.



 
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Wow what a story! And how incredibly devastating that all your embryos were lost. I can't imagine what that must have felt like. Thank God IUI has worked for you this time around! Why before did the other clinic jump straight to IVF without trying IUI (I'm assuming that's what happened based on how you told the story?) I hope you have a very healthy pregnancy!

My doctor has suggested the same plan: 4 tries of IUI before IVF.

Thanks for your input on this.
Honestly, I'm not quite sure why. I remember bringing it up, and them telling me that it wouldn't work. I probably shouldn't have just accepted that, but I'm not going to say I wish I wouldn't have, as I have a two year old now, that we just love to bits, who wouldn't be here were it not for IVF. I didn't know very much about my options. I never thought I would have ever been in that situation.

Thank you! I have another scan next Friday, and hopefully everything goes well (I don't have any reason to assume it wouldn't). I can't wait to be in the clear, have my baby, and never have to do or think about any of this ever again!



 
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