Thanks Marie - I love the statistics! I was figuring a ~12-15% chance of success (each attempt) with Clomid and 2 eggs - I think the higher rate of success is with injectables because they produce better quality eggs, and more of them. I wonder if the 20% is a general number he quoted, or specific to RMA. Did you do IUI with clomid or injectables?
DasiyQ - I would def ask for a b2b IUI next time, I thought that seemed like normal protocol for RMA but I guess each case is different.
I had asked my doctor about it initially, but he said that the success rate of one well timed IUI is about the same as 2 back to back, so he prefers just to do the one. I said OK, assuming it would be well timed like he said!
I did the trigger 24 hours before the IUI, not 36 like a lot of other ladies. It's because they triggered me in the office, right after my ultrasound. I went in the next day and the IUI was exactly 25 hours after trigger. He did not do an ultra sound that day to confirm I was ovulating (but honestly, I don't know how much they can tell from the US when you are in the process of ovulating?). The next day, I did not get my temperature rise. I went in that morning (freaking out) for blood work and another US. From the US, the doc said I had ovulated. However, my progesterone came back so low (1.2) that the nurse said I had not yet ovulated at the time of the blood work, and that I must be ovulating that day. Sure enough, the next day (two days after the IUI), I got my temp shift, indicating that my IUI preceeded ovulation by a day or so. I know that it's not so grim, we did BD the night of the IUI and for a few days after, but still, it's not like the IUI was even peformed on my O day. Blech. The reason they do the IUI 24 hours after trigger, is that they say ovulation occurs 36 hours after trigger. Apparently not for me! For me, it's more like 48 hours after trigger.
The whole timing of the IUI's is very stressful. I was always obsessed with trying to figure out if I ovlulated at the right time or not. The first time I was convinced that I didn't ovulate and then my progesterone came back on the low side so then I convinced myself that I must not have ovulated until 2 days after the IUI. Ughhh..
I agree. My first back to back werent timed right at all....its such stress, isnt it? I told my doc now that I am at RMA that I was worried about this and she specifically told me to stop temping/monitoring since it will be completely in their hands. I am excited to do this injectable cycle but hoping that its timed right. The stress is beyond, so I totally can relate. GRRRRR
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