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?
I was on clomid for the IUIs & i got 3,5,5 mature eggs in each cycle but i guess it wasn't enough Now that i did injectibles with the ivf, the side effects are actually not as bad as the clomid. I had horrible mood swings & was so emotional on the clomid. Now, only a small fraction of that. With this cycle, i had 30 folllies growing but the dr thought that was too many & so cut down my meds & i ended up with 13 eggs. They don't want to put u at risk for ohss but i really wanted more...still waiting to see if i will have any frosties from the remaining 3 embies but doubtful.
The timing of the iui was stressful but my dr assured me u have a 48 hour window & it doesn't matter if the sperm are waiting for the egg or they have to chase it. I always ov after my iui but usually sometime that day. I try to believe in my dr but it is in my nature to question everything!
Bluestorm - i agree to skip the 3rd iui (just my opinion). I wanted to go right to ivf but dh insisted to try a 3rd iui 1st. it's easy for him but we're the ones who have to obsess over the symptoms or lack there of for another month. I actually never wanted to do any iuis since our success rates were so low for our situation butc when dh count went up a little, we cancelled the ivf and tried the iuis. Are u doing iui #2 now or it already happened?
I already did 2nd iui in feb. I am now waiting to start ivf in may once my new insurance starts. I know what u mean about dh not really understanding how hard the tww is on us. I wish they could experience it just once!
Hello ladies, i am a graduate of RMA. I first went to them in 2007. I was going to the office in west orange. I wenzt straight to IVF. 1 failed cycle and 1 frozen cycle. I found the frozen cycle to be much less complicated. It was much more gentle on the body. Less bloating. I ended up pregnant with twin boys. RMA has a very friendly staff and they are very professional. I would refer them to anyone who's TTC
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