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Smurfette Jan 11th, 2010 11:57 AM

Can anyone shed some light on IUI odds?
Hi ladies,

I've recently had our first cycle of IUI and am having trouble getting my head around the odds of it working and was hoping that someone could help me.

I had 3 large follicles (and one smaller one) and DH had 11 million :spermy: post wash (which we were told by our fertility nurse was a higher than usual number). What I don't understand is that if I have more eggs than usual, plus only the top notch :spermy: were used and put in exactly the right place at the right time why are the chances of conception only 10% higher than normal?

I'm trying desperately not to get my hopes up too much but until someone can explain the stats to me I'm finding it difficult not to!!!!


Millnsy Jan 11th, 2010 12:25 PM

Hi Smurfette,

Have a look at the thread I posted after my first IUI appointment, hopefully it will help to make sense of it all!

Millnsy x

BabyChristie Jan 11th, 2010 12:49 PM

Good luck Smurfette - all sounds a good base so lets hope the boys get swimming! :spermy:

Millnsy - very useful IUI info - thanks! Had my first scan today for first cycle at QMC - funny result as my lining was thicker that they would expect on day 5 and I also have a 1.3mm follicle, which may just be last month's fading away but I am going ahead anyway. You are a good example that it can work!

Smurfette Jan 11th, 2010 15:38 PM

Thanks for that!!! Really helps to put things in perspective!!!!!


hopesforababy Jan 11th, 2010 22:11 PM

I was told that in most cases, only the largest/strongest follicule actually becomes an egg and ovulates. I had two large follicules and one smaller one, and was really hoping for a two egg OV this month. It would have been nice to have double the odds, but I'm good with just one! Baby dust!!

Rags Jan 12th, 2010 12:05 PM

Hi, I'm not the best when it comes to statistics and I've not posted much but I just wanted to wish you all the best. I consider myself very lucky to have concieved on my 3rd IUI - I was 40 at the time so my chances weren't going to be great to start with, I don't think I was even being given a 1 in 10 chance. I am now over in 3rd trimester with 7 weeks until my due date. You hold in there.

Smurfette Jan 12th, 2010 12:43 PM

Thanks rags!!!!! I love hearing IUI success stories!! Good luck with your last few weeks honey.


Bebecake Jan 12th, 2010 17:07 PM

Good Luck!!

I am on my 3rd IUI. I had three large follicles last month. I took the hcg shot... Don't know how many I actually ovulated. I'm not preggo yet... My husband had over 100 million sperm... which is pretty high...

I am always wondering... with so many sperm how can they NOT find the egg?? Does he have stupid sperm :rofl:

I go in for my day 12 scan on Thursday, so we will see what happens this month.

Good luck with everything. I know chances are low with IUI, but I have several frinds who got pregnant on their first round.

readyforbaby Jan 12th, 2010 18:07 PM

I hear ya Bebecake! My husband had 40 million after the wash and I keep thinking, "how can one of them NOT make it to the egg?!?" Even though this was my first IUI though it was the month I produced the least amount of likely to O follicles so I am going to give it another month if this doesn't work.

hopesforababy Jan 13th, 2010 10:17 AM

Readyforbaby- Do you have any news yet? Any symptoms that I could possibly be looking for since I'm about a week behind you?

Bebecake- Good luck with you IUI! What is a day 12 scan? I'm on my second IUI, but our count was only .2 million. I really do think sperm are stupid because they just swim around in there aimlessly and just bump into each other, and hopefully the egg! It takes a woman to help a man have any sense whatsoever! Ha!

And you say chances are low with IUI? How low? My dr. said about 30%, but I'm wondering if you've heard differently.

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