mrsnelson I think our post wash count was 50 million (my husbands count is always high, its the morphology, which they dont test for before doing iui at our clinic, which is a problem). Motility was 80%, with 5% being barley moving, another 5% being moving kind of slow, and 70% rapid swimmers.
So it seems promising, but his morphology on urologist SAs is 1-2% strict criteria (with normal being above 4%). RE doesn't think a problem because he still has an acceptable NUMBER of "normal sperm" since his count is so high. But what if the abnormal sperm move faster than the normal sperm and they block the little guys? Sorry, rambling. I am just relieved to be able to talk about this with other TTCers... not just my friends who aren't trying to have a baby lol.
Definitely get what you are saying there. It is hard when one parameter is good, but another isn't. You never know which is really the most important one.
Although, I do think at some point we have to trust these RE's. I mean they see hundreds of samples and if they think that good factors can outweigh negative ones, then maybe they actually can!
Morphology would be a scary one though, but at least its still up to 2% at some times. I knew a couple where his morphology was 0% and he was still able to fertilize an egg using ICSI. So I guess there is eventually a way around all of those male problems!
Sorry about the waiting times mnelson... Sounds about as complex as the health care here! If i were you i would post the exact iui or ivf question here in one of the forums here explaining your history and concerns. Members who arent active in the threads but have gone through the same dilemma might have insights.
As for details, i havent been using bbt but opks seem to be pretty accurate and i had an ultrasound on cd2 before the iui to check the lining, position etc. For the actual iui, didnt need to trigger. The more complex part in my case was managing the actual trip etc living so far away. Also as i mentioned in one of the other posts was advised to bring tsh down, i opted for natural methods myself because it was borderline high and i really dont want to take too many medications. SA we had 50 mil washed count too.. Although im not really sure if they checked for morphology. Thanks swimming, ill look into that!
I agree that we should trust doctors, at some point, with the SA because they do look at a lot of them. My RE is super old. Like he was the first person to preform IVF in 1984 in Michigan (US). He has to have seen a BUNCH of outcomes with different SAs... so THANK YOU for pointing that out!
It turns out my ultrasound to check for fibroids is this upcoming weekend. The femara has made me pretty emotional, and I am so scared they are going to find some. ugh the anxiety
Swimming - They are doing the ultrasound for fibroids before you get your result from IUI?
I feel like they should have maybe done this before the IUI, no? Haha, oh well. Either way, fibroids (if you ever have them) can sometimes cause zero problems with TTC and pregnancy. I believe it all depends on placement and the type (which layer they are located in).
I am sure all will be fine! Will they tell you in the ultrasound what they see or will you have to go back for an appt to know?
mnelson haha this is actually to ease my paranoia. The RE didn't feel any and wasn't going to check with ultrasound, but on occasion I have brown spotting after my period until CD 9 (could also be hormones), and my father's mother had fibroids so big she had a hysterectomy (this was back in the day when they always took out your uterus) at 34.
So since we want more than 1, I'm currently 28, I need to know what time table I am dealing with. My mom had me at age 44, but incase I took after my dads side I want to be prepared!
They will tell me right there what they see. I am hoping they will be able to state whether it will impact me getting pregnant or not. I hope they dont take my blood pressure prior to the appointment! hahaha
Oh, well in that case! I am all about getting things done to ease my paranoia as well!
I am sure there wont be anything, so try not to worry! Especially if they didn't see anything.
I actually have brown spotting super often! I get it anywhere form 3-7 days before AF, and then around 3-4 days after. I tell every single doctor I ever see and they all brush it off as not a big deal. I do have the weird uterus and polyps though, so it could be those things. But once they are gone we will know for sure. But none have ever seemed concerned about it. Or my naturopath's and acupuncturists either. I hate when everyone tells you its normal..... This is not normal! haha
Welcome MNelson, please do stick around, i'm grateful for anyone who decides to participate I had two inseminations, one wednesday morning and one Thursday morning. Post wash wednesday was 9.5 million with a 95% motility (pre-wash motility 32%). Thursday was 21 million with 80% motility. I didn't need a trigger, and have been told this cycle looks promising, but am trying not to read to much into. 1Dpiui. How far is everyone in their TWW? I hope it goes by quickly, I go back in 12 days for Pregnancy test. FX for all of us!
Raghinald, I was annoyed at my 45 minute drive, but am suddenly very grateful! I can't imagine 2-3 hours!
I hear back to back IUIs are super successful as well!
My TWW is kind of bad, I feel a lot of my normal PMS symptoms. I am relying on the logic that progesterone rises regardless, and this cycle may have been different for me because it's my first on femara.
How is everyone doing? Waiting sucks but like you I am trying to keep busy. Am supposed to go back to clinic for pregnancy test at 12 dpiui but I might just take an HPT rather than drive 45 minutes. I have a feeling I will be one of those who doesn't get a strong enough reading, and will book blood work with my local doc first before driving to fertility clinic.
I've read a lot of posts on baby centre and others about successful first time IUI and am not holding my breath, but am hopeful.
I am the kind of person who isn't very private, so a good handful of my family and friends know that we are going through the process. Do any of you have a lot of people in your life following your journey or will it be a surprise?
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