morning all, hope you all had a nice easter and the easter bunny was kind to you
candy - look forward to hearing what the doc says:-)
anne - I'm interested to hear about what ur FS said bout IUI, are u open to the idea, or are u going to try naturally now that everything is 'open'? my oh has a low sperm count, they have given us 3 cycles before we go down the IVF trail, i presume IUI would be first up if we go there!? how long have u been TTC?
I have my appointment with FS tomorrow and I shall let you know every thing about IUI once I get to know about it. We are very much open to IUI because during my lap my FS found that my uterus(though normal in size and shape) is positioned in such a way that the passage between the cervix and the uterus is not smooth, the uterus kind of half blocks the passage.As a result of which when sperm is deposited inside, it kind of encounters obstruction and comes out. The doc said we can try naturally but it might take time. But in IUI sperm is injected directly into the uterus thereby increasing the chances of conception.
As far as my knowledge goes for IUI, sperm is washed i.e. only those sperms that are capable of fertilizing (good in terms of both morphology and motility) are collected. They probably either use shots or meds to induce ovulation and then an USG to determine the tentative date of ovulation, whereby the washed sperm is pushed inside the uterus with the help of a needleless syringe and catheter, after dilating the vaginal opening with a speculum. Having said that I shall know the exact process from my FS tomorrow and keep you posted about the same.
We have been TTC since October 2010. If you need any more information please feel free to ask and good luck to you
Sorry for this late reply. My appointment went pretty well. I was diagnosed with endo during lap(early stages) which supposedly caused the blockages. My FS is putting me on BCP for the next two cycles during which the endo would dry up. He also asked me to go for hydrotubation in these two months so that when we start ttc around july/august my tubes are in super potent condition. As far as IUI is concerned, he asked us to go au naturelle first. There is a test to ascertain whether sperm, deposited, enters the uterus or not. He said if it is the case then we can ttc naturally and if not then he would do an IUI. In this particular clinic they do 2days of IUI/cycle after an HCG shot. Ummm....thats about it. If I can be of any more help, please do let me know.Good luck.
Anne- sounds like your fs has a good plan in place for you gl and please keep us updated
Little_ratbag- hows things with you? Good I hope
Afm- cd11 follicle scan today- I have two 12mm follicles (1on each ovary) and loads of 7mm follicles, they are hoping one grows by friday at my next scan so ones got to grow 6mm and they should grow 1-2mm each day. They said my lining will thicken as they grow, if not they r gna add estrogen to my cycle next time but they sound hopeful, so im keeping hopeful too as my follicles are bigger than my previous cycles, so staying hopeful until friday for now
Hi Scerena, CD18 for me today. Feeling ok, few twinges here and there which I guess is a good thing. So we have two more BD'ing sessions to go for the month, then we sit back and wait! I'm not doing OPK's this month, just DTD every 2nd day, so we have it 'covered'. Got my blood test on Sat (CD21), just to see how things went whilst being on the low measure of clomid.
Hope your scan goes well today. Its great that they sound happy about the way things are tracking, you would be stressed if things hadn't changed since the op. How are you 'feeling'? Any different to normal?
Anne - good luck to you hun, hope it all goes well!
Anne- yes I am having scan to check and see my linung and follicle growth, not everyone has to be moniored but my fertility clinic are very strick about it as some ladies can over stimualt on clomid and get cysts etc, I will have scand on cd3 of each cycle too where they check for cysts before you take your next round...
Little_ratbag- I hope your bloods show a nice strong ovulation please keep us updated! Fx'd tighly for you!
My next scan is friday, so lets hope for the best! I have noticed since the op i feel my ovaries alot more what about you?
Nup, not monitoring at all this month, don't want the stress, so just keeping it all covered by DTD VERY regularly. I may think about doing OPK'S next month, but not sure at this stage.... with a bit of luck won't have to worry about it, but i don't want to hold out hope just yet
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