Can anyone shed some light on IUI odds?

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  1. Smurfette

    Smurfette Mummy to Sam and TTC #2

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    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!!!!

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  2. Millnsy

    Millnsy Well-Known Member

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    BabyChristie Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  4. Smurfette

    Smurfette Mummy to Sam and TTC #2

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

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  5. hopesforababy

    hopesforababy Well-Known Member

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    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!!
     
  6. Rags

    Rags Mother of 1 boy

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    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.
     
  7. Smurfette

    Smurfette Mummy to Sam and TTC #2

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

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  8. Bebecake

    Bebecake Baby # 2 Due Summer 2014

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    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.
     
  9. readyforbaby

    readyforbaby pregnant with first!

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    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.
     
  10. hopesforababy

    hopesforababy Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. Smurfette

    Smurfette Mummy to Sam and TTC #2

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    My fertility nurse said they had a 33% success rate for IUI (which I assumed was a general IUI stat but obviously not). Maybe it depends on the country or PCT (if you live in the UK)?

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  12. Bebecake

    Bebecake Baby # 2 Due Summer 2014

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    It is about 30% for people who do not have issues... Most of us in LTTC have issues, so our chances are lower. For example... I have stage 2 endo and unexplained infertility, so my chances to conceive without help is about 8%... Yeah, that low... With IUI they go up to about 15-20%, so not really good... Normal people with regular fertility have about a 20-25% chance every month... so even with the IUI I am not normal. It could be different for everyone depending on your challenges.

    This is my third and last time to throw away money... but there is always hope, so I think that is why we do it...?
     
  13. readyforbaby

    readyforbaby pregnant with first!

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    Unfortunately I think I am out. My only hope is that I had a strange and sharp pain today that lasted about 20 seconds but it was like a huge gas bubble or cramp on my left side and low. I am hoping by some miracle it is implantation. Wish I had more to report! Keep us posted too! 2 girls on another message board I am on got pregnant this month from IUI so it definitely happens! Good luck :)
     
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    readyforbaby pregnant with first!

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    Just to update... it worked!! I am very cautious but definitely pregnant - just got another positive. There is hope!
     
  15. hopesforababy

    hopesforababy Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations ReadyforBaby!! Hopefully this is the month for all of us IUI'ers!! I've got one more week until I find out! Wishing you a blessed pregnancy!
     
  16. readyforbaby

    readyforbaby pregnant with first!

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    Thank you!!! FX for a sticky bean for you as well. I know how long the 2ww is. I will keep you posted and you better keep me in the loop as well!! :)
     
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    Deeni Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, readyforbaby! Hope you have a H&H 9 months!!! I just did my first IUI yesterday so you def gave me some hope!
     
  18. Smurfette

    Smurfette Mummy to Sam and TTC #2

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    Gasp!!! Congratulations readyforbaby!!!!!!!

    Have an amazing 9 months. Hopefully it's a good omen for all of us IUIers this month!!!

    So pleased for you!
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  19. readyforbaby

    readyforbaby pregnant with first!

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    Thank you so much! I am a bit worried as my tests aren't darkening but I go into today for a blood test then they check again Wednesday to make sure the amount is doubling... I will let you know. FX for a sticky bean for me.

    I do hope it is a good omen for all you first time IUIers like myself! :)
     
  20. Joli

    Joli mother of baby Harrison

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    Congratulations readyforbaby!! What fantastic news to start the new year!

    I hope you ladies don't mind me joining your thread...a quick backgound on me, I have problem ovulating (after being on the pill for 10 years). I was on clomid 2 cycles, and just started Gonal-F this cycle, and will be doing IUI for the first time. DH did 2 spermy tests - first one was fine except for super low motility, second test showed great motility, but only 4% morphology! So we make a right pair! haha I'm not sure what our chances of success are, but with his spermys not great, I think the FS said today our chances were about 10%. We'll try for 3 cycles, and if it doesn't work, we'll have to move on to IVF. Fx'd it works!!

    Smurfette - you must be testing soon??
     

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