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    so we met with the RE this week to discuss whether or not to do the lap. my hsg was good but my left ovary seems to be placed too close to the uterus. that's about it... so the lap was suggested before doing anymore IUI's. the lap and last two IUI's will run about 3k which could be used towards IVF if we aren't good candidates for IUI's. RE said that i could have the lap for a "peace of mind" that everything remains alright, however, he didn't think it was necessary.

    dh and i decided to forgo the last two IUI's and lap and put the money towards IVF. two failed IUI's and having unexplained infertility has led us to believe it's not the best procedure. RE said we could do two more IUI's so we feel we're doing "something" to get pg, but he has no idea how successful we will be given our lack of diagnosis.

    we talked about micro IVF and RE told us that are not good candidates, again given our unexplained infertility. we might as well pull out all the guns if we don't know what we're facing.

    dh finally decided to talk to his parents about borrowing money for IVF. they offered to pay but it's important to dh and myself to pay it back. we can afford IVF on our own if we save for a year... but RE said to not wait another year due to my age and diminishing egg quality. hence, we are going to borrow to pay for IVF this fall and pay back the parents through out the year.

    this is scary (IVF) but something optimistic. i am so tired of procedures and tests! anyone else making an IVF decision this fall? what led you to the decision? i feel like i post this waaaaay too much, but i'd like to hear from others who have unexplained infertility who decided to try IVF. well, at this point, all advice is good - whatever the diagnosis.

    thanks everyone for posting on this site. i love it.
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    Yup, considering it here. We have been TTC for 6 years now and have had lots of bumps and now I only have one tube plus PCOS we have done the injectibles with timed BDing all that. So we are moving to IVF in Dec/Jan if I am not preg on my own by then. I just feel like I am tired of wasting time and with ony one tube and the fact that I don't regularly O on my own it could take forever to get a BFP on my own and my last 2 have been ectopic, so IVF seems like the best way to go, plus our RE has said many times that we are excellent candidates for it. I am with you I would rather put the money into IVF than failed injectible cycles. How awesome that your DH's parents have offered to help!! Yes, the idea of the process scares me a bit and it seems daunting, but I know that the pay off with be worth it. We have also decided to do the cost share program at the IVF clinic so if after 6 cycles we don't have a baby we will at least get most of it back....Anyway that is where we are with the IVF journey.... I hope that IVF brings you a sweet baby to cuddle
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    Just wanna wish both of you the best of luck with the IVF! I hope it leads to perfect healthy little ones!!
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    Definitely check out the IVF board on here. The ladies are fantastic and willing to share their experiences. I don't have unexplained fertility, so I can't comment on that... but I know some of the ladies on the IVF board have similar issues.

    Good luck!
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    We are discussing IVF *if* this IUI cycle results in a BFN. DH wants to continue with IUI since it's covered by our insurance for 6 attempts, but I'm not sure I want to go through all of that. I'm kind of like you- if it doesn't work after 2 or 3 tries it's time to move on.
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    thanks everyone for posting advice and your experiences. i'll keep poking around the ivf threads.

    good luck to all!
    Me - 33 AMH 1.22, DOR, Polyspermy
    DH - 30 Low Testosterone
    WOOF - Annabell, 7 & Eleanor, 8
    TTC #1, 7/2009
    2 M/C's 2010
    1 M/C 2011, tri18
    2 IUI's 2011 BFN
    IVF - 4/2012
    BFP - 10dpt
    u/s 5/7 - HB128, one bean!
    u/s 5/17 - HB150, 7 mm bleeding (eek!)
    u/s 5/24 - HB162
    u/s 5/31 - HB180, NT .8
    u/s 6/7 - HB161, NT 1.15
    us/ 6/12 - HB143
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    Hey Kadi & Carissa,

    DH and I did alot of checking and testing to do IVF - we were rejected due to my PCOS being so bad that they figure that we're in the 'high risk' catagory and were not willing to proceed with us. In saying this, friends of ours were unexplained fertility and went down the same time as us to the clinic (it's 3 hrs away from where we live) and they now have 3 healthy, happy beautiful baby girls. My gf and her dh are both in their later 30's -- they did an egg retrieval and only retrieved 5 eggs -- from that only 3 ended up viable, so they decided to stick all 3 in the oven and see how it went. The doctors told her that she would be very lucky for 1 to stick...but guess that was not the grand universal plan as their 3 little girls are all absolutely perfect!

    Not sure if that helps at all for your decision or not but I thought I would share.

    Never give up! I was with my GF for the start to finish of things so if you have questions, I will be happy to answer what I can (I gave her her injections daily- LOL!)

    My wish is that you both end up with healthy happy cuddly beautiful babes in your arms
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    At this point if I can't get pregnant after having the fibroid removed, I will try whatever the OB recommends!!

    Good luck!!
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