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DannyT's picture
Joined: 09/11/11
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New & looking for advice

Hi - I'm 35 & have been trying for 2 yrs natural and now 6 mos. with Hormone assistance (only 2 cycles out of 6 due to residual follicles). We will be trying our first IUI this cycle as our doctor says with age he doesn't think we should wait to move forward.

Any advice on steps to increase success chances? Last hormone cycle the nurse actually told me "I can't believe you didn't conceive as your numbers were great." For some reason it didn't make me feel any better.

Looking foward to some advice from veterans.

Lizbet22's picture
Joined: 04/01/09
Posts: 2859

Hi and welcome!
I am sorry you have had such a long road so far.
I hope IUI answers your dreams.
I can't say of anything that goes with iui as I haven't had any experience with it...but I swear by preseed and using opks.
Not sure if you can use those at the mo can you?

Anyway....
It is lovely meeting you please hang around and keep us posted.
Its lovely to get new members...if thats the right word what with the title of this board...but you know what Imean!
LOL
Love
Liz
xxxx

combatcutie's picture
Joined: 04/04/07
Posts: 2240

Have you had a HSG to make sure your tubes aren't blocked? Also, has DH had a sperm analysis done? Like Liz, I like preseed, but you can't use too much of it at once. Good luck

ChrissyD2103's picture
Joined: 10/09/07
Posts: 526

Hello and welcome!! I agree with the HSG and semen analysis. I would also reccomend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It really helped me understand TTC. I would also say to look into a fertility diet, chart your BBT, OPK's, and make sure you are taking a good prenatal with folate. I hope your IUI will bring you a warm squishy little bundle Smile

Aggiegirl06's picture
Joined: 03/31/09
Posts: 567

Hi and welcome!
I had the exact same experience last month after our first IUI. Have you tried acupuncture? My RE highly recommends IUI in conjuncture with acupuncture.

DannyT's picture
Joined: 09/11/11
Posts: 881

Thanks for the great feedback guys! The most warm amazing feeling reading this and knowing that I'm not alone going through this! I really feel welcomed.

@combatcutie - Yes we have done HSG and all clear and hubby's sperm check good and he's on supplements.

@Liz - Using OPK for months but will look into preseed. I will do some reading on it tonight.

@Carissa - taking a good prenatal with folic acid & Charting BBT again, will definetly look into that book

@Amanda going to look into acupuncture tonight...that is a great idea. I had done it once before prior to hormones etc., but worth combining with my IUI

Good thoughts out to all of you! Looking foward to great updates from you all.

mrs.doolittle's picture
Joined: 02/18/08
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"Aggiegirl06" wrote:

Hi and welcome!
I had the exact same experience last month after our first IUI. Have you tried acupuncture? My RE highly recommends IUI in conjuncture with acupuncture.

That is exactly what I was going to say! I had several talks with my RE about any "alternative" treatments that would increase my chances. The only one with evidence to back it is acupuncture.

(PG MENT) It took a little over 3 years (with 2 IVF cycles and several medicated IUIs...can't remember exactly how many now, but could look back) for us to get a BFP. I will always attribute our success to acupuncture.