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.
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?
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!
TTC 2 Years +
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
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.
My TTC Space
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.
TTC since 2009
8/30/12 Lucas Anthony & Olivia Ann arrived at 37 weeks
(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.