Hello ladies...hope everyone is doing well! My name is Noelle, and my DH and I have been TTC #1 for 15 cycles now. We started seeing an RE in May, and have had all the blood work done, SIS, SA, and everything has come back normal. So, we have been classified as having unexplained infertility. Now my RE wants to do laparoscopy on me to rule out any endometriosis. I have to wait a couple months until he can get me into surgery.
Anyway, my RE says he'll try whatever we want, but he think that IVF is the only good chance we have at getting pregnant, but because we are "unexplained" anything, or nothing could work. He said that unmedicated IUI, or IUI with clomid alone would probably not work, and would have almost the same success rate as us DTD, but that IUI with injections may work. This was before we knew what coverage we had, and he said he didn't want us wasting $1500 a shot on IUI when it could be going toward IVF. But it is up to us.
Well, since then I have found out that all infertility medicine is 100% covered by our insurance without limit. The IUI procedure itself is covered by OHIP (our provincial healthcare), so we would pay $200 out of pocket for IUI with injects.
So my question is, would you try IUI first in my situation, or would you go straight to IVF after the surgery? Thanks!!!