Slightly Worried re: IUI

TWisebaker's picture

I was just reading that IUI only works 10-22% of the time. That's less than a 1-in-4 chance!
It's upsetting to me.
We did our first round if IUI a week ago - no additional drugs were involved - so now I'm kind of freaking out.
WHAT if it doesn't work?
WHAT are we going to do?

My DH said that he's wanting to try IUI again - in a couple of months. But every week that I'm spending not being pregnant is making me upset.

We have no children. We've been trying for over 6 years.

I'm definitely having problems right now...

IUI with Clomid and HCG Injection

So this past saturday we had an IUI. They started me on Clomid this cycle and also gave me an HCG Injection to induce ovulation.

On friday I had a ultrasound which showed that I had a good sized folicle on each side. I was extatic!!!

Then Saturday we showed up for our IUI and they told us my husbands spermcount was 14 million. Which was the highest count we have ever gotten ,and the mobility was a 4 out of 4 ... the scale is 1-4.

They did the IUI.. Which was almost painless... The cathiter kind of hurt my cervix, but I would go through with it no mater how painful Smile

Exercise After Intrauterine Insemination

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
My husband and I have been trying for 1 1/2; years to conceive and are now under the care of a reproductive endocrinologist. I have been an avid runner and do some moderate weight lifting for about 6 years now. We had the Intrauterine Insemination a little over a week ago and I am dying to work out, but many people have said to just hang tight for a couple of weeks.

Is this necessary? Will running or lifting some weights have any affect on conception? Please advise...

Progesterone Suppository & Bleeding

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am 5 weeks pregnant and have been on progesterone suppositories since my IUI procedures.

This morning I noticed grey/brown spotting with a little red mixed in. The amount was fairly small, just enough to partially fill a small panty liner. My RE said he didn't think it was anything to worry about and to just take it easy today.

While I trust my RE, I'm still very scared that I am about to miscarry again. Other than M/C, what could cause bleeding like this?

Male Infertility

There are multiple causes of infertility. The male alone is the cause in 20-35% of cases of infertility. An evaluation of the male should be one of the very first tests carried out in the investigation of the infertile couple.