Pregnant after IF

How many IUI's did it take to get pregnant?

Hi Ladies.  I am visiting from 3T.  We are trying to make a decision as to when to move on to next steps, so I am curious to hear how many IUI attempts it took to get you pregnant ...  I am currently on my 2nd one, and probably will do at least one more - just unsure what to do after that.  Thanks!
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Re: How many IUI's did it take to get pregnant?

  • I got pg on my third IUI and 5th round of injectibles (we did two rounds of TI). I lost that baby but then got pg again on my 4th iui. Details in my siggy. 
    Me: 33, Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, DOR (AMH .35), DH: 38, Borderline low morph
    5/09- Off BCP, 5/09-9/09- No period, 9/09-9/10- Lots of Tests & accupuncture
    10/10 and 11/10- 2 rounds of Menopur + TI= BFNS
    12/10-IUI #1 Menopur = BFN
    1/11- IUI #2 Menopur = BFP, 2/11 missed mc at 9 weeks, D&C
    5/11- Operative Hysteroscopy to remove uterine septum
    6/11- IUI #3 Menopur = BFP, 8/11 missed mc at 11 weeks, D&C
    1/12- Lap and Operative Hysteroscopy to remove uterine septum (again) & scar tissue
    2/12- Stint Removal, 3/12 repeat SHG and HSG- showed scar tissue blocking right tube
    4/12- Operative hysteroscopy (again), RE said he can now see right tube (yay!)
    5/12- Stint removal, 6/12 repeat SHG and HSG-both tubes are open!
    8/12- IUI #4 Bravelle = BFN
    9/12-IUI #5 Bravelle = BFN
    1/13- IVF #1, micro-flare protocol, 7R, 6F, 5dt of 2 AA embryos, 1 to freeze = BFP
    Beta #1: 176, Beta #2: 422, EDD 10/8/13- it's TWINS!
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  • Ours worked on the 2nd IUI. I was highly doubting it would work, and was just doing that IUI to "make my RE happy". We were planning on moving to IVF (due to my issues - tubal factor and questionable egg quality) just 3 days after we got our BFP.

     

    For your best answer it depends on your specific diagnosis. However, I feel like I have heard most RE's do not do more than 3 IUI's. We considered the costs (3IUI's vs 1 IVF and the success rates).

     

    Good luck to you! Waiting is the hardest part!

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  • Our 3rd medicated cycle worked. The first 2 were IUI's and the 3rd ended up being TI. I agree that the number you do depends on your specific situation. Our insurance covered 3 IUI's, so we would have been moving to IVF. Good luck!
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  • I had 3 IUIs that did not work, but IVF sure did!
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  • We got our BFP on our 2nd medicated cycle and 1st IUI. My RE just wanted to try TI for 3-4 cycles then move toward IVF, but I at least wanted to try IUI before taking that step. I'm happy that we were able to agree. Tons of luck with whatever way you decide to do!
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    Cycle 11 - Clomid 100mg + Follistim + hCg trigger + IUI= BFP!
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  • We only did one IUI that was BFN before moving on to ivf because we did not have insurance coverage for IF treatments and my DH's counts were not really high enough to give us a good chance for success with IUI.
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  • image Eriksgal:
    We only did one IUI that was BFN before moving on to ivf because we did not have insurance coverage for IF treatments and my DH's counts were not really high enough to give us a good chance for success with IUI.

    This is what we were planning on doing.  Our one IUI round cost us $3000, so we weren't going to waste our money on another.  The day of our IUI, the RE told us to reconsider what our treatment plan was because of our morphology.   However, we got lucky and a BFP with our first one.  

    Good luck to you. 

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  • image khanley1980:
    I had 3 IUIs that did not work, but IVF sure did!

    This for us! 

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    5th..see siggy for details. We did "more than usual" because we were going to be OOP for IVF
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    I got pregnant on my 6th IUI (3 with clomid/femara, 3 with injects). Unfortuntely, it was a c/p. We moved onto IVF after that and I got pregnant again on IVF #1.

    Good luck to you!

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  • 5 IUI's to pg with DD

    Then we did one IUI to TTC #2 and it didn't work but we got pg on our own on the next cycle.  GL!

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  • we were going to go for 3 IUI's and then consider IVF.  we were so blessed to have insurance cover the meds for IUI, but we were OOP for the actual IUI procedure.  our wonderful dr was only charging us $100 for the insemination and we did 2 of the 3 unwashed.  the washed cycle was another $100. 

    we did plenty of medicated TI cycles prior to that with clomid, femara and then a mix of both in one cycle.  after the second IUI i had lap exploratory and HSG, 30 days later we did our third IUI and bam!  mama got a BFmotherfuckingP! 


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  • image MSaksa:
    5th..see siggy for details. We did "more than usual" because we were going to be OOP for IVF

    This is us too.  We were all OOP for IF treatments so IVF wasn't an option for us.  We got pg on our 7th IUI.  #1-6 was with Femara and Ovidrel trigger and lucky #7 was Bravelle and Ovidrel. 

    TTC since August 2009, DX = PCOS, DH = perfect!

    IUI #1 - 6 (Femara + Ovidrel) = BFN

    IUI #7 (Bravelle + Ovidrel) = BFP!

    Beta #1 = 155, Beta #2 = 326


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  • The details are in my siggy. We started seeing an RE after our 3 failed IUI's with an "IF specialist." The RE wanted to do an IUI with Femara and trigger and then after that we would have tried 2 cycles with injects. If those were unsuccessful we would have been moving on to IVF. We ended up canceling our 4th IUI (1st with the RE) because we only had 1 mature follicle. We got pregnant with TI on that cycle. 
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