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Not sure how to handle this cycle... advice please

Hi Ladies,

My husband has to travel this month for a week, and unfortunately it is going to fall right exactly during my fertile period.  We were told we have 3 options and we are debating between them.  I'd love your advice.

Option 1:  Delay ovulation using hormonal birth control pills for 2 weeks, then take Clomid while H is away.  I am concerned about playing around that much with my hormones.  My RE recommended it but I asked a few other doctors (a GP, an OB, and another fertility specialist) and none of them recommended it.  It also loses 2 weeks.

Option 2:  Freeze a sample of H's sperm for an IUI while he's away (timed with Clomid and Ovidrel).  This sounds much healthier for my body but is not covered by insurance and will probably cost about $500.  H is also feeling pretty bummed about the idea of our baby being conceived in an office while he's not even there.

Option 3:  Skip this month.  Obvious downside; the upside is that we don't waste stress/lots of money/lots of hormones over one complicated cycle.

What would you do?
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Me:  Ovulatory dysfunction, hypothyroid.  DH:  Normal!
Treatment:  Levothyroxine for thyroid; starting Clomid early 2015.
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Re: Not sure how to handle this cycle... advice please

  • If it were me, I would skip the cycle. I guess I just feel like those other options are so complicated, not to mention expensive, and play around too much with hormones/emotions. In the grand scheme of things, what is one month? I know it's frustrating though. I was benched for a month due to a cyst & just took the time to take care of myself & not think about fertility for a brief moment :)
    Anyhow, that's just my 2 cents!
    DH & I married 12/17/2012
    Me (31)-dx w/PCOS 2007, when married to ex-husband after MC
    DH (41)-no MFI
    07/2014-Femara 5mg + trigger + IUI= chem preg ;(
    08/2014-Femara 5mg + trigger + IUI + 2nd trigger= BFN
    09/2014-Clomid 100mg + trigger + IUI + 2nd trigger= BFN
    10/2014-benched due to RE out of town, tying naturally!
    11/2014-benched due to cyst
    12/2014-Femara 5mg + stair step with additional 5 days Femara 5mg + trigger + IUI=BFN
    01/2015-Femara 5mg + Gonal F 25 units + trigger (plus additional Gonal F 100 units on trigger night) + IUI= BFP!!! Twins due 10/2015
    09/28/2015- Surprise!  Conrad and Hudson born at 35w6d!  
  • I would skip the cycle.  

    I wanted to do an IUI in Jan, but we were out of town, now it looks like Feb won't work because of a trip, and March we have spring break travel plans as well.  I guess I need to stop traveling.
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