Infertility

WWYD?

Back story: We've been doing infertility treatments (some clomid cycles and some menopur cycles) since July 2016.  The most follicles we've had and still continued with IUI was 4, and clearly didn't get pregnant.  This is most likely our last cycle and we will start looking into adoption in 2018. 

Well, I'm in the middle of my (most likely) final menopur cycle and found out that I have 5 mature follicles (all between 17-19mm).  I don't know what to do!!  Since we've been trying so long with no success, my dr is totally fine with us doing TI and I'm leaning toward going for it.  But I really don't want high order multiples (we're okay with twins).  Seriously, WWYD??  Side note: I know you're not doctors.  I just want to hear what you would do and why.
Me: PCOS   DH: No issues

August '16-January '17: Clomid + HCG + IUI/TI = BFN
February/March '17: Menopur + HCG + IUI = BFN
April '17: Menopur + HCG + TI (due to too many mature follicles) = BFN
May '17: Took off due to cysts
June' 17: Menopur + HCG + IUI = Cancelled due to 8+ mature follicles
November '17: Clomid + HCG + IUI= BFN


Re: WWYD?

  • Gosh @Funnygirl34 I don't know.  I have such a fear of multiples that I would probably opt to wait but I can see where after many tries some people might choose to move forward.  What I might suggest is talking it over with your partner. What would you do if had triplets or more, how would you cope mentally or financially?  How do each of you feel about selective reductions? I don't think there is a right or wrong answer with this but hopefully through your conversations you can decide what you as a couple are able to take on.  Best wishes to you on your cycle.  
    Me:36 DW:31  
    TTC History in Spoiler ***Trigger Warning*** Losses Mentioned 
    Dx: My wife has no sperm  :D and apparently my embryos aren't as good as they look
    2016

     * April IUI#1 - BFN
     * June IUI#2 - BFN
     * July IUI#3 - CP  :'(
     * Sept IVF#1 - 4 Retrieved & Mature, 4 Blasts.  Fresh Transfer 1  - CP  :'(
     * November FET #1 - Transferred 1 Blast - CP  :'(
    2017 Switched REs - Recurrent loss testing for me - all normal, remaining 2 frosties sent for PGS - both abnormal
     * April/May IVF#2:  9 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 7 blasts!  Sent for PGS = 2 Normals in the bank! 
     * November IVF #3 12R, 8M, 6F, 4 blasts! - Awaiting PGS results
     * November FET# 2 (Transfer a PGS normal from IVF#2) - BFP!!! Beta#1 - 63, Beta#2- 128, u/s scheduled 12/18
  • @Funnygirl34 - I'd go for it. If I didn't, I'd always wonder.
    Me: 33 DH: 34
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - medicated cycle (clomid) - BFN
    Jan-Apr - IUI + clomid x3 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos
    Nov 2017 - FET#1 - BFN
    FET#2 - TBD
    marioana99Funnygirl34wabash15
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  • @Funnygirl34 I've had two IUIs done with 5-6 mature follicles before. This was after 5 years of TTC and *TW* one miscarriage */TW*. Because of my history, my doctor was fine continuing with the IUI. We also had the selective reduction talk with him and he knew where we stood. I'm still here so obviously neither of those cycles worked. If it were me, I'd still go ahead with the IUI, not just TI, but that's obviously based on my personal history and current circumstances. 
    Me: 34 I DH: 37
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD born: 2006
    Dx: Unexplained secondary infertility - working with RE
    DS (finally!) born: 2011
    TTC #3: another 5 years of secondary infertility - working with RE again
    Spontaneous BFP: 04Oct16  m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH); D&C
    Apr 17 - IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17 - IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17 - IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO); NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17 - IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation
    Sep 17 - IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies) - mild OHSS
    Nov 17 - IVF #1 - Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue
    Dec 17 - IVF #2 - FX it's a go!
    laurad75Funnygirl34adirat
  • @Funnygirl34 Personally I would go for IUI and whatever is meant to happen will happen. If I had a choice of triplets or even quadruplets or no kids at all, I would never think twice. Good luck to you! Keep us posted.
    Me,29 & DH, 38 + DSS, 12 ( 50% custody)
    Together since  Feb 2013, TTC since August 2015, Married Dec 2016.
    IVF #1 scheduled for May 2017
    Surprise BFP April 2017, misdiagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred
    IVF # 1 (take 2) scheduled for Sep 2017
    ER Sept 13th 7R, 6M, 6F with ICSI, 1 5d embaby transfered on Sept 18th ( ended in CP), 3 little ones on ice
    FET #1 Dec 2017
    Funnygirl34
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  • Thanks y'all!  We decided to move forward the cycle!  I triggered last night.  I feel hopeful!  We feel settled that this will be our last cycle on infertility meds, one way or another.  If it's not successful we will start looking into adoption in 2018.  Thanks for your opinions!
    Me: PCOS   DH: No issues

    August '16-January '17: Clomid + HCG + IUI/TI = BFN
    February/March '17: Menopur + HCG + IUI = BFN
    April '17: Menopur + HCG + TI (due to too many mature follicles) = BFN
    May '17: Took off due to cysts
    June' 17: Menopur + HCG + IUI = Cancelled due to 8+ mature follicles
    November '17: Clomid + HCG + IUI= BFN


    laurad75funkykeylazyornghousecat
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