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First IUI & Frustrated...

Just found out yesterday our 1st  IUI was not successful :( The most frustrating part is everything looked "good." 2 good sized follicles. My husband had a 90% motility post wash and 10M post wash. My progesterone level 10 days post IUI was a 28.6 which the Dr also said was really good and that I did ovulate. I also have been doing acupuncture. Getting ready to start this process all over again and try to stay sane.... Does anyone have any tips to increase chances of a successful IUI?Anything I can eat, supplements I can take? I am over analyzing everything..caffeine or no caffeine? TTC is consuming my life and this was just the first cycle! :( 
TTC: August 2011 Me: 28-PCOS DH: 32-Perfect IUI #1: August 3, 2012- .5mg Letrozole, HCG trigger. 2 good folli's, DH had good numbers-BFN. IUI #2: September 4, 2012-.5mg Letrozole, HCG trigger. BFP!!! Beta 1: 152 (15 DPO) Beta 2: 380 (17 DPO) Beta 3: 1,743 (21 DPO) 1st U/S 7 weeks-10/9/12: 127 bpm!! 2nd U/S 9 weeks-10/23/12: Released to OB 170 bpm! 3rd U/S 16 weeks-12/11/12: It's a BOY!! 152 bpm! Due May 28, 2013 BabyFruit Ticker BabyFetus Ticker

Re: First IUI & Frustrated...

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    My biggest piece of advice is to take a breath. I say this even after I've been crying my eyes out all night while basically dropping off the hormone cliff. We been through 4 IUIs so far. By the fourth I didn't even need a trigger. It was as if the drugs and everything we had been doing finally clicked and my body woke up. It was like it realized, oh, that's what I'm supposed to do. As hard as it is, breathe. Do something for yourself every day that's not fertility related. Take a walk, sit quietly for a few minutes without tv or phone, eat a bowl of ice cream. I feel better on days when I take even 20 minutes to just stop. I find it hard to meditate but just turning off the radio in the car gives me some much needed white space. I'll be sending thoughts and prayers your way.
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    TTC since 3/2011 Adenomyosis, LPD, hypothyroidism. 
    BFP on 7/20/12 after 4 cycles Clomid + IUI 
    2 large subchorionic hematomas & no heartbeat at 7w6d   
    D&E 8/18/12 Sonohysterography found septum and necrotic tissue.   
    Hysteroscopy to remove both 10/5
    IUI #5-7 50mg Clomid + trigger = BFN  
    IUI #8 Femara + Bravelle + HCG + Progesterone = BFP 3/27/13
    Beta 1 (13dpo) = 169  Beta 2 (17dpo) = 1073  No heartbeat at 9w3d. 
    D & C 5/10/13  Triploidy 69 (paternal inherited)
    IVF #1 with ICSI and PGS 11R 8M 5F 2 biopsied/frozen
    PGS results = 1 with trisomy 13 & 1 good embryo for FET 
    FET #1 EV, estrace, nitro patches.  Cancelled due to thin lining
    FET #1.2 oral estrace, f'ing nitro patches and no delestrogen.  Transfer 12/31. BFN
    PAIF/SAIF welcome
    Surprise BFP on 6/13/14  Our only unmedicated bfp ever.
    Beta #1 339  Beta #2 649 44 hour doubling time
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     I will try to relax...easier said then done! I started acupuncture before my first IUI once a week which helps with the stress. I keep trying to set myself up for the worst but I took the BFN harder then I thought. I took at test Friday- 14D post IUI and it was Negative (My Dr wanted me to way till day 16-yesterday-another BFN). I just knew at that point I wasn't pregnant..I took the day to feel sorry for myself and cry and I felt much better after that and I am just looking forward and hoping for a BFP next cycle. Thank you for the advice! Did you change anything from your first IUI to the 4th? Diet, supplements, cutting caffeine-anything you would recommend for my 2nd attempt? 
    TTC: August 2011 Me: 28-PCOS DH: 32-Perfect IUI #1: August 3, 2012- .5mg Letrozole, HCG trigger. 2 good folli's, DH had good numbers-BFN. IUI #2: September 4, 2012-.5mg Letrozole, HCG trigger. BFP!!! Beta 1: 152 (15 DPO) Beta 2: 380 (17 DPO) Beta 3: 1,743 (21 DPO) 1st U/S 7 weeks-10/9/12: 127 bpm!! 2nd U/S 9 weeks-10/23/12: Released to OB 170 bpm! 3rd U/S 16 weeks-12/11/12: It's a BOY!! 152 bpm! Due May 28, 2013 BabyFruit Ticker BabyFetus Ticker
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    There's nothing I can recommend to take to conceive because I feel I tried it all (pineapple core, acupuncture,  B12 injections, pomegranate juice, robitussin, preseed, etc etc) basically tried everything I read...I suggest going for couples massage, that is more relaxing to me than acupuncture. There's also fertility massages that help you relax, good luck on next cycle.

    Me: 32, DH: 34.
    Trying since Jan 2011. Unexplained IF.
    2 IUIs = BFN.
    1 IVF (Dec 2013) = BFN.
    FET, 2 frosties (June 13, 2014)

    14dp5dt-June 27 -BFP, beta 2061. 2nd beta >5000, 3rd beta >5000, 2 sacs 06/30.
    Twin Girls - 02/11/15 - at 37 weeks (no NICU, home with me at 3 days).
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    I'm so sorry! DH and I were devastated after our first IUI didn't work. I think we were just hoping this would finally "solve" our problems. It took a few days for the sting to wear off. I am in the 2WW after IUI 2 now so no real advice. I did decide to buy the Circle+bloom program for IUi/IVF thinking it couldn't hurt. I have only done it once but if you like meditation/visualization I think it is good.

     Hang in there and fx for next cycle! 

    Me:30 low AMH; DH:30 MFI (count, motility, morphology)
    2 rounds clomid 100 mg -BFN
    IUI#1- 25 mg clomid- July 2012= BFN!
    IUI #2 August = BFN!
    IUI #3 September = BFN!

    IVF #1 November - converted to IUI #4 due to poor response = BFN
    IVF #1.2 February- converted to IUI #5 due to poor response = BFN
    IVF #1.3 April- micro dose Lupron flare with HGH; 14R, 13M, 11F! Transfer of 1 day 5 blast on 4/30, 4 frosties. BFP! Beta #1 9dp5dt= 179; Beta #2 11dp5dt= 442; Beta #3 4106 Stick baby stick!!

    *trying to keep hope*




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    nbsp;I will try to relax...easier said then done! I started acupuncture before my first IUI once a week which helps with the stress. I keep trying to set myself up for the worst but I took the BFN harder then I thought. I took at test Friday 14D post IUI and it was Negative My Dr wanted me to way till day 16yesterdayanother BFN. I just knew at that point I wasn't pregnant..I took the day to feel sorry for myself and cry and I felt much better after that and I am just looking forward and hoping for a BFP next cycle. Thank you for the advice! Did you change anything from your first IUI to the 4th? Diet, supplements, cutting caffeineanything you would recommend for my 2nd attempt?nbsp;

    Honestly the only things that I changed was taking 20 minutes for me everyday. I stopped worrying about caffeine, alcohol, food or anything else I'd been denying myself. I tried to focus on life rather than IF 24/7. Hard to do at first but I do think it made a difference.
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    TTC since 3/2011 Adenomyosis, LPD, hypothyroidism. 
    BFP on 7/20/12 after 4 cycles Clomid + IUI 
    2 large subchorionic hematomas & no heartbeat at 7w6d   
    D&E 8/18/12 Sonohysterography found septum and necrotic tissue.   
    Hysteroscopy to remove both 10/5
    IUI #5-7 50mg Clomid + trigger = BFN  
    IUI #8 Femara + Bravelle + HCG + Progesterone = BFP 3/27/13
    Beta 1 (13dpo) = 169  Beta 2 (17dpo) = 1073  No heartbeat at 9w3d. 
    D & C 5/10/13  Triploidy 69 (paternal inherited)
    IVF #1 with ICSI and PGS 11R 8M 5F 2 biopsied/frozen
    PGS results = 1 with trisomy 13 & 1 good embryo for FET 
    FET #1 EV, estrace, nitro patches.  Cancelled due to thin lining
    FET #1.2 oral estrace, f'ing nitro patches and no delestrogen.  Transfer 12/31. BFN
    PAIF/SAIF welcome
    Surprise BFP on 6/13/14  Our only unmedicated bfp ever.
    Beta #1 339  Beta #2 649 44 hour doubling time
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    That is where I am right now...but then there is always the what if.  I think for my sanity I  need to just live my life...if I want to eat unhealthy for one meal I think I will live. I enjoy a beer or two and my coffee in the morning. I am thinking this time everything in moderation. Clearly doing all the right things I read doesn't mean a BFP.  think the first one stung so much because I other then caffeine I ate super healthy and removed alcohol all together.
    TTC: August 2011 Me: 28-PCOS DH: 32-Perfect IUI #1: August 3, 2012- .5mg Letrozole, HCG trigger. 2 good folli's, DH had good numbers-BFN. IUI #2: September 4, 2012-.5mg Letrozole, HCG trigger. BFP!!! Beta 1: 152 (15 DPO) Beta 2: 380 (17 DPO) Beta 3: 1,743 (21 DPO) 1st U/S 7 weeks-10/9/12: 127 bpm!! 2nd U/S 9 weeks-10/23/12: Released to OB 170 bpm! 3rd U/S 16 weeks-12/11/12: It's a BOY!! 152 bpm! Due May 28, 2013 BabyFruit Ticker BabyFetus Ticker
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