DH and I are maybe 90% sure that if this IUI doesn't work, we will give IVF one try. I am really nervous about it all, especially timing since it would be around the holidays and DS 4th birthday. And although they don't do batch IVF at my clinic, they do close the lab around the holidays so we have to consider that. I don't know anyone in real life who has done IVF, so I am hoping you experienced ladies can answer some of my possibly silly questions!
- DH has to travel for work and I am a big wimp with needles. How bad is injecting yourself? It would be gonal f, menopur and possibly cetrotide/ganirelix when he is gone.
- For anyone without the savings to pay for it all, what did you do? Are there any good finance options anyone has found?
- I asked my nurse as well, but how flexible is the timing of birth control pills? They said 21 days but that there is wiggle room so I don't know if that means like 14 is ok or staying on it for ?? days longer.
- Has anyone travelled after transfer? It would be about a 4.5 hour car ride each way to visit family.
If the timing isn't going to work, we may do one more IUI. But that would put the IVF into the following year so we would have to consider the insurance changes (we have minimal benefits, but anything helps). We already know DH work changed things with insurance to save some money for next year. Thank you all!
DS born Jan 2010
TTC#2 since Nov 2010 with breaks for DH cancer tx (remission!)
Tube with hydro removed Feb 2013
BFP 11/11/13 IUI#2 clomid+trigger+prometrium
Beta #1 14dpIUI=106; Beta #2 16dpIUI=287; Beta #3 20dpIUI=1158
5w6d 1 hb 109 and 2nd smaller sac; 7w0d 1 hb 125 and confirmed vanishing twin