This question is for those of you who looked to IUI as your first method of TTC.
How many rounds did your doctor recommend (or suggest that they'd recommend, if you succeeded early and didn't need to keep going) before trying to sell IVF instead?
I know a lot of REs will only recommend 3 to 4 IUIs when they're dealing with straight couples who are dealing with some sort of infertility before they move on to IVF. I've just had my second failed IUI, and I'm wondering how many IUIs would be reasonable.
I mean, my inclination is to think that I should try several times. The timing is tricky, so I expect that some IUIs just aren't timed right. I'm okay trying several times. I'm not a straight woman who's at the doctor because I've been trying at home, with no success-- I'm literally trying for the first time ever.
I know y'all can't tell me whether I should be discouraged after two failures (we all have our own bodies, our own issues), but... should I be discouraged? Or should I feel like I'm just getting started, that it's too soon to know how difficult this will be?
Me- 39 (turning 40 in April), TTC for the first time ever (since Jan 2015), low ovarian reserve
Married 3/14/14 to my wonderful wife, but her sperm count is rather low
TTC with frozen donor sperm and science
7 IUIs, 7 BFNs.
2 IVF attempts, both cancelled and converted to IUI, both BFNs.
Decided that my tired old ovaries are ready to retire.
Next step- reciprocal IVF, using my wife's eggs, my uterus!
fresh 5 day transfer (2 embryos) 4/17/17- BFP!
Identical twins "due" 1/2/17 (but anticipated arrival sometime December)