Hi everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself before jumping in. I've been lurking this board for a little while. I'm 31, DH is about to turn 38. I've been off BCP since July, 2015, and we got an unexplained IF diagnosis last month. We just did our first IUI this month, but I don't think it quite went as planned. I was on 50mg Clomid, and had two follies. My lining was at 3 at my first scan, so they put me on Estrace and it went to 6 at my second scan. At my second scan my bigger follie was 18, but they wanted me to use OPKs to watch for O, rather than a trigger. I knew in the back of my mind I should have just asked for a trigger, but didn't. They also said to only take OPKs once a day, with second morning urine (even though I know from tracking the last 13 cycles that I get surges in the afternoon). I think I missed the beginning of my surge, and even though I called the second I got a positive OPK, the day of my IUI the ovarian pressure was gone and my temp had gone up. They still did the IUI, but I'm pretty sure it was all for nothing. I've felt pretty intense guilt over screwing everything up, but I keep trying to look at this like a big (and expensive) learning experience.
We've talked at great length over whether it's worth it to do IUIs when we're paying totally OOP, and have decided to do one more IUI while I take the month to get back into clean eating and working out regularly. Then we are hoping to go to IVF with PGS. I also need to be screened for the breast cancer gene, so that gives me time to do that. I'm a little freaked out about it, but our RE says they can make a probe to screen our embryos if I have it.
I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!
DD born PPROM preemie at 36 weeks on 10/1/17 after over a year TI,
then 3 failed IUIs, and finally a successful IVF FET.
Due with #2 5/2/19 after HIO once in my FW,
because apparently that's how life works now. Team Blue!