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11/02/2013 at 11:06
Had my first nurse appointment on Friday to start the process for IUI and I am now even more confused - she was cr@p! What I was expecting to know was a rough timetable for everything as I'm due to go on holiday and start a new job around the time my next cycle is due which is exceptionally bad timing but can't be helped. So my questions are:
assuming I start clomid on CD1, when would they start to scan me? How many times are they likely to scan me in total that cycle? (I know I might start Clomid on Cd1-5 but let's start with CD1 as a guide).
I also thought clomid would cause ovulation but she has given me a prescription for an injection (ovrilette or something similar) which she said I would need to take to get me to ovulate - is this only if the clomid doesn't work or is this the IUI bit that is different from just taking clomid? Will I have to give myself the injection? It looks like it is an epipen which wories me less but I would like to be prepared.
Do they then inject H's sample into me before ovulation or on the day of ovulation? H knows he may be on very short notice to perform and I know I have to go back to have it injected in about an hour after he produces it.
They've said I will have a blood test after ovulation - is this to check HCG levels or something else? Will I know if it has been successful before AF is due?
The nurse was so rubbish I am still a bit clueless about the whole procedure and don't feel that calling to speak to them on the phone would reassure me so thought I'd ask you lovely lot. Any experience would be greatly appreciated. I know it's not an exact science so there will be some variation in scan days etc but a rough ides so I can decide whether to tell my new boss or not would be great.
Thanks in advance
11/02/2013 at 11:23
Hi, I conceived my 1st baby with IUI. Was a few years ago though so can't remember exactly what happened. I had a scan on day 1 then took Clomid from day 2. Scans started later,around day 12 I think. When follicles looked ready I injected myself to release the eggs. The day of the procedure my H went in 1st thing to give sample and I went in a few hours later. Can't remember how long after the injection this was - 36 hours sounds familiar though. Am replying from my phone so sorry this is brief and if I haven't answered all your questions
11/02/2013 at 11:44
Thank you for replying - and a positive story to boot. Do you mind me asking how many attempts you needed? Did you need it for any subsequent pregnancies?
11/02/2013 at 11:55
Our 1st full attempt was successful. The actual 1st one was abandoned cos I produced too many follicles so they reduced my dose the next time and it was fine. Didn't need IUI again, conceived just on Clomid last time and current pregnancy was natural :-) good luck!
11/02/2013 at 12:19
I'm starting on a dose of 100 because of my age (they don't bother tinkering with the 50 dose as I'm an old bird!) so they have warned me about over stimulation. I'm more worried about needing to go for scans - not ideal the first week in a new job even if it is in the same hospital and I can disappear for half an hour without anyone noticing. My head will be all oevr the place
17/05/2016 at 20:02
Hi I'm new to all this, but thought I could to with knowing I'm not the only one that can't seem to conceive... So I've been through all the tests and stress of waiting over the last 2 years .. I had a HSG (tube flush) in Feb hoping in would eventually fall pregnant 😒 I didn't!
My ovulation and follocules are all ok and my husbands semen is all ok... I still don't understand why? I was told to wait another 3-6 months naturally to try? Though I've gotten that twisted up in it all I don't think my body or my mind can physically wait till September 😟Ahhhhh! So I called my doctor today (we went private) and asked if I could bring my iui treatment forward. So here we go! Hopefully we will be starting end of next month so giving myself one more cycle to concieve naturally before I completly lose it!
Also anyone else feel like if.. one more mother or pregnant person tells me I need to relax one more time I think I may blow My top!
(All stressed ladies and desparate empty wombs out there please tell me I'm not the only one struggling with each day?!
Best at of luck to all
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