IUI then IVF then bfp with IUI

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  1. anyone do 1 or more IUIs with bfn and then do and IVF(bfn) and then get a bfp with IUI?

    (unless we have some embies to freeze...im not sure we could afford a 2nd IVF ever, and we'd end up going back to IUIs im sure)

    ive done 6 IUIs, all negative.
    im contemplating either IUI #7 or IVF #1
    and i come up with odd questions

  2. I didn't do IUI's to start with but I definetly did things in a way most people would think is 'back to front'. We are unexplained. Tried naturally for 2 years (no luck), then straight to IVF (2 fresh, 5 FETs) all textbook, all BFNs and then while waiting for fresh ivf number 3 I did two unmedicated IUI's the second one which worked (22 weeks yesterday). It is frustrating I know but good luck with your decision. Either way you are doing something which is a step forward.

  3. YIOTATSA: thanks for your msg. i am sorry for your bfn cycles. you certainly did a lot of IVF/FETs!!
    im glad IUI worked for you. i hope you have a very healthy and happy pregnancy

  4. i am in the same boat and i don't know hat to do !! what did you decide?

  5. i ended up doing a 7th IUI and had success.

    i used the same injectible stim meds..but added a suppression med.

    i also made some other changes for this IUI (new sperm donor, new RE/clinic, lost some weight).

    not sure what helped but we were headed toward IVF and thankfully have not had to do it(yet)

    whats your situation?

  6. well, that kind of is the road we took . . 2 iuis with injectibles - bfn, 4 fresh ivfs and 1 frozen - 2 chemicals - 2 iuis with metformin and clomid and I am now 22 weeks along. perhaps it was the change in meds, perhaps it was the change in re's - whatever it was - here we are - good luck on your journey!

  7. bfps mntnd
    /losses mntnd

    2002-6 clomid -sex only cycles bfn
    3 clomid iuis bfn
    at least 4 inject timed sex cycles, bfn
    4 ivfs, 2 bfp 2 bfn. ( one bfp live birth, one late loss)
    2005-2 iuis, 2nd one bfp, another late loss.
    2006 - 4 iuis, all bfn
    jan- june 2008 -4 iuis, bfn ( one natural, 3 medicated)
    july 2008 cancled iui cycle, triggered anyway and bd'd, bfp. first non-assisted preg in 8 years. 5w0d today, 2 sacs on u/s.

    amazing! i have a long way to go but i almost gave up so many times.. if you have it in you, try to keep going- good luck!

  8. bfps mntnd
    /losses mntnd

    2002-6 clomid -sex only cycles bfn
    3 clomid iuis bfn
    at least 4 inject timed sex cycles, bfn
    4 ivfs, 2 bfp 2 bfn. ( one bfp live birth, one late loss)
    2005-2 iuis, 2nd one bfp, another late loss.
    2006 - 4 iuis, all bfn
    jan- june 2008 -4 iuis, bfn ( one natural, 3 medicated)
    july 2008 cancled iui cycle, triggered anyway and bd'd, bfp. first non-assisted preg in 8 years. 5w0d today, 2 sacs on u/s.

    amazing! i have a long way to go but i almost gave up so many times.. if you have it in you, try to keep going- good luck!

  9. i wanted to PM you but your inbox is full

    congrats on the pregnancy
    and TWO sacs huh? wow
    how are you feeling?
    im happy for you

    i am very sorry for your past negatives and losses

    i hope this pregnancy is happy and healthy

  10. Ladies,

    You give me such hope. I am 39 years old, FSH is 9.8 and I have had four failed IVF cycles. I am truly thinking about IUI a few times, since it is so much less expensive. Thank you for the hopeful stories.

    God Bless,
    kathy

  11. violet-

    why was your cycle cancelled? how did you know when to trigger?

    congrats on your BFP!

    carey

  12. I was just coming in here to post this question! Anymore stories out there?

    We\'ve had 3 failed IUIs then 3 failed fresh IVFs (one was a m/c at 8 weeks). Since the m/c (in July), I've been doing acupunture again (with my 3rd acupuncturist, who specializes in IF) and following his diet. Well, last week I had ALL the pg symptoms I had when I was pg, so I took a test and got a bfp this past Saturday. Unfortunately, on Sunday, I started bleeding and tested again, bfn.

    But now that I know that I can CAN get pg naturally (I wasn't sure before due to endo), I'm wondering if we should try IUI again.

    I\'d love some more success stories!

  13. Yes.

    I started trying at age 42.

    Over past 3 years I've done more IUIs than I can count, and attempted at least 7 IVF cycles (I've lost count because several were converted to IUI due to poor response of 1-2 follicles, max 5 retrieved/2 transferred, both high and low stim w various combos of meds; I think I've only had 3 transfers; none took).

    Finally got pregnant at age 45 on a non-medicated IUI cycle.
    Now 11 weeks and keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well.

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