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March 7th, 2010, 09:30 PM
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Okay, as many of you know we were very blessed that the conception of our gorgeous daughter only took one IUI. I mean, I feel like it was a miracle since I only had one follicle even grow (50mg Clomid)

we're going back to the RE in Aug/Sept to do testing in hopes of doing a December IUI (I would love another Aug/Sept baby)..but I'm really REALLY afraid that things won't go as smoothly next time. Does anyone have any insight on a 2nd IUI after a first one?

We have NO MFI issues. Our RE dubbed Sam the king of sperm (his count was 252mil with 99.5% motility and 94.7 morph)...the issue is PCOS (me obviously)...our cycle resulting in Brylie was picture perfect...but now I'm terrified. I think if it doesn't work the first time this time it's going to be 1000x harder emotionally on me than it would've been before. I feel like my expectations are too high and I'm setting myself up to get hurt.

I dont really know what I'm asking...but I know you ladies understand! I'm also TERRIFIED of having twins (I would cancel the cycle if I had more than two follicles because I don't even want to think about what could happen if there were more than 2). (The only reason I don't want twins is because I couldn't see my midwife. In Nebraska (where I give birth) its illegal for a CNM to see multiple pregnancies - aka its easier for an obgyn to get a c-section) and I keep having a dream I have twin girls. (I had SEVERAL dreams about a singleton girl before Brylie)...


I'll stop babbling, but IUI'ers, help me out here! Are my feelings valid? Am I being stupid? Should we try for a November IUI in case it fails?
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March 8th, 2010, 05:52 AM
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I don't know that I'll be much help to you. We did in total 6 IUI's with different drugs and even different Dr's. No luck for me.

I hope that come December your fears are put aside and you get that glorious (singleton) BFP that you are wishing for!
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March 8th, 2010, 06:19 AM
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I think it is normal and logical to be scared that things won't be so easy the 2nd time! I'm only halfway done baking this little one and I already think ahead to baby #2. Our first IVF worked out perfectly this time, but what if the FETs don't work? The thought scares me, and I'm also pretty scared of twins, so there is always the issue of how many to transfer.

I think the best we can do is say lots of prayers and know that somehow things will work out in the end. It might not happen right away, but eventually, Brylie will have a little brother or sister Good luck....hope others can chime in with 2nd IUI success stories!
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March 8th, 2010, 07:43 AM
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I got pregnant with my second IUI. Both IUI's were pretty much perfect for us.....the first time I had 2 follies and didn't get pregnant (I think the IUI was timed a little late personally). The doctor came in and said the sperm count was a little low and we chalked it up to jitters....he also said that we couldn't have asked for a better IUI cycle. But it ended in a bfn.

The second IUI I had only 1 follie and my doctor said she could tell that I was really relaxed about the IUI....I guess I had felt like a pro the second time around. I was really bummed about the 1 follicle and opted not to do a double IUI. I just felt like if we couldn't get pregnant on our own with 1 follicle, we were not going to get pregnant with the IUI and 1 follicle. But the cycle resulted in a bfp. The sperm count was fine that time.

I was on 2.5mg of Femara for CD3-7....my doctor liked Femara because of the lessened side effects and studies show that it is more likely to produce a single follicle versus multiple.

My doctor made sure I knew that it could take up to 6 times to get pregnant (that is if it did work) and we should not expect it to work on the first time. Even though it really hurt when I didn't get pregnant on the first time, I kept on. So I'd definitely say you were lucky. I personally think I was lucky for it to happen on the 2nd time.

All I can say is that you KNOW an IUI will work for you. It was really hard on me because we didn't even know if I could get pregnant or what issues we were facing because everything kept getting ruled out as not an issue that would impede us for getting pregnant. For me though, it is really comforting to know that the IUI is for us if we have to go down that road. There are some ladies on this board that have gone through much more and still haven't conceived and it's truly heartbreaking for me to see that.
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March 8th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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MommaLee, thank you for sharing your story! Believe me, I know we got really lucky with it only taking one IUI. I really feel like my RE is amazing though - everything was so carefully monitored. I was in the clinic everyday getting bloodwork or a transvaginal ultrasound and I feel blessed that she was so careful not to miss the window.
Everyday I read everyones struggle in here and I can't even imagine going through these things. I know i wouldn't have the strength!
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March 8th, 2010, 08:28 AM
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I know i wouldn't have the strength!
That's where I think you are wrong! If someone would have told me 18 months ago that I would fail at 6 IUIs and have to do IVF, I would have said "forget it...I can't do it," yet here I am, and I survived. Lots of women on here, like LeeAnn said, have been through much more than I have. I think you are much stronger than you realize...have faith in yourself!
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I think anyone that has to struggle with MA is a lot stronger than they think they are. In the moment, things can seem like they are unbearable and you will never make it out. But in the end, it's all worth it and it will seem like a little blip on the radar when you are holding your LO!
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March 8th, 2010, 09:35 AM
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you girls are the sweetest
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