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July 1st, 2013, 12:27 PM
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After a cancelled cycle last month due to too many follies, I think we might have (possibly, not definite) botched this cycle.

On Thursday, monitoring revealed two follies on the move, a 13mm and a 15mm. Good news there. On Saturday, five follies: 21 mm, 20 mm, 15 mm, and two 13 mm. Saturday we triggered. IUI was Monday morning at 6am.

Unfortunately, the washed sperm count on Monday was less than 1 million, which they said was quite bad. We did BD both Saturday and Sunday nights. I'm imagining this was the issue? We BDed Sunday night less than eight hours before DH's sample collection. We weren't sure when to BD versus when to abstain, so we just went for it because we didn't want to miss my window.

Two years ago, DH's washed count was 16 million and his SA count was around 60 million. We didn't repeat the SA because of cost and the RE said it likely hadn't changed. I'm hoping the BDing accounted for the low count, or is it possible his count has changed dramatically?

So it looks like the IUI was a bust and we are now banking on the swimmers that made it in naturally. I hope they are swimming their hearts out!
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July 1st, 2013, 12:39 PM
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I would attribute the low count to the baby dancing. I know when my hubby had his SA they said to abstain for 3-5 days. Here is hoping the natural swimmers are making it or those from the iui. I dont think his count would have dropped that much unless he had an injury to his tender parts.

Good luck!!
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July 1st, 2013, 01:07 PM
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I'm betting it's the fact that you had less than 24 hrs between TI and IUI.
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July 1st, 2013, 01:24 PM
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When I did my IUI's, they said to do the trigger, bd that night and then not to bd again until the IUI. (36 hours between TI and IUI). I'm sorry they didn't tell you that information!

And I don't think it means your DH has any issues, it just wasn't enough time to regenerate. I am actually irritated your clinic didn't TELL you that instruction!

That being said, a friend of mine had an IUI with only 1 million sperm and she has a darling daughter who is 3 now, so, all it takes is one spermie!

What's done is done, think positively these next two weeks! Everything crossed for you!
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July 1st, 2013, 01:47 PM
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leah!
They should have told you!! You want at least 24+hours if not more like 3 days!
DH had an SA done when he hadn;t abstained and his numbers were SO different and BAD! I woudn't worry about your DH's personally. Sounds pretty normal.
That said, you guys probably did botch the IUI BUT TI works too for some! Thats how I got DS1 and a few ladies here have been successful with just TI!
Good luck and Fingerscrossed!
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July 1st, 2013, 02:05 PM
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When I did my IUI's, they said to do the trigger, bd that night and then not to bd again until the IUI. (36 hours between TI and IUI).
That is what I was always told for mine. Fingers crossed that at least one of those swimmers made it to the goal!
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July 1st, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Good Luck. Sounds like the ladies above have pretty much said everything. I just wanted to wish you good luck. Hoping one of those spermies make it through!!
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July 1st, 2013, 06:48 PM
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Good luck and try not to stress Thinking of you
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July 2nd, 2013, 11:05 AM
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Thanks, ladies. This is very reassuring. Here's hoping TI worked.

I can't entirely fault the office for not telling us when to abstain. They have a policy of doing two IUI's after the trigger rather than one. This was confusing to us since we had read a study showing it didn't matter whether you did two versus one. So we declined the first one (Sunday morning), but then we were worried that we were missing the window.

Of course all this was happening over the weekend so I couldn't talk to the RE.

On Monday, I did speak to the RE and she said that the earlier study I had seen was old and in fact two newer studies show that two IUI's do make a difference. Oh well, too late then. We are going to a very big clinic (RMA NJ) and I do feel like we get lost in the shuffle, especially on weekends.
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TTC#2:
May-June 2013: Follistim + IUI = overstimulated, cycle cancelled
July 2013: Follistim + IUI = m/c at 4.5 weeks
August-Sept 2013: BCPs then IVF = freeze-all due to OHSS risk
October 2013: Natural cycle = BFN
November 6, 2013: Day 1 !!!!
November 24, 2013: Transferred one thawed euploid male embryo
November 29, 2013: BFP!
August 12, 2014: Cautiously hoping for this due date

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