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jennifer1011 October 10th, 2013 12:27 PM

Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
AF should arrive any day now, and after we plan to get started with our first IUI! I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. My husband has a very low sperm count, and our RE feels like IUI will give us a good shot at getting pregnant without spending tons of money (because this is all out of pocket for us). CD5-9 I'll take Clomid (100mg/daily), then go in for an ultrasound CD13,14or 15 to check the size of my follicle(s), he'll tell me when to take my trigger shot, I'll take the shot, then 36 hours later I'll be doing the IUI! Wish me luck.

*JenJen* October 10th, 2013 12:45 PM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
good luck!

KMH October 10th, 2013 12:47 PM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Sounds like a great plan! Good luck!

Lucy S. October 10th, 2013 11:54 PM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Good luck!!!!!

Gamer_Princess October 11th, 2013 04:15 AM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Good luck :)

ChiChica October 11th, 2013 04:19 AM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
FX it works on the first try!

CarolinaLife October 11th, 2013 10:18 AM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Good luck!!

JennyLee October 11th, 2013 03:07 PM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Good luck, hun!

tryingforbby October 14th, 2013 01:16 PM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Good luck!

Did af arrive yet?

I'm on cd4
2nd day of clomid and will be trying our 3rd iui later this month
Maybe we can buddy up :)

ldrisner October 14th, 2013 01:18 PM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Ok...sorry about this question and you don't have to answer if you don't want to but what is the cost of IUI?

tryingforbby October 14th, 2013 02:30 PM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ldrisner (Post 27727077)
Ok...sorry about this question and you don't have to answer if you don't want to but what is the cost of IUI?

We are paying for ours this time around and is just under$1,000:)

ldrisner October 14th, 2013 02:37 PM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Wow! So tell me more how the IUI works?

tryingforbby October 14th, 2013 03:28 PM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
From what i read and our personal experience most IUI's are medicated and differ from specialist to specialist

This is how my last two were done

Call dr on day 1 of cycle
Day 2 or 3 bloodwork is done
Days 3-7 take clomid pill (I've seen others do injectables but not sure how that works)
Day 12 ultrasound is done to check follicke size at this point your dr decides if you are ready for the trigger shot which makes you ovulate

Once the dr decides when u take your trigger shot u get scheduled to go in for the iui procedure
In my case my hubby provides his sample that morning
The sperm is"washed" which leaves only the best sperm
Then the sperm is but in you which the dr is able to get them as far up as possible

Sorry I'm not being very technical but this is what is done

My dr had me test 14 days after iui since the trigger shot can give a false positive

jennifer1011 October 21st, 2013 07:47 AM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
I'm still waiting for AF to show up! I had to start Provera Saturday b/c of such a long cycle. I guess it'll be any day now that she shows up and I get to get started with IUI#1.

We're paying out of pocket for our IUI too, and it'll cost us around $1,000 (including the medication, sonograms, sperm washing, semen analysis, and the procedure itself). MUCH cheaper than IVF though so we plan to try several rounds!

KMH October 21st, 2013 07:53 AM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ldrisner (Post 27727077)
Ok...sorry about this question and you don't have to answer if you don't want to but what is the cost of IUI?

My IUI cycles with Clomid and a trigger were $614. I think it depends a lot on where you live, how many ultrasounds you have, etc.

jennifer1011 October 21st, 2013 08:02 AM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Yes you're probably right! It's really hard to compare costs b/c the costs are different based on your location and the office too.

Here's the breakdown of my costs:

Clomid (100mg/5 days): $23
IUI Procedure: $400
HCG Trigger Shot: $109
Ultrasound (I think I'll only need 1): $150
Semen Analysis: $200
Sperm Washing: $100

BTW KMH that pic of your twins is ADORABLE!!!:smile:

KMH October 21st, 2013 08:07 AM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Yikes, I still can't believe the price of the trigger shot has more than doubled since I last bought one :eek:

Aw, thanks...they are 14 months now and little bundles of curious energy :wub:

jennifer1011 October 21st, 2013 08:11 AM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
That could also be a location difference? I'm not sure! I bought mine from Freedom Fertility, not sure if there are other places you can get them.

KMH, are your twins from IVF or IUI? I'm sure twins are a lot of work, but I am secretly hoping for twins from our upcoming medicated IUI!

KMH October 21st, 2013 09:12 AM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
There could be a difference in price depending on where you get it, but $45-65 was standard a few years ago and now I don't see anything under $100. Makes you wonder why it is so expensive for the same drug.

My twins were from our FET cycle. We transferred two embryos and they both stuck!

ldrisner October 21st, 2013 12:02 PM

Re: Going to try IUI for first time this cycle!
 
Thanks ladies! This will be our next plan of action. I am nervous about the price of the sperm donation. Yikes! I looked it up and it's almost the price as the procedure...then maybe I need to make sure my husband and I choose the best sperm out there. lol!


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