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Mack Posted: Fri, Dec 16 2011 12:16 PM

I guess the IUI option is an easy place to start when out of pocket, but does it actually work for anyone? It seems all the siggies have failed IUI's....

 

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Sammy1 replied on Fri, Dec 16 2011 7:07 PM

My understanding is that, across the board, IUI has about a 20% success rate. It's higher or lower for individual cases depending on the reason for infertility (although your chance of getting pg with IUI is never more than what it is for the average fertile couple per cycle, about 20-25%), which is also why you can't find a really reliable % success on the internet; there is so much variation. But my clinic says about 20% is pretty much what it is. As you can see, IUI failed for me (you can also see why it failed in my siggie) but I've seen lots of women on here that it has actually worked for. GL to you!

Me (35) + DH (39) + 4 furbabies = Heart

TTC #1 since October 2010, see my bio for infertility history

July 19, 2012: FET #1 of the one blast frozen from first fresh IVF-- BFP at 5dp5dt!! Baby   beta #1, 6dp5dt = 20; beta #2, 12dp5dt = 412 (DT = 34 hours); beta #3, 14 dp5dt = 907 (DT = 42 hours). EDD April 6, 2013. It's a Baby Boy!

April 19, 2013: Baby Boy born 41w6d at 9lbs6oz!

 

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kittymommy replied on Fri, Dec 16 2011 7:52 PM

It worked for us on our first shot and we got pregnant with twins.  We did Femara + Gonal F injectibles.  Unfortunately that pregnancy ended in MC at 9 weeks.  I am stimming now and gearing up for another IUI next week, and we are following the same protocol.  I think especially for cases of unexplained IF, this is a good first step before jumping into IVF.  I am 36 and DH is 37 FWIW.  Good luck to you!

Me (36), DH (37)

September 2010 - Myomectomy, DH varicocele surgery

#1 IUI - August 2011 (Femara + Gonal-F + acupuncture) = BFP Angel twins at 8.5 weeks | 9 DPO BFP, 14 DPO Beta = 392, 16 DPO Beta = 963

Chemical October 2011

#2 IUI - December 2011 (Femara + Gonal-F + acupuncture) = BFP Angel at 8 weeks | 18 DPO = 214, 20 DPO = 381, 23 DPO = 1058, 25 DPO = 2252 | 1/27/12 heartbeat! 2/3/12 ultrasound shows slower HB and measuring 2 weeks behind. 2/17/12 D&C.  4/5/2012 2nd D&C and hysteroscopy. 

IVF #1 Transferred 2 CGH normal 6-day blasts 5/4/12.  Chemical

FET July 20, 2012 - Transferred one CGH normal 6 day blast.  BFP 4 dpt!  7/30 Beta #1 = 100, 8/1 Beta #2 = 217.  Currently under care of reproductive immunology specialist and taking Lovenox & Neupogen in addition to FET meds to support this pregnancy. 

Baby Girl late March 2013

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pixie1120 replied on Fri, Dec 16 2011 8:03 PM

I've never had one, but my cousin has a daughter via iui that will be three in March, and just recently they announced they are expecting triplets by iui in July.  Their daughter was from the 2nd or 3rd attempt, and not sure how many times they tried this time.  All I know for sure is that she was on clomid.

MY CHART          My FF Chart

DH 31 Kiss Me 30 

DS: Danny 10/22/2009 (bfp after 23 months ttc)  

DD: Molly 9/5/204 (bfp after 2yrs and 9 months ttc)

TTC# 2 since April 2011.   BFP 1/12/2014 after 2yrs 9months ttc EDD 9/22/2014  Beta 14dpo 89 16dpo 221 (32 hrs doubling time) Ultrasound 5/9/14 shows that baby#2 is a girl!!!

 

 

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graceisgone replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 6:57 PM

worked twice for me - 2nd injectable cycle for my first pregnancy

first injectable cycle for my second pregnancy - twins

 

 

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Maygirl17 replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 8:12 PM

There are at least 2 women in our Supporting the ARTS group that had it work for them last month.

Kiss DH (35) Me (34)  Ovulate on my own, no MF issues, infertility unexplained. Failed Treatments: 3 rounds of Clomid (1 IUI); 2 rounds of injectibles (2 IUIs), and one IVF - all with great response but BFN.  FET # 1 (November 2011) - 3 5-day blasts transferred (also doing acupuncture) - BFP!  It's twins!  Baby BoyBaby Girl (Betas: 9dp5dt - 371; 11dp5dt - 726; born at 36 weeks)  (Total time TTC = 2 years).

IVF # 3 - September 2014 BFN

 

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MommyBlessedWith2 replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 8:52 PM

When TTC #1 IUI worked for us. My DH's count was markedly better then (16-20 million) but I also had ovulation issues. IUI 1 failed. On try #2 we had 5 follies and conceived one beautiful girl. For our circumstances at the time, my RE told me that IUIraised our chances per cycle to an average couple... About 20% per attempt up to about 5-6 attempts.

Me: 38 Heart Him: 38 (Severe MFI: SAs show between 4-6 sperm per sample)
DD: 10 (our IUI miracle), DS: 8 (our surprise baby), Baby Boy: 1 (our IVF miracle)

Dec. 2010: IVF #1 after 2.5 years TTC = Sad
June 2011: Transferred our 1 frozen snowbaby with many prayers - Final shot at one more child = Our newest miracle

3 babies - 3 different types of conception.  Praising God for miracles in all forms!

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JoyfulGirl replied on Tue, Jan 3 2012 7:46 AM

I know quite a few people who were successful with IUIs.  I had four IUIs and three of them resulted in pregnancy.  The first two were Angel, but the third pregnancy was my twins.  We used injectables all four cycles and we had 2-3 mature follicles at the time of trigger each time.

Good luck to youLuck

 

Me Heart DH

PCOS, infertility, loss, etc. followed by...

Baby GirlBaby Boy twins! 1/18/10

Angel 9/08, 11/08, 11/10

TTA 

 

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natpink replied on Tue, Jan 3 2012 9:54 AM

I love hearing all the successful IUI stories.  Smile We have been TTC#1 for 21 months, have unexplained IF and are moving onto IUI with injectables next cycle. The RE gave us a 20% chance of success and 25% chance of twins.  Good luck to you!!

me: 28 dh: 30  Baby Girl

Seeing a RE since June 2011 | unexplained IF

BABY#1 | TTC April 2010

IUI's postponed twice, very curved cervix and require an ultrasound and full bladder at time of IUI

IUI#1 Feb 4/12  (Puregon & Ovidrel, Progesterone - 282mil @ 95%!!)  - BFP!!! Beta#1 = 1398 | 02/20 | 17dpiui 

First ultrasound 03.12.12 | Heartbeat 143 -  baby measuring right on track!

Ellia Domenica welcomed with love on October 20, 2012

BABY#2 | TTC May 2013

IUI #1 Feb 12/14  (Gonal-F & Ovidrel, Progesterone - 4 mature follicles - 179mil @ 95%)  - BFN

IUI #2 May 4/14  (Gonal-F & Ovidrel, Progesterone - 2 mature follicles - 117mil @ 90%)

 

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eagerforbaby1 replied on Tue, Jan 3 2012 9:10 PM

My first IUI worked with only 50mg Clomid. It ended in a loss, but it had nothing to do with the IUI,

Aryn - 38

Baby Girl 7/18/12

IUI  10/19/10, BFP 10/31/10, Angel 7 weeks, D&C 12/13/2010, Repeat D&C 1/21/2011, methotrexate shot #1 3/2/2011, methotrexate shot #2 3/18/2011, hemorrhage 4/6/2011, mri 4/29/2011, methotrexate shot #3 5/6/2011, methotrexate shot #4 5/27/2011, HCG finally below 2 6/21/2011

BFP #2 (natural conception) - 11/6/11, EDD 7/12/12

 

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Bibliophile replied on Mon, Jan 9 2012 9:22 PM

I am replying since I combed the archives looking for threads just like this when I started trying for an IUI.  See my sig- it worked for me the first time I got to do it, with only one egg that had any real chance of being fertilized.  That was to be our last attempt before moving on to IVF- could have knocked me over with a feather when I got the BFP.  It can happen!

Me: 35 DH: 37
Baby Boy: 4 yrs old, drug-free hospital birth w/ midwife (TTC 3 mos)
Baby Boy: born June 2012, labor ending with C-section due to fetal distress (TTC 26 mos)



September 2009: started TTC #2
August 2010:  diagnosed with Hashimoto's; Right tube blocked; diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)
September 2010 - August 2011:  various doses of Levoxyl, fertility acupuncture & Chinese herbs
August 2011: Clomid 50mg + trigger + IUI.  (IUI cancelled- 2 follies on side of blocked tube)
September 2011: Clomid 50mg + trigger + IUI.  (cancelled- 2 follies on side of blocked tube again)
October 2011: 3rd time's a charm? Clomid 50mg + trigger + IUI (two follies on right, but also a big one on the left this time!)
                           Holy cow- BFP!  Beta = 323 17dpiui, 716 19dpiui, and 2,651 23dpiui

                          

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Lovebug81 replied on Tue, Jan 10 2012 7:32 AM

It worked for us. We had tried two cycles of timed intercourse with Clomid, which failed. But our first cycle doing Clomdi, Ovidrel, and IUI was a success.

It was suggested that I do IVF but DH and I weren't comfortable with that, so we were pretty lucky that the IUI worked for us the first time.

Good luck!

 

Susi (30), DH (30)

TTC since: July 2009

July 2011 - Lap to remove Stage III endometriosis

September 2011 - RE Suggestion is to try naturally 2-3 cycles (Natural cycle 1 - BFN, Cycle 2-BFN)

October 2011/November 2011 - Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI - BFP. Beta 11/25/11- 680, Beta #2 11/29/11 - 3,754

My Chart: http://www.tcoyf.com/forum/chart.asp?id=lovebug81

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shelleys replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 3:05 PM

Bumping this up. DH and I have been TTC #1 for about 20 cycles. Finally saw an RE in late 2011, diagnosed with unexplained IF, moving straight to IUI w/injectables this cycle. Just started on Wednesday 75 IU of Gonal-f. Going in on Monday for my first u/s & bloodwork since starting Gonal-f to see progress. So far this has felt like going through the motions, not really something that could actually result in a BFP in a few weeks. But just today I got a craving for IUI success stories, especially those w/injectables/Gonal-f.

So please, share more stories! Flowers

Shelley (27), DH (26) Kiss
Together since 9/14/02, Married since 9/19/09.

Angel 3/8/10 - 6 weeks, D&C

TTC #1 since June 2010.

1st RE appt: 11/29/11; CD3 bloodwork, SA, HSG: All normal; Diagnosed w/Unexplained Infertility: 1/5/12
IUI #1 (1/12): Beta #1: 17.2, Beta #2 44, Beta #3 15 Angel
IUI #2 (3/12): Cancelled due to exceptional ovarian response 
IVF #1 (7/12): 30 eggs retrieved, 27 mature, 25 fertilized naturally. ET 7.21: Transferred two perfect Grade A day-5 blastocysts. BFN
FET #1 (9/12): Two blasts transferred. 9dp5dt: BFP! Chick Beta #1: 1,508! Beta #2: 2,538, Baby Boy due 6/15/13

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kittymommy replied on Mon, Jan 23 2012 9:52 AM

Hi Shelley - I wanted to chime in again to give you some encouragement.  I had replied to the original post a few weeks back and just wanted to let you know we had success again on our 2nd injectable IUI cycle (Femara + Gonal again and we also used acupuncture as we did in our first round).  We are also a case of unexplained IF.  With your age and DH's good SA, I would recommend trying IUI with injectables at least 3 times before considering IVF.  You will most likely respond well and get multiple follicles, giving you a great shot at a BFP.  Best of luck to you and feel free to PM me with any questions.

Me (36), DH (37)

September 2010 - Myomectomy, DH varicocele surgery

#1 IUI - August 2011 (Femara + Gonal-F + acupuncture) = BFP Angel twins at 8.5 weeks | 9 DPO BFP, 14 DPO Beta = 392, 16 DPO Beta = 963

Chemical October 2011

#2 IUI - December 2011 (Femara + Gonal-F + acupuncture) = BFP Angel at 8 weeks | 18 DPO = 214, 20 DPO = 381, 23 DPO = 1058, 25 DPO = 2252 | 1/27/12 heartbeat! 2/3/12 ultrasound shows slower HB and measuring 2 weeks behind. 2/17/12 D&C.  4/5/2012 2nd D&C and hysteroscopy. 

IVF #1 Transferred 2 CGH normal 6-day blasts 5/4/12.  Chemical

FET July 20, 2012 - Transferred one CGH normal 6 day blast.  BFP 4 dpt!  7/30 Beta #1 = 100, 8/1 Beta #2 = 217.  Currently under care of reproductive immunology specialist and taking Lovenox & Neupogen in addition to FET meds to support this pregnancy. 

Baby Girl late March 2013

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shelleys replied on Fri, Jan 27 2012 12:35 PM

Thanks kittymommy, I appreciate your response! This board has been so helpful in giving me hope. It's hard after trying for so long to picture really getting pregnant now after everything but I have a lot of hope that between growing better and extra eggs, and the sperm wash, and the IUI putting the sperm inside my uterus (vs just at my cervix), this could be it! Really hope so. We do have IVF coverage and I'm 100% willing to try it but obviously I want to do this the in the easiest, cheapest way possible!

Shelley (27), DH (26) Kiss
Together since 9/14/02, Married since 9/19/09.

Angel 3/8/10 - 6 weeks, D&C

TTC #1 since June 2010.

1st RE appt: 11/29/11; CD3 bloodwork, SA, HSG: All normal; Diagnosed w/Unexplained Infertility: 1/5/12
IUI #1 (1/12): Beta #1: 17.2, Beta #2 44, Beta #3 15 Angel
IUI #2 (3/12): Cancelled due to exceptional ovarian response 
IVF #1 (7/12): 30 eggs retrieved, 27 mature, 25 fertilized naturally. ET 7.21: Transferred two perfect Grade A day-5 blastocysts. BFN
FET #1 (9/12): Two blasts transferred. 9dp5dt: BFP! Chick Beta #1: 1,508! Beta #2: 2,538, Baby Boy due 6/15/13

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goodmom2b replied on Fri, Feb 10 2012 1:50 PM

We have done 2 rounds of unmedicated IUI and two rounds of Clomid+trigger+IUI, all BFN's. We are moving onto injectables next month. We have to take a cycle off due to an ovarian cyst. Really hoping it works next month!

Me (31)  +  Hubs (30) -- Married February 2007. Heart TTC #1 since September 2008. Tried to figure it out on our own for 3 years before getting serious with an RE. Hubs has great count but low motility and morphology. I ovulate on my own, hormone levels look good, never been pregnant.

9/11: Surgery to remove multiple uterine polyps

10/11: unmedicated IUI - BFN

11/11: unmedicated IUI - BFN

12/11: Clomid+trigger+IUI (2 mature follicles, 21 million TMC) - BFN

1/12: Clomid+trigger+IUI (2 mature follicles, 9 million TMC) - BFN

2/12 - 3/12: CD2 ultrasound reveals cyst on left ovary. Told to take a month off to let it heal. Find out in March that it isn't a cyst, told it might be a tumor and referred to an oncologist. After much testing, oncologist says it's not a tumor, probably a mild endometriosis cyst. All-clear to continue fertility treatments. 

4/12: Follistim+trigger+IUI (5 mature follicles, 6 million TMC) - BFN

5/12: Follistim+trigger+IUI (4 mature follicles, 19 million TMC) - BFN

6/12: IVF #1 (6/25--Started stims / 7/7--ER, 17 eggs retrieved, ICSI on all. / 7/8--14 fertilized / 7/12--ET, 5-day transfer of 2 perfect expanded blasts. 8 blasts frozen / 7/17--BFP on hpt, 5dp5dt!! Baby / 7/20--Beta #1: 70 / 7/24--Beta#2 420)

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bmashmore replied on Sat, Feb 18 2012 7:13 PM

Shelley: I can't believe we started this journey together and we are here going through this together!!! 

I will have my first IUI at the end of this month!!!  I am not using injectibles...just my own ovulation and see what happens.  We are planned to do IUI for the next three months and then go to IVF in July if we are unsuccessful.  Best wishes to everyone!!  Hopefully we will have some more IUI success sotories to add Big Smile

Brandi- 29
John (DH) - 32
Madelyn Elizabeth Baby Girl - Born April 22, 2013 - 24 hour natural labor and delivery using Bradley Method

July 2012 - IVF/ICSI (microflare protocol) - 14 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized - 2 embryos transferred and 1 frozen

May 24, 2014 - Surprise BFP! Baby
Beta 1 - 6370
Beta 2 - 12,100 - 51.9h doubling time
06/02 - First ultrasound and saw heartbeat!  103 bpm!

It's a girl!! Baby Girl Ava Emelia - EDD 01/26/15

1 Samual 1:27 : "I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him".

I am determined to BELIEVE!!!


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CourtneyD replied on Tue, Feb 21 2012 2:39 PM

I had to chime in with my IUI success story. We just received confirmation today that IUI #2 worked for us. It's my first every BFP after TTC for 24+ months. My first IUI in Jan 2011 was with 50mg Clomid and ended in a BFN. (ended up taking a whole year off after that).This IUI was mostly unmedicated with only a mid cycle u/s and trigger shot to help time IUI, and we had success.

Good luck to everyone out there. I honestly didn't think it would work since we'd had one failed IUI previously, and I had argued with my new RE that I wanted to go straight to IVF in March. We compromised, with him asking me to try one natural IUI through his office on my Feb cycle, and man am I glad we did it! Saved us probably $12K since everything was going to have to be out of pocket.

Just keep u the Pray.

Courtney (29) Heart Clay (32) m Oct 2006

TTC #1 since Jan 2010 ~ Sept 2012; 4 iuis = BFN, Angel @ 8w, BFN, & Chemical

Oct/Nov 2012 IUI #5 + injectables = HPT BFP @ 10dpiui EDD 7/25/13 ~ found out 2/23 we're having a Baby Boy

He's finally here!!! Baby Boy Ethan Bryce born 7/24/13 @ 2:26AM 8lbs 6oz 19.5in

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