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8/1/2013 9:32 PM
Hi k40
how did today go? I've kept you in my thoughts so I hope all went well!!

7/23/2013 5:53 PM
good luck K40!!! My fingers are crossed for you!! Aug 1st is only a week and a day away!!! I'll hopefully be transfering eggs around that time on this IVF road so I hope we all have great news when that time comes around!

7/23/2013 5:30 PM
Hi k40, wishing you lots of luck that August 1 comes soon with great news! FYI, don't be alarmed if you have cramping or even spotting as that is all part of the process. I was worried about that but was reassured that it's common that you have symptoms similar to a period.

LOTS OF LUCK TO YOU!!!!

7/23/2013 4:51 PM
well the IUI was done on Sat. I am now taking progesterone and then find out on 8/1 with a blood test. Now just praying no period for now. I will say that I've been tired but sure its the meds... keeping my fingers crossed.
Prayers to all of you

7/17/2013 12:54 PM
K40, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Woohoo, I'm so happy for you!!! I hope that you do conceive with that little trio you have there! I feel the same way when we talk about sex with the doctor...it's a little embarassing and comical at the same time.
Thank you! I will keep you all posted as to what our discussion with my cousin and her husband is like. He is very immature and that is what frightens me. He would probably say something dumb about his wife having a baby with my husband. Ugh...I'm jumping the gun. I hope he surprises me and is supportive.

Again, good luck K40!!! And have fun tonight!

7/17/2013 12:37 PM
update- my sono was good for me- 3 mature eggs... so its SEX tonight...lol Its funny when I go alone to the Drs office I want to record her so that he hears that...as it makes me giggle when she says it. Even at 40 I feel like a kid discussing how to make a baby. I am worried that my egg count isnt the best after reading post of women having egg counts in the double digits. Wanttobeamommy - i think you're making a great decision to ask. its still apart of the family. I wish I had females in my family to ask... as it would be a hard decision to look at DE. Wishing all the best to you out there.
k40

7/17/2013 11:38 AM
Good morning, Ladies. I was also thinking about you, Tenavia13. I'm guessing that mid-next week you should be able to take your pregnancy test...wishing for a positive outcome! I remember the anticipating of getting that call from the doctor with the results. Try, as best you can, to remain calm as you wait for the results.
K40, if it's any comfort to you, my cousin, who is 40, just announced her pregnancy. So, I'm hoping that age is not a factor for you and you can have some faith that it can happen. It's reassuring to know that there are women our age or older conceiving. Even though the entire process can be emotionally and physically difficult, I felt like my husband and I got closer and both IVF cycles, I missed the daily injections (I know it sounds weird to miss that part of it). Unfortunately, that time and the second time, were both unsuccessful but at 43, I'm not developing as many eggs as I need to. One of my only options is donor eggs. According to my doctor, I could ask a relative to donate or go through an agency. I had very mixed feelings about this because 1) I want my own genetically-linked baby and 2) I would not like to have a family member donate and then hear all the comments about how the baby looks like so and so. Well, I am learning to accept now what life has dealt me and my great desire in life is to be a mother. So, my husband and I have decided to ask my cousin, who is 25 and a mother to a beautiful little girl, to donate her eggs. We won't see her until the weekend of the 26th and I am praying that she and her husband will be ok with this. She offered to be my surrogate a few weeks back so I hope that this help will still be on the table. Wish us luck!!!
Lots of luck to you ladies...Tenavia13 and K40, please keep us posted on your progress!

7/16/2013 10:47 PM
Tenavia13 - I didnt see a post since the 10th.....is all ok?
Im new to this- started shots Friday and go for my 1st sono tomorrow to see if theres any progress. I'm taking 150iu currently and after reading a few post, i will be honest I'm not feeling to optimistic.
I'm 40. My fiancé already has 2 kids. ... as did my x. I really just want a chance to be a mother to my own child. :-\ as much as I love his kids and still have a great relationship with my x's daughter, they still aren't my kids.
I do hope to see an update. Good luck to you all!!

7/10/2013 12:42 PM
tenavia, thanks for the prayer...makes total sense. I say this to myself...if it's meant to be, it will happen. Then I go through my moments where I am an emotional wreck and don't really understand. My husband says I need to keep positive but it's very difficult to do so at times. My desire to be a mother is so great that I will not give up hope. God only knows how long I have been praying for this. I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I would be having these problems and emotions.
I didn't have IUI, instead our doctor encouraged timed intercourse. From what she and others have said, it is a very quick and pain free procedure. I wish you lots of luck!!!

retebekeke, good luck and I wish your husband some peace of mind. I'm so glad that I discovered this site and can blog with women that understand me.

Thank you all for the support and wishing us all a positive journey!

7/10/2013 10:04 AM
I'm sorry to hear about everyone's difficulties. Anyone in this situation knows how difficult it can be, and anyone who hasn't dealt with infertility will never understand the emotions we are all going through. My prayer about becoming a mother is simple - Dear Lord, if we are supposed to be parents, then bless us with a child. If your plan for us is something other than that, then please take our desire to be parents away. A dear friend who went through 10 rounds of fertility treatment over 4 years used to pray this. She did 6 rounds of IUI and 4 rounds of IVF. She got pregnant on her last one

My thought it as long as our desire is there, we will try! I went to my RE today and said everything looked great for IUI. I had four mature follies so they sent me home to take my trigger shot. I go tomorrow morning for the IUI procedure. Wish me luck! To anyone who has tried IUI - what should I expect tomorrow? Any advice?

To you ladies out there, I will keep you in my prayers. I am a very Type A person, so it is difficult me to realize there are some things in life I simply can't control, and my fertility is one of them. I wish you all the best of luck.

7/9/2013 6:25 PM
Wow. That sounds too familiar except neither of us has children. Right now I am at the place where whatever happens, happens, but that could change in an instant for whatever reason It is seeming to bother my husband more right now than me.

7/9/2013 5:46 PM
Thank you for your reply, retebekeke. I really appreciate you takin the time to answer my message. I'm sorry that you have also been having difficulties these past 6 years. I hope that you can conceive sooner than later. I feel so helpless and I know my husband does, too. He has been amazing through this journey but he also has his moments of weakness and breaks down. Lately, he becomes upset when he sees me crying and an argument ensues. He has a 6 1/2 year old and I often throw that in the mix... that he doesn't understand my feelings as he knows what it's like to have a child and I don't. It's one of the most difficult situations that life has dealt me. Unfortunately, time is of essence as I will be 43 in September. We will be making a decision in the next couple of weeks as to what we will be pursuing....IVF or donor eggs?

7/9/2013 5:14 PM
wanttobeamommy...I have definitely been there, asking God why on earth some of these other people are getting pregnant who can't even take care of the babies they have already, and I am not. My husband and I have been trying for 6 years on and off, but really do not have the money for IVF and my thoughts keep going back to "would i have just been a terrible mother or what???" I'm sure that's not the case but all of this stress can get to a person. and unfortunately i can't help you with what to do about the jealous feelings

as far as side effects, when i was on Clomid i do remember a nagging headache and seeing "lights" but nothing too terrible.

7/9/2013 2:53 AM
PI'm having a major meltdown right now and had to get online to vent. I can't fall asleep. It's nearly midnight and I have to be up in less than 5 hours. Throne thing that I've always wanted in life, a baby, is realistically, not close to happening. The thoughts of me not ever becoming a mother are really doing a number on me. We could try donor eggs or ivf again but the cost is more than we could handle. It's breaking my heart to hear of so many people around me getting pregnant and having children. Many of those that are in worse situations than we are. I often feel like God doesn't want me to be a mother. I question whether I'm a good person. Is this a punishment of some sort. Is it wrong of me to feel so much anger/jealousy to hear of these people getting pregnant? I know I'm not alone with these feelings. If anyone has gone through this too, please give me some words of encouragement of what it is you did to become a parent. I'm sorry that I'm venting but needed someone to hear me out. I'm feeling desperate.

7/8/2013 8:48 PM
I did not experience any side effects at all. I did clomid/follistim/ovidrel. Today we had our first UI so say a little prayer for me please!

7/8/2013 3:09 PM
Hi and lots of luck on your journey. The infertility road is a scary one and an exciting one...wish you luck. I didn't take the meds you are on but was on the Bravelle and Menopur injections. We did the complete ivf process once with negative results. We begin a second cycle but I wasn't producing enough eggs to go through retrieval and transfer. You have a great chance since you are both healthy and age is to your favor. I'm 42 and my husband 37. It's an emotional ride and I wish you luck but have a good feeling about it for you. Our options include donor egg or another cycle of ivf but it is very costly that we have to weigh out pros and cons.

7/8/2013 2:36 PM
No one?

7/5/2013 3:09 PM
Hello to everyone out there! My husband (34) and I (31) have been TTC for 1.5 years. We've both been tested and they can't find anything wrong with either of us - damn that "unexplained infertility" diagnosis! We finally went to a specialist & he suggested IUI. I am on my 3rd day of Clomid & start my follistim injectables tonight. We go in Tuesday to see if I am ready for my trigger shot. I have been so down about this whole infertility issue, so I am really trying to stay positive and hope for a baby in 9 months!

Did anyone have any bad side effects with Clomid/Injectables/Ovidrel/etc? Any advice or suggestions? Also, I am not upt to date on all the TTC shorthand - please explain some of them...lol!
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