Hi Dr Sterling
My husband (39) and I (32) have been TTC for 19 months. We conceived naturally 12 months ago and miscarried (blighted ovum). Since then no luck, we've tried acupunture & chinese medicine for 6 months and have just had our first appointments with Warren DeAmbrosis at QFG.
Husband's sperm all good except morph 7% normal. I have fairly regular 31-34 day cycles, although Dr said during u/s my uterine lining was very thin for a mid cycle scan. We are both above average fit & otherwise healthy (non smokers, non drinkers). I'm booked in for a lap next month - currently I have no symptoms of any PCOS / endo but I know that can be asymptomatic.
Dr has us on a bunch of supplements - zinc, coQ10, fish oil, goji berries!, pepitas etc etc
Husband is keen on IUI for cost benefit and also lower intervention. I am unsure - I think IVF has a better success rate and wondering whether IUI might be wasting time..?
What are your thoughts on going straight to IVF versus trying IUI. And how many IUI's would you think sufficient before bringing in the big guns..?