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  • #16
    Originally posted by Jobaby1 View Post
    Hey I finished my first IUI in April and am doing an IVF cycle this month. I’m sure more will join you. Let me know if you have any questions.
    Hi Jobaby1. Are you alternating IUI and IVF?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Bindi1234 View Post
      Hi! I'm at the tail end of my ttw for my 2nd iui. I have my beta test on Monday (17 dpiui) but AF was due today (per my app) or Saturday (per my calculations). So far, so good. I have a few symptoms in common with my last BFP, but I was on boosters until last Sunday so I don't trust anything right now.

      How are you all coping?

      @sushinemami, I found my iuis fairly hassle free. My last one was done bya trainee ( under close supervision) but I've also been told I'm pretty much a textbook case for the procedure. A little bit of cramping with the catheter and the insemination, nothing too bad though.
      I'm still figuring out the abbreviations, what is ttw? What does the beta test involve? I hope it all goes well [emoji178]
      I have read the cramping is similar to when a pap smear is done?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by sunshinemami View Post
        I'm still figuring out the abbreviations, what is ttw? What does the beta test involve? I hope it all goes well [emoji178]
        I have read the cramping is similar to when a pap smear is done?
        TTW is two week wait. Thanks, but unfortunately AF (Aunt Flo / period) turned up.

        The process for me was a bit extended, since I had to wait to get to the top of the donor list, but once I selected someone I just had to wait for Day 1 of my cycle (AF), then call the clinic. I went in for a blood test day 9 to make sure my cycle was progressing, the a few days later another blood test and an internal ultrasound to check uterine lining and follicle progression. Depending on the results (and if you're using a trigger) you'll get a call saying to trigger at a certain time and be told when to come in for the insemination. After that, you may have booster shots afterwards, and you'll probably be called in a week later to check your progesterone. Your pregnancy test will be 14+ days after the iui.

        The cramping was only really light, so like a pap smear is a good description

        Good luck with your cycle!
        Last edited by Bindi1234; 06-06-2020, 11:15.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Jobaby1 View Post
          Ok just started last night with FSH. I have my fingers crossed for you🤞
          AF came this morning. Looks like I'll be joining you with IVF soon enough. I have to wait for my beta on Monday before anything happens, so I don't think I'll be starting until July (which was my intention anyway).

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          • #20
            Originally posted by sunshinemami View Post
            Hi Jobaby1. Are you alternating IUI and IVF?
            No I just tried iui because it coronavirus and then started ivf as soon as I could. I’ve just started stimming.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Bindi1234 View Post
              AF came this morning. Looks like I'll be joining you with IVF soon enough. I have to wait for my beta on Monday before anything happens, so I don't think I'll be starting until July (which was my intention anyway).
              I’m so sorry to hear [emoji22] depending on your clinic they usually start you CD1 or CD21.
              My TWW will end in July!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Jobaby1 View Post
                I’m so sorry to hear [emoji22] depending on your clinic they usually start you CD1 or CD21.
                My TWW will end in July!
                Thanks Jobaby1. I'm not sure just yet which I'll be doing , I presume I'll meet with my FS in the next week or so. I'm with IVFA, if that tells you anything.

                The other thing is I'm thinking of changing donors. There were a large number suitable for ivf, but very few for iui, so someone else might have luck with that allocation where I didn't. Something else to keep me occupied in the interim, I suppose.

                Gosh, I found the standard tww hard enough, waiting until July must be very difficult!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Bindi1234 View Post
                  Thanks Jobaby1. I'm not sure just yet which I'll be doing , I presume I'll meet with my FS in the next week or so. I'm with IVFA, if that tells you anything.

                  The other thing is I'm thinking of changing donors. There were a large number suitable for ivf, but very few for iui, so someone else might have luck with that allocation where I didn't. Something else to keep me occupied in the interim, I suppose.

                  Gosh, I found the standard tww hard enough, waiting until July must be very difficult!
                  Yeah and I had to wait for CD21 to just start and the cycle is called a long down reg so it is longer!

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                  • #24
                    So sorry to hear AF made an unwanted visit xx

                    We had our first IUI appt yesterday. We have a bunch of blood tests to do... apparently the AMH test isn't covered by Medicare; any idea how much it costs?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by sunshinemami View Post
                      So sorry to hear AF made an unwanted visit xx

                      We had our first IUI appt yesterday. We have a bunch of blood tests to do... apparently the AMH test isn't covered by Medicare; any idea how much it costs?
                      $75 when I had it done last year

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                      • #26
                        Hi sunshinemami!

                        I am so sorry I hadn't seen your reply to my previous message until now!

                        How did you go with your appointment? Saw above that you are getting all your bloods tested. And then heading straight into IUI?

                        We had our first appointment in January. Then I needed to be booked in for a hysteroscopy because I had some uterine synechiae (scar tissue). Had the hysteroscopy in March. Then there was some down time due to covid we had our first round of IUI in May.

                        Fairly simple process! I am on Clomid so took it CD 2 - 6. I had an USS on Day 10. Unfortunately my FS couldn't see my L) ovary (since found out it is very naughty!) so had another USS Day 11. Trigger shot PM of CD11 and then IUI early arvo on CD12. Then had pregnyl injections day 4 and 8 post IUI.

                        Unfortunately AF came when expected on CD26.

                        This round I thought would be very similar - I was wrong! I had an USS again CD10 - couldn't see my L) ovary. Another scan CD 11 - follicles too small. Another scan CD 13 - follicles too small. 4th scan today (CD17) and finally we have the go ahead for Wednesday (CD19!!). I also had to have some bloods today to check my hormones as well because its getting late in the cycle. After this round I think we will be going for a laparoscopy (needed because of my silly L) ovary) and then onto IVF. We might do another round of IUI if my FS thinks it could be beneficial.

                        Hope that helps a bit

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by pippy18 View Post
                          Hi sunshinemami!

                          I am so sorry I hadn't seen your reply to my previous message until now!

                          How did you go with your appointment? Saw above that you are getting all your bloods tested. And then heading straight into IUI?

                          We had our first appointment in January. Then I needed to be booked in for a hysteroscopy because I had some uterine synechiae (scar tissue). Had the hysteroscopy in March. Then there was some down time due to covid we had our first round of IUI in May.

                          Fairly simple process! I am on Clomid so took it CD 2 - 6. I had an USS on Day 10. Unfortunately my FS couldn't see my L) ovary (since found out it is very naughty!) so had another USS Day 11. Trigger shot PM of CD11 and then IUI early arvo on CD12. Then had pregnyl injections day 4 and 8 post IUI.

                          Unfortunately AF came when expected on CD26.

                          This round I thought would be very similar - I was wrong! I had an USS again CD10 - couldn't see my L) ovary. Another scan CD 11 - follicles too small. Another scan CD 13 - follicles too small. 4th scan today (CD17) and finally we have the go ahead for Wednesday (CD19!!). I also had to have some bloods today to check my hormones as well because its getting late in the cycle. After this round I think we will be going for a laparoscopy (needed because of my silly L) ovary) and then onto IVF. We might do another round of IUI if my FS thinks it could be beneficial.

                          Hope that helps a bit
                          My turn to apologise for the delay in getting back to you. I have had a lot going on personally and only just found the time check my messages.

                          How did your bloods and laparoscopy go?

                          We had our bloods done and waited for our results at our next FS appt, but it has been rescheduled to a telehealth appt due to the new lockdown restrictions, so we are still waiting..... but I've had a weird thing happen where I finished AF and two weeks later I received it again but much lighter and now AF is a few days late.... first time ever this has happened so I'm not sure what to make of it.
                          I did some research and some women have experienced the same issue and found out they were pregnant... I'm trying not to read into it too much but I'm confused more than anything. Would love your thoughts xx

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