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New Here with questions!

Post by Northof54 » Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:31 pm

Hello girls!

Wow this board moves! I'm sure glad to have found it..... I'm wondering if I could "pick some brains" and look for your expertise here. Thanks in advance!

IUI cycle #1
Follicle 24mm
Lining 5.6mm
40million post count
0.8ml volume
48% motility

IUI -- 39 hours post trigger


IUI cycle #1
Follicles 24mm / 20mm / 16.7mm (not sure about this one)
Lining 7.6mm
43million post count
0.9ml volume
56% motility

IUI -- 34 hours post trigger



What do you girls think of the motility?
of the volume?
or my lining?

My Dr. thinks it all looks great -- but I am skeptical.

Thanks in advance!
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Post by Sand » Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:16 pm

Hi Dee

Welcome to the Site. Glad you've found us !

A count of at least 20 million per 1ml is considered to be normally fertile (the average is 60-80 million /ml).

Motility - 50% or more is the 'normal range'

Your lining - The endo needs to be about 10mm. There are ways of helping to build this up - drink lots of water, use a hot water bottle, avoid vigorous exercise, eat foods rich in vits B1 and B6. Also have good intakes of iron and co-enzyme Q10. Some girls have used acupuncture.

Dee - All this info is from Zita West's book "Fertility and Conception" - which many of us on here have read and recommend.

I take it you're currently on your 2ww ? When do you test ??

(Good luck !!)

Sandra x
Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11

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Post by Northof54 » Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:03 pm

Hi Sandra! thanks for the reply! :)

I did see the "normal" values on the back of the s/a sheet.

Normal for motility is 50% and DH was 48%
Normal for volume is 2-6ml and DH was 0.8ml

I also know that my clinic likes to see 8mm for lining and mine was 5.6mm on the first IUI.....

So I see they're LOW. But the Dr. says it's still normal and it's not a problem. This is where I am skeptical. Should I be worried?

I'll be testing next Sunday (10dpo) -- yes I"m a poas addict..... then I'll test again at 11dpo and 12dpo and 13dpo! :D
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Post by lynne » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:05 am

Hi Dee,
I don't know anything about numbers, but I wouldn't worry too much. You have to remember that the printed figure is an overall average. If you are above or below that it is fine as long as you are in the normal frame. I doubt anyone has the perfect statistics when it comes to this.
If your clinic is anything like mine, if there is aven a question of something not being right, they won't proceed. So if they've gone ahead, they must think you are okay.
Good luck.

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Post by ogr1 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:09 pm

i just wanted to say hello and welcome you to the forum..
there are so many wonderful women here.
i would have gone completely bonkers with out them..
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!

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Post by Northof54 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:15 pm

Thanks! :)
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Post by NickiMark » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:57 pm

Dont know about the counts, we used Donor each time but every thing else seems ok, you will be fine, keep positive !

When do u test??
TTC 6yrs......Have jumped off the rollercoaster for now, too many BFN's and too much heartache, to keep going....Moving on to fulfil other dreams!!!

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