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insemination after ivf cycle???

Postby april78 » Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:11 pm

Hi, I recently had a bad ivf cycle.. (overstimulation for fresh cycle, and then none of my frozen ones made it threw the thaw ) Im a little hesitant to do another cycle.. My doctor suggested that we maybe try insemination, even though this was not the original plan because my hubby has a low % of normal sperm.. As far as we know they move ok and the count is good but only a small % are normal... I dont know if its worth a try.. Does anyone have any stories like mine, or any advice 4 me?? Did anyone have success with IUI with low sperm rates? Any advice would be appreciated.. Lots of luck to all!!!
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Postby NickiMark » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:04 pm

Good Luck with your insemination!

Sorry but Ive not had success. had 2 goes with donor sperm.

If you have any iui questions, I can help. All the best dear x x
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Postby april78 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:44 pm

Thanks for ur reply... sorry no success yet.. We r going to try my husbands sperm 1st for a couple of cycles, and if it doesnt work I was thinking about using donor sperm also.. instead of doing ivf again.. i dont think i can do ivf again.. How is insemination ? Does it hurt? Did u use follistim? With donor sperm do they try to match it up with ur husbands features? Im still not sure how my husband feels about it..
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Postby NickiMark » Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:54 pm

NO it doesn't hurt at all, the first time, i was scared, just fear of the un known but 2nd go I was so full of pma and found it so easy I was sure it would work but alais it didn't. life is hard, but i hope u find success soon. x x

whats follistim? dont know what that is.....

Whats wrong with ur dh's sperm? My dh has azoospermia.... :cry:
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Postby april78 » Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:49 am

Hi thanks for the encouragement... Follistim is a fertility drug used to produce many eggs, it has a slight better pregnancy rate then clomid. Did u use clomid? Foolistim is the drug also used in ivf.. My husbands sperm is normal except he has a low morphology rate. That is some of the sperm are not a normal shape.. Ever hear of this before? my doctor says we should try 3-4 cycles of iui, so i guess that is what im going to do. Yesterday was my 1st shot. I think it takes about 2 weeks for the eggs to develop.. Is this right?? Thanks for ur help Nikki
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Postby NickiMark » Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:56 pm

We did our iui on natural cycle...... No drugs as I am ok. We've been given 3 goes of iui, had 2 and so far no luck.. :cry:

What day of your cycle are you on? I think you usually take drugs around day 3,4,5 ish.... When r u booked in for the scan?
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Postby april78 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:24 am

Hi Nikki I was on the 4th day of my cycle when i started the drugs.. I just started yesterday with that..I have to give blood every 4 days and get a sono also.. I think i should get the iui in about 2 weeks? Does that sound right? thats good that u can use ur natural cycle, did they ever tell u to use a drug, maybe that would have a higher success rate? Good luck with that next cycle.. I wish i could wave a magic wand and make us all pregnant :D Talk to ya soon April
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Postby Barny » Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:20 pm

Hi April,

Just wanted to give you some words of encouragement on IUI with low sperm morphology.

We didn't have a very good experience with our first IVF (resulted in ectopic) so we decided to do IUI next instead.

My husbands sperm results sound like your husbands. My DH had a good count & good swimmers but there was a low percentage of normally formed sperm. Anyway, IUI worked for us or our 2nd go. After they've done whatever they do with the sperm (clean it up or something) I think the chances are much better.

We now have a beautiful 5 month old boy.

It kind of feels like you are taking a backward step when your go from IVF to IUI, but I say give it a chance, you never know.

Good luck

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