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    Hello,

    I am married to a female and we have been together for almost 7 years. On June 26th, I had my first IUI procedure and then discovered on July 9th that I didn't get pregnant It was a huge disappointment but I am fully aware that it is not easy to get pregnant with one attempt (IUI procedure), unlike opposite sex couples can have multiple sex to have a better chance getting pregnant. Yesterday I came in for my second IUI procedure and am hoping that this time I will get pregnant. Wish me a good luck

    Thanks,

    Kristen
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    Good luck!
    Laura (33) DH (37) x 4




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    Good luck! I have given up trying myself but my sister and her partner are just starting the process and will likely do the first IUI next month. I'm hoping we end up with babies at the same time.

    Jennifer, 35, DH 36

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    double post. oops
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdenisiuk View Post
    Hello,

    I am married to a female and we have been together for almost 7 years. On June 26th, I had my first IUI procedure and then discovered on July 9th that I didn't get pregnant It was a huge disappointment but I am fully aware that it is not easy to get pregnant with one attempt (IUI procedure), unlike same sex couples can have multiple sex to have a better chance getting pregnant. Yesterday I came in for my second IUI procedure and am hoping that this time I will get pregnant. Wish me a good luck

    Thanks,

    Kristen
    Hi sissy!

    Everyone...meet my sister, Krissie. She and her partner have recently started TTC and I thought APA would be a huge help as they embark this journey.

    I actually went in with my sister for her 2nd IUI. She and her partner are using a donor sperm (obviously) and the #'s were: 56 million swimmers and 40% motility.

    I did wonder if the number for motility is a bit lower than normal? It did say on the paperwork that it was at 60% prior to freezing.

    I've also shown my sister how to chart her temps. I've got my fingers and toes crossed for a BFP. I want to be an aunt!

    Anyone with experience with natural (non-medicated) IUIs -- please feel free to chime in!


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    Kristen, welcome! Nice to see an APA family member join the site!

    As far as motility goes, I think 40% is a tiny bit low, but I believe the IUI procedure itself will compensate that because the sperm are so much closer to where they need to go. The catheter is placed all the way up in the uterus rather than depositing the sperm in the vagina as would happen with sex. I have only done medicated cycles myself, though - no experience with unmedicated.

    Good luck!
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    This month, I decided to use fertility friend app to keep track on my body temp. I started a little late. I started on day 8 before my ovulation cycle starts. I am pretty clueless with body temp: what's normal and what's not normal. My body temp hasn't been increased to 98 or higher. Before ovulation cycle starts, my body temp was around 97.2-97.5. In the past three days, the temp was around 97.75-97.78. Is it normal? I know it's still too early. Today is DPO5. Please advise.

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    Welcome!
    As for your temps, sounds like a good rise post-O. Sometimes my temps don't go above 98 but I think as long as they stay consistently high it's safe to assume you O'd. Are you on any supplements post-IUI?

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    We do IUI with donor sperm. Our first pregnancy was unmediated, natural IUI, our second was clomid IUI and we are about to start one more round of TTC over the next four months. I can never remember what our spermatozoa(had to leave this auto-correct in place)numbers are but we are using ICI vials and I know our bank has a guarantee on the post-thaw numbers.
    Wishing you the best of luck!
    Julie, DH: W, DS: Mason, GGB Trips Amelia, Ellanor & Noah
    FFS "Baby C" disrupted fost/adopt of sibs Q,Z,J & K 9/10-3/11

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    I have been taking folic acid daily. There are no other supplements for post-IUI that my doctor recommended. I never knew that there are supplements that I can take. What is it? I had my first IUI with donor sperm (unmediated/natural IUI) in June and didn't get pregnant. I had another IUI as second try on July 23rd and it's unmediated again. I am not sure how many times I have to try unmediated IUI in order to try mediated IUI. If this time will be negative again, I will speak with my doctor to discuss options for mediated IUI. I prefer to use IUI vials, even though my doctor office will do thaw and check sperm motility.

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    I prefer IUI vials too but I bought out every last vial of our retired donor and they only had ICI left. Our first IUI was IUI vials and second ICI from the batch we will use again this time. I have a short luteal phase so they have me on progesterone post IUI. My OB wanted me to try 3 un-medicated cycles before moving to meds as everything on my chart and cycle symptoms shows I'm ovulating normally. However we are going to try one home cycle with clomid and if that one doesn't take move on to an RE doing an IUI. Are you going through an RE or an OB? For me the two OB that I used were very laid back in their approach but the RE's are more proactive.
    Julie, DH: W, DS: Mason, GGB Trips Amelia, Ellanor & Noah
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    I was seeing an RE, that's where we did my HSG and I did Clomid. We were about to do IUI when I got pregnant the cycle before it was planned. I was on progesterone from 3 DPO on.

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    Thank you for sharing this. I am still learning new things everyday. I never knew that there is a luteal phase defect. My menstrual cycle is pretty on time (between day 28 and 30 day) and my ovulation cycle is pretty on time as well (between day 12 and 14). In the past, I had spotting during luteal phase cycle and my doctor recommended me to take a birth control to regulate hormones. I have stopped taking the birth control since December 2013 and I haven't getting spotting. I am not sure if it is one of symptoms for luteal phase defect? I am seeing an infertility specialist to do IUI procedure because an OB doctor cannot do this procedure. I have completed basic testings and the results are normal. Let's wait and see if I will get pregnant this time. If failed 6 times, my doctor will do depth testings to measure the lining of my uterus and levels of progesterone. Wish me good luck!

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    Just curious, but how did you know you had a luteal phase defect? This could be something causing me issues and I have an appt with my RE soon and I would like to request this test.
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    Recently I've been having a 25 day cycle with ovulation at day 15/16. 10 days for a luteal phase is short. Even when I had a 29 day cyc with O date of 14 days typically, my lining was thon ans progesterone on the low side of what my doctor wanted.
    I though webmd had the most thorough explination http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/luteal-phase-defect

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    Thank you for explaining this clearly. How did you know that your lining was thin and progesterone on the low side? ultrasound? Just wondering... This morning, I took BBT and my temp dropped from 98.09 to 97.86. Today is 12 DPO so I think I am not pregnant I am supposed to get my period on Friday. I am not able to try again this month, due to out of state trip for my friend's wedding. I will try again in September with the different donor. I will keep you guys posted later. Thank you for your support

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    Ultrasound for the linig and blood test for the progesterone.

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    Last Tuesday (13 DPO), I took home pregnancy test around 5:30pm and it was BFN. I don't know if it was too early to take the test. Next day, my BBT decreased (from 97.93 to 97.79) but it increased again this morning (97.91). Is it normal to have ups and downs in a few days before you will get your period?

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