How much does a Clomid IUI cost?

Just like anything (cars, houses, car insurance, etc) I’m sure that the cost of IUI differs based on location, and it will also differ in price based on the number of ultrasounds and type of medication(s) you’ll need. See below the cost breakdown of our first IUI. If you both have health insurance through work it is worth taking a look into your coverage. I had a friend who was on her husband’s insurance, but ended up switching over to hers b/c it paid 100% of IUI’s. Our insurance policy wasn’t supposed to cover any of our infertility treatments, but they have covered bits and pieces, and every little bit helps!! Continue reading

IUI #1 – FAIL

no_im_not_pregnant_tee_shirts-re6624c992d4f403fa1b5ff48ee0c7771_8n2rj_512Well, not only did IUI #1 not work but now I have a cyst on my right ovary from the Clomid so we are forced to take this next cycle off. It doesn’t hurt, and it’s not bad. It’s actually pretty common with Clomid. It should go away on its own, but if you get pregnant while you have one there could be serious complications, which is the reason for the mandated time off.

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BFP/BFN Update

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After much deliberation I’ve decided not to post right away after receiving results from my beta blood test Thursday. I’m thinking if it’s a BFP I’ll want to tell close family before blogging about it, and if it’s a BFN I might need a little time for a pity party and to enjoy my family/friends time over Thanksgiving before talking about it. I truly appreciate all of the support and prayers from my loved ones and blog followers, I am truly blessed. Please keep praying that I get a BFP this cycle! And please respect my decision, I’ll update just as soon as I’m ready! Thanks for understanding! 😉

5DPIUI

So today I’m 5DPIUI & 7 days past trigger so I thought I’d do a little mid-2WW post, although I don’t have much to report. It literally feels like the time is crawling….I’m thinking it will speed up a bit soon though because I’m on vacation Thursday-Sunday, so that should help keep my mind off of things (as much as possible)!

0007045011864_500X500**TMI ALERT** I’ve been having the worst constipation since I started my progesterone suppositories. THE WORST!  Let me tell you about my new best friend who I met just a few days ago, good ol’ prune juice! Don’t let me fool you, it is DISGUSTING, but it does the trick. I’ve started drinking 1 glass in the morning and taking stool softeners around the clock, and I even have a bottle of prune juice at work now in case of emergencies, lol. Sad, but true. Other than the constipation (not that that’s not a TERRIBLE side effect) I haven’t had any other progesterone/pregnancy symptoms. Continue reading

Our first IUI

HCG medicationWednesday night I had to give myself my HCG trigger shot (10,000 USP Novarel) at 10:00 pm. R wouldn’t do it, and I actually didn’t want him to….I think that would have freaked me out more. I had a friend offer for me, but since I had to do it at 10:00 pm I really didn’t want to have to be driving around that late b/c I was too wimpy to give myself my shot. It wasn’t TERRIBLE, but it definitely wasn’t a pleasant experience. I iced my leg for a few minutes while I mixed up the medication then just did it! Sometimes after giving blood or getting a shot I’ll feel like I’m about to pass out, and it happened….which sucked, but I just laid on the kitchen floor after giving myself the shot for a bit to regroup then I was fine. I will say, once I had the needle in I had a tough time squeezing the medication out, the needle kept trying to push out. My leg has been sore (the muscle itself) ever since….I hope that doesn’t mean I did something wrong. Continue reading

CD14 Follicle Check

This morning I had my CD14 ultrasound and follicle check, and it went as well as can be expected. Based on my ultrasound my RE wants me to administer the HCG trigger shot tomorrow night at 10:00 pm and I’ll have the IUI Friday morning.

The Clomid for me has been doing its job, which is good to hear!! According to my RE the “goal” is to get as many follicles between a 16 & 20 without them getting too big before the trigger shot. And he estimates that by tomorrow (when I trigger) I’ll have 3 mature follicles and 1 almost mature (15, 16, 17, and 20).  He said he’s able to estimate this because after they reach size 12 they grow 2 mm per day. Also, he said the lining of my uterus looks good, it’s a good thickness to be able to get pregnant. So I seem to be in a good position for IUI#1 on Friday…..although the possibility of triplets scares me a LOT. I don’t think I’ll even mention this little tidbit to R, because he would DEFINITELY be freaked out! Since our problems are male factor we’re just “giving his sperm more of a target to shoot at”, so more follicles increases the odds that at least 1 will be fertilized. Continue reading

Clomid side effects?

Just finished my 5 days of Clomid last night. My only symptoms were cramping and I felt more emotional than normal. When I say cramping I don’t mean anything terrible, I guess it just felt like my body was working overtime maturing some follicles, as funny as that sounds….and I’m hoping that’s exactly what’s going on. may cause extreme sexinessI’m just thankful I didn’t experience any of the crazy side effects I had heard/read about like: headaches, nausea, hot flashes, hair loss, breast tenderness, etc…..although from other things I’ve read the “real side effects” of Clomid don’t kick in until a week after your last dose. If that’s true then I’m quite sure that this 2WW will be harder/worse than normal! Continue reading

Special delivery

HCG trigger shot kitWell, not the kind from the stork…..just the kind from FedEx. My HCG trigger shot kit arrived Friday, even though we won’t actually be using it for another week-ish. R & I joked that we were taking baby making to a new level, Baby Making 2.0 lol.

I’ll be starting Clomid tonight, I’ve read the side effects can be better if it’s taken at night instead of in the morning. Hopefully they’re right!

Lucky number 13?

Today, after taking Provera for 5 days I finally started my period!!! Never have I been so happy to see AF, but I’m just so happy to put an end to this cycle from hell (a whopping 54 days). Since AF finally showed today is CD1 of cycle 13 since we started TTC. This cycle we’ll be doing our first IUI, if the “magic time” falls while R is still in town! Really hope our timing is okay this month and he won’t be out of town (he’s leaving Nov 9th). I’m anxious to get started!

I’m excited and nervous all at the same time! Our RE wants R to continue taking Clomid (25mg/daily), he said although we’ve decided not to wait the full 90 days to see if it helps his sperm count it definitely couldn’t hurt! For me he’s prescribed Clomid (100mg/daily) for CD5-9, then I have an ultrasound scheduled for CD14 (Nov 5th). Continue reading