Around 40% on the first go? I'm calling BS on that. They've gotta be including pregnancies that end in miscarriage on that. Plus I suppose their stats would be skewed just from the simple fact that those who have never achieved a pregnancy (or who achieved w/a different bank) no matter the number of attempts would never be included in the stats since they wouldn't have a pregnancy to report.
Yeah, those are inspiring statistics, but very misleading. It's hard enough to see BFN after BFN, but to think that everyone else is getting pregnant right away, that's just pouring salt in the wound.
Baby 1 (me): 6 cycles I think? 2 were IUIs w/Clomid at our OBGYN with sperm from a different bank, the last 4 were ICIs at home. All at home were unmedicated.
Baby 2 (DW): 6 cycles, same as above, ended in miscarriage at 9 weeks.
Baby 3: (DW) Unmedicated ICI at home, 1st cycle, insemmed about 4 months after the miscarriage completed.
For the OBGYN insems, we used 1 vial per cycle. For the at-home insems, we used between 2-4 vials each cycle. If we had to do it over again, we'd only use 1-2 vials per cycle. We just *really* wanted to be pregnant fast and didn't want to stress about our timing, and when you really want a baby and it feels like it's never going to happen, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture and go overboard. Now we wish we had more in left in storage so it'd be less stressful to try for more siblings (not now, later).
Donor 7070, births 2012 & 2013