Topic: Average Conception Time...

Hey Yall!! As I have stated before my partner and I are so new at the process and I have been reading over the some of the topics and posts and seeing everyone's journeys... Just wondering what everyones average time trying to conceive with or without fertility drugs/treatment... I have been researching a lot, just wondered what everyone's journeys have been...

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3 at home icis then 3 unmedicated iuis at dr resulted in two bfps with one miscarriage and one happy little boy.

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You'll find there are lucky first timers and folks who have been trying for years.  There is no average per se, but I'd like to think we are somewhere in the upper end of the middle?

We did 7 at-home cycles, 3 unmedicated RE IUIs, 3 medicated RE IUIs, and one very successful IVF cycle.   

I was absolutely sure we would get pregnant the first time.  We didn't.  That was a blow.  I wish I had had more realistic expectations when we started. Oh well! I never would have believed it would take us 18 months to get pregnant. 

Hopefully those lucky first timers will post to even the thread out. wink

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I got pregnant after three at home cycles.  H got pregnant after 3 years of at home cycles. 
It really does vary so much person to person.

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It took us 7 cycles as well. First 2 were ICI's and last 5 were IUI's. If I were to start from scratch again I would recommend just being flexible. We changed many things when we got our BFP, but probably most important was inseminating at 36 OPK rather than 24.

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I am one of the lucky 1st timers... never expected it because I don't ovulate regularly. So I went straight to a RE and did a mediated and monitored cycle. 50mg of clomid day 3-7 ultrasound on day 3 to check for cysts, ultrasound and bloodwork on day 12...had 2 promising follicles but they weren't ready so came back for another ultrasound on day 14 and had 1 mature follicle.  So trigger shot at 11pm that night and iui with 1 vial 36 hours later. I wasnt supposed to test until 14 days past the iui but I started testing on day 10 and got my BFP... Although I was still in denial and blamed it on thetrigger shot...but there's a baby cooking in there. I go for my first ultrasound tomorrow because my hcg on 17dpiui was 1200 so they want more bloodwork and an ultrasound.

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Its going to vary, I did 2 ICI cycles at home and had 2 BFP, the first ended in a m/c at 8 weeks due to dehydration (I had severe HG) and the 2nd is now 7YO (I knew to go to the ER the day it started and had a PICC line a week later). I was fertile myrtle though, I'm thinking about one last baby and wondering what my chances now at 38.

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I think I conceived on try number 9.  Somewhere I decided to stop counting because the ever increasing number of BFNs became crushing. 

I think it was the right place, right time for me.  I conceived after using a little bit of Femara without monitoring.  My RE doubted that I needed it for medical reasons.  I definitely needed it for psychological reasons.  It was my first cycle with an RE and I needed to believe we were doing something more than what I'd done at home.

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We've tried 4 IUI's here, did all with 2 vials back to back and no success yet, Switching this month and trying 2 vials ICI. All unmedicated. Good Luck!

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It was cycle #5 for our first BFP, with all at-home ICI using (1) vial. All were unmedicated but the 5th cycle we used Vitex and baby Aspirin, for the first time. Not sure if that was coincidence or causation. We also inseminated the evening of her ovulation day, usually its a day or two before. We thought we were too late.

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Pregnant on the 4th try. At-home IUI and 3 days of 50mg clomid we my bfp cycle (I pretty much did the same thing the previous month.) Have you read the stats on NW website? They are very inspiring!!!

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Where is the stats link? I would be thrilled to read that.

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It took 6 tries for me

1 - unmedicated RE assisted IUI - BFN
2 - clomid 50 mg CD 5-9 with RE IUI - chemical pregnancy
3 - Gonal F injectibles until ovulation with RE IUI - BFN
4 - unmedicated at home IVI - BFN
5 - unmedicated at home ICI 2 vials of IVF format - BFN
6 - unmedicated at home IUI - BFP identical twins

Cycle 6 was my lucky cycle! BFP!!!
EDD 12/13/2013
It's identical TWINS! They're GIRLS!
7/20/2013 Sweet Baby A lost her battle with IUGR.
8/26/2013 Feisty Baby B was born via emergency CSection 16 weeks premature

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It took 4 at home tries for my BFP.
I normally used 2 vials but my BFP month I used 3 as it was going to be the last month I could try for a little while! I normally used ICI vials.
I didnt use any meds and I was 34 when I became pregnant.

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My partner conceived our son on the second cycle. Both cycles were unmedicated, and we used two ICI vials.

For me, I'm going for my seventh try tomorrow morning with the same donor. I've been medicated since the fourth try.

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Both pregnancies at home with no medical involvement nor medications

Pregnancy one - 3rd try, home IUI, two vials, twins
Pregnancy two - 2nd try, home ICI, two vials, singleton

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Baby #1, 2 & 4 were 1st try at home unmedicated.  Baby #3 took 4 tries 50 mg Clomid, at home.  I think we used 3 vials all but once we used 2 if I remember correctly.

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Here is the link to the NW stats.  For the record, I find these stats misleading on a number of counts, but here you go:

https://www.nwcryobank.com/success-statistics/

These just make you feel worse if you don't get pregnant the first time and set unrealistic expectations. 

I'm being a downer.  I think I need dessert ....

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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.

Ours -
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).

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Hello I tried at home for a while and wasted so much money! If I had to do it over again I would have done one at  home and then moved on to RE. I would be due in May if I had went straight to RE. I tried Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov and break in Dec while getting tests with RE. Then my RE medicated assisted IUI was in Jan and I have a BFP. According to my RE home inseminations are just so hard to get accurate. Not saying you can't, as there are many ladies here who have. Just saying don't be hard on yourself if it is not working at home.

ICI #1 August 2013 - BFN; ICI #2 September 2013 - BFN; ICI #3 October 2013 - BFN
IUIx2 November 2013 - BFN; Break December 2013
RE assisted medicated IUI January 2014 - BFP - Angel Baby 03/27/2014

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Still trying here.  I also would go straight to an RE if I had this journey to start over.  We also live in SC and have an amazing RE if you want to PM me I can send her information.

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Baby # 1 was on the 11th try IUI no meds 1 vial
Baby # 22 was on the first try IUI no meds 1 vial

With baby #1 in the 10 failed months I used meds a few times & varied between 2& 3 vials.

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4th try for me was successful with NW sperm (not counting prior tries with a KD)

1st- home IUI with one vial
2nd- home ICI with one vial
3rd- IUI at RE with 50mg Clomid with one vial
4th- IUI at RE with 50mg Clomid with one vial~ BFP

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Chemicals~IUI 7/24/14;8/21;BFNs~9/25;10/19;IVF#1-2/21/15~No embies made to blast.
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Baby #1,  2nd try but first try was badly timed. We were still learning.

#2, 1st try

No medication. Both at home inseminations.

Good luck!

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wow i was just reading over this post I started!! been busy traveling and working and am now getting caught up! we are going to inseminate the end of june for our first time! I have been reading up on everything, tricks and old wives tales... haha!! We do see a doctor at a well respected fertility clinic, so I pray everything takes the first time. I have already had blood work and HSG test and everything looks good.. its up to us if we want to take clomid, still debating on that one! My partner fears we will have 10 babies!! lol!

Baby dust to all!!

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I think Clomid helped us!  We had 1 home try and 2 IUIs at the RE.  The last try was the first time we used Clomid had 3 potential follies.  We only have 1 baby, although we did sweat until we saw the first u/s.  Good luck!

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4th try for me! It was an at home IUI (maybe more like a deep ICI as I'm not sure how far I went into the cervix. I uses clomid for 3 day.

Baby #2, I'm in the TWW for my second try but I'm not feeling great about it.

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All of our attempts to conceive were done at home, no meds.  Just timing & Opks. Never attempted to go inside the cervix, just intra vaginal. Using a mix of ICI & IUI vials.

Baby #1 3rd try at home (2 vials)
Baby #2 6th try at home (1 vial)
Baby #3 1st try at home (1 vial)
Baby #4 4th try at home (1 vial)

None the less all Miracles & Beautiful Blessings. 
Good Luck!  smile

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Babystar, may I ask why you mixed the vials? Our doctor said either one was fine, they would prep it for whatever I needed.. I know this sounds stupid but is 1 vial more than a normal amount of sperm? or average?
The procedure and the same sex couple is not common in our area so I love reading everyones stories on here and learning more about the process. I have researched so much my brain is fried.  tongue

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I didn't word that very well.  We didn't actually mix the vials we used both formats during our ttc journey.  I'm not 100% sure which type we used when we achieved success because I don't remember.   However our last baby was ICI.
Sorry to confuse..
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Evening ladies, all of you that have gotten your BFP's ,

how did your timing go? Did you do your inseminations at home or with Dr assistance? Also what's everyone's age if you don't mind my asking?

  I'm 35, soon to be 36 in July. My wife is 44 and can't carry due to having breast cancer and given a medication which won't allow her to carry now.

I wish all of us baby dust and pray we all get our BFP's soon.   smile

39 TTC baby # 1 for 4 years. Starting IVF in January.

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I love this thread! It is really encouraging to see most mamas needed several tries. I agree those NW stats are very misleading. I can't believe they grouped everyone from 21-51 together! There's a huge difference in fertility at the two ends of that spectrum. I could see the ones in their early 20s having a really high success rate and the ones in their late 40s / early 50s having very low odds. Not sure how they thought mixing the groups would give accurate averages. I would love to see this broken down into age groups every 5 years.

Here's an interesting link that breaks down odds of pregnancy by age. It warns that every woman is different and her partner/donor's health is a very important piece of the whole equation. These appear to be good averages if you have no other issues impacting your fertility.

http://www.countdowntopregnancy.com/too … ulator.php

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April '14 - BFN
May '14 - BFP (angel baby, 4 wks)
June '14 - BFP (angel baby, 5 wks)

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I don't even read stats like that because I don't agree with them... that's why I wanted each and everyones story and opinion. I totally agree with what you are saying!!
We have been wanting this for a long time, so we didn't want to try the at home insemination so we opted with a fertility clinic. They are SUPER nice and very open with same sex couples, which is great considering we live in south Carolina! I just turned 26 and had all my lab work and work up done and I am ready to go when we are ready to try... I would so recommend going to a fertility clinic or a doctor that helps with this just to give you a piece of mind. My doctor said he eliminates problems before they arise when trying to help someone get pregnant, I would hate to go thru the heart break time after time trying to get pregnant and there be something wrong... That's my opinion on the whole home vs doctor...

The only thing that makes me nervous is our sperm donor we picked has no positive pregnancy.. but I don't want any other ones... I wish I knew more on that!

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Our donor had no previous pregnancies either smile

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5th try ICI one vial.

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Baby #1, got DW preggo on the 1st try, no meds, 2 ICI vials at home (only 1 timed properly)
Baby #2, just got pregnant on my 1st IVF cycle after 12 failed tries (10 ICIs at home, some with clomid or Femara, 2 IUIs by the doctor, one of those with a trigger shot).  There was never any reason for me to have so much trouble - normal cycles and blood work and HSG and all that.  I'm also 8 years younger than DW, so that didn't make sense, either.  Apparently my eggs are just stubborn!

You just never know how it will go, so try to have faith.  Good luck!

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