Topic: How many IUI's to get your BFP?

We had our first visit with our RE on Wednesday and it went really well! Our new doc is great! She's going to put me on Clomid and use the trigger shot, followed by back-to-back IUI's. We're going to do the first one in the office and the following one at home. If that goes well, we'll probably do the rest at home. She said in most cases people get their BFP in 3-4 months. That would be so awesome! We took the summer off, and we're going on vacation next month, so we'll start trying again in September. We're so excited and feeling hopeful!  big_smile

Just wondering how many IUI's it took other ladies to get their BFPs?

Amy (33) & Morgan (29)
TTC #1

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Re: How many IUI's to get your BFP?

We did our first try as ICI at home (bfn), and then it took me seven IUIs with my RE for my sticky pregnancy (The fourth one was an early loss.). For the first bfp, I used Clomid only; for the sticky one, I used Clomid and Ovidrel. Good luck!

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I did 3 at-home ICIs over the course of a few months, and used varied timing.  Those didn't work.  My 4th attempt was an in-clinic IUI with u/s monitoring and trigger shot.  That attempt was successful.  So, 4 tries total, with only 1 true IUI.

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3 months for me, 3 years for H.

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We tried 7 times, 2 ICI's and 5 IUI's.

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Baby #1: 4th try. All at home inseminations. Not every month was a solid IUI. The month I concieved, it was an IUI performed my myself using one IUI-IVF vial.

Baby #2 (still in utero): 2nd try. On that try, I placed one IUI vial outside the cervix in the vagina.

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Re: How many IUI's to get your BFP?

before conceiving my older daughter in a relationship, i tried twice with 1 vial ICI each month.  both of those were bfn.  i temped and used line opks only. 

with my second daughter i got pregnant on the first try using 2 vials ICI.  i didn' temp and used line opks until they were positive-ish and then used digital opks.  so more vials per cycle and digital opks made the difference for me.

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6 tries for me.

Unmedicated RE IUI - BFN
Clomid RE IUI - chemical pregnancy
Injectibles RE IUI - BFN
Unmedicated home ICI - BFN
Unmedicated home ICI with two IVF vials - BFN
Unmedicated home IUI - BFP identical twin girls

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

Re: How many IUI's to get your BFP?

I think nine tries for me.  Roughly half of them were IUIs. The IUI that brought me my BFP was the first try with an RE.  I took Femara during that cycle just to feel like I was bringing a greater likelihood of success to the table.

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I was a lucky first timer, but I went straight to a re and did a medicated and highly monitored cycle... And even then they were preparing for changes in protocol bc I only produced one egg,  which I've learned was probably a really really good thing or i likely would have ended up with multiples. Apparently my donor has some strong swimmers. Lol

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Twins - third try at home, IUI done by myself
M - second try at home, ICI

Jamie
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Re: How many IUI's to get your BFP?

Six tries total.

#1-3- One vial ICI at home unmedicated
#4-5- two vials one ICI and one IUI at home unmedicated
#6- One vial ICI at home unmedicated- BFP

Timing was a big factor for me and temping really helped to figure it out that I don't ovulate until 40 or more hours ofter positive opk but with the trigger shot your timing will hopefully be much better.

TTC #1: 1-5 BFN; 6- BFP
TTC #2: since June 2016...

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Baby #1 girl-4th try but 1st try with new donor. 3 vials combination ICI and IUI at home, no meds. Temped, digital and lined OPKs, saliva fern test, prenatals, pineapple, b6, and other fertility monitoring like cm.

Baby #2 boy-1st try with same donor. 1vial ICI and 1 vial IUI again done at home, no meds. Only did digital OPKs and nothing else this time.

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6 tries. I miscarried. 7th one I am pregnant with gonna be induced on Monday.

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Ttc baby #2
Loving Life

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It took us 2 tries to conceive. Both were done at home, using iui format. We used 3 vials each time, first time around we timed it with the ovulation chart, second time that actually worked was timed using opk smiley.  We inseminated the day of smiley, then the following two days.

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Re: How many IUI's to get your BFP?

Baby #1: BFP 2nd attempt at home. 1st attempt was ICI, 2 vials at 12 & 24 hrs. We changed donors and did IUI for 2nd attempt, used 3 vials & insemmed at 12, 24, and 40 hrs post + OPK (smiley). No meds used, but did 2 months of acupuncture & Chinese herbs prior to the 2nd attempt.

Baby #2: BFP 1st IUI attempt at home, same donor as baby #1. Used 3 vials & Insemmed at 12, 24, and close to 48 hrs post + OPK (smiley). No meds, no acupuncture or Chinese herbs this time.

1st daughter born 9/26/2013 (bfp 2nd attempt at home ICI)
2nd daughter born 3/8/2016 (bfp after 7 attempts at home ICI, 2 miscarriages, 1 D&C)
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2 cycles to bfp.
#1 at Dr.'s iui with iui/ivf vial @24 hours
#2 1 vial at Dr iui @ 24 hours and 1 vial at home ici @ 36 hours both with iui/ivf vials

I used cb digital advanced smileys and ate a lot of pineapple. Took folate/dha/prenatal vitamins.

You sound super excited! Good luck U2!!

Ms. Magnolia
HSG- June '14
#1 IUI @ Dr's- June '14 {BFN}
#2/3 IUI/ICI @Dr's and Home- July '14 {BFP!!!}
Baby BOY was born April '15

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Thank you all for sharing your stories, I really appreciate it!  big_smile

Amy (33) & Morgan (29)
TTC #1

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Baby #1,2 & 4 took 1 try at home unmedicated.
Baby #3 was 4 tries at home with 50mg Clomid.

We were beyond lucky.

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coryandamanda wrote:

Baby #1,2 & 4 took 1 try at home unmedicated.
Baby #3 was 4 tries at home with 50mg Clomid.

We were beyond lucky.

Just curious, but did you use the same donor for all 4 children? thanks!

1st daughter born 9/26/2013 (bfp 2nd attempt at home ICI)
2nd daughter born 3/8/2016 (bfp after 7 attempts at home ICI, 2 miscarriages, 1 D&C)
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emlklg444 wrote:
coryandamanda wrote:

Baby #1,2 & 4 took 1 try at home unmedicated.
Baby #3 was 4 tries at home with 50mg Clomid.

We were beyond lucky.

Just curious, but did you use the same donor for all 4 children? thanks!

I was wondering the same thing!

Amy (33) & Morgan (29)
TTC #1

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Re: How many IUI's to get your BFP?

emlklg444 wrote:
coryandamanda wrote:

Baby #1,2 & 4 took 1 try at home unmedicated.
Baby #3 was 4 tries at home with 50mg Clomid.

We were beyond lucky.

Just curious, but did you use the same donor for all 4 children? thanks!

Yep

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Re: How many IUI's to get your BFP?

Our son took 6 cycles, and all iuis were done at home - 2 vials for the first three, three for the second two, and four (!) for lucky #6.

Our daughter took 13 cycles to conceive, with a short break for an early loss conceived during cycle 12. Several of the cycles in the middle of that stretch were done ici in a doctor's office - all three of our pregnancies were achieved at home, though. We used four vials during the cycle that brought our daughter to us, just like our son.

Best of luck - we found acupuncture to be incredibly helpful.

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Re: How many IUI's to get your BFP?

I got pregnant on my first medicated IUI. Same protocol as yours - Clomid+ trigger shot. Best of luck to you!