Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    An_242464 posted:
    I am new in this community. We have tried for more than two years with three IUI with Clomid and Ovidrel and no results. We dont' have mayor problems, except my husband has low sperm count and motility. we want to try one more time with Femara and injectables. Heading to IVF seminar. Can someone in the same situation help me or any advise in how many IUI should be done before IVF.
    livelaughmoe responded:
    Our doc says about 6 cycles before you try IVF, I guess it depends on your viewpoint. do what you are comfortbale with. For us, we have done five cycles and we are not too anxious to jump to invitro due to the cost. There are other factors. Have you seen a RE, after seeing two OBGYNS, i went to a RE and he did a LAP and found I had a cyst on my fallopian tube. He is pretty confident we can get pregnant now, (even though we have already tried 5 cycles). Can you get another opinion. I asked around "for the best RE in the state) it took me 2 months to get in, but it was worth it! Best of luck to you on your TTC journey! ohh one more thing, look into fertility acupunture, a local guy around here has a ton of natural tips, like drink your beverages room temperature, explains that our uterus contracts when its cold and it can act as a hostile environment. Omit Ice from your drinks, ect.
    elenamaria51 replied to livelaughmoe's response:
    Than you so much.WE are going to the best RE clinic in town, with the best doctors, he did hysteroscopy, found a mild infection nothing mayor, did a cycle of antibiotics.My RE doesn't,t believe I have endometriosis however he recommended LAP.Anyway I am going to try three IUI like you say and wait.THis journey is frustrating, and very emotional. thanks again.

    Helpful Tips

    New Committee Opinion on Female Fertility TestingExpert
    New Guidelines on Fertility Testing! American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released a Committee Opinion on evaluation of the ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    9 of 9 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Fertility Center