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amyjae2 posted:
My husband and I have been trying for 3 years to have a baby. We found out that although his sperm count is a little low, there was no clear reasoning behind us not getting pregnant. As far as my tests went, I dont have any blockages, my bloodwork was perfect and my uterus is a fine enviornment. My husband is on the low end of normal with his count and he even went on Clomid with no success in raising it.
We decided to seek ferility care and they suggested IUI treatments. I had my first treatment last month and it seemed as though everything went perfect. I had a good amount of mature follicles, the prog levels were high without needing the crinone gel and I was doing everything I was supposed to do. They did the blood pregnancy test and it came back negative. My whole world crashed in a matter of minutes.
I am going for my second round as soon as I get my period (days away) but having scary thoughts as to the success rates of this. Not only does my insurance not cover anything, but we had to take out a loan for these procedures. Does anyone have any words of advice on going another round? Do my chances really increase and why? How can my husband increase any of his sperm count?
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kzim517 responded:
IUI increases your chances because the semen is being placed past the cervix, eliminating one "hurdle" and ending up almost exactly where it needs to be for fertilization to occur. So it can put things at a higher probability of happening.

My first IUI was almost a year and a half ago. Everything looked perfect, I actually had more than one viable follicle, and I felt great... and it didn't take. I had to wait a few months before we were able to make a second attempt, and with only one mature follicle, I ended up pregnant. I have the most beautiful six-month-old baby boy I could possibly imagine. You need to do what is right for you, but know that it can work.
Kari (30), DH (32), our little miracle DS born 12/09. Failed 4 cycles of clomid/HCG, cysts in Feb. FSH and P4 low, DH has low morphology. On to clomid/IUI in March.


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