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Any IUI success stories?

Been tto for over 2 years - unexplained infertility - and we're due to start IUI next month. I can be quite a negative person (not good, I know) and everyone's response to our treatment is excitement whereas I'm thinking "you're not the ones having internal scans and catheters up your vagina, having injections and blood tests ect". I also don't think they realise the impact this is going to have on us if it doesn't work...Whilst I know I'm lucky to be surrounded by positive people it gets my back up a bit! As I type this I realise how unreasonable I sound!

Please don't get me wrong, I'm not going into the treatment thinking it's not going to work; I'm drinking lots of water, getting my body healthy and have even said I'll use visualisation techniques during the treatment and eat pineapple afterwards! I suppose I am at the point where it doesn't feel like it's ever going for to happen SO I would really like to hear some success stories to help with positive thinking.

Thanks!

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Hiya, ive had 2 IUI treatments but unfortunately shortly starting ivf.. if you have any questions about it feel free to message me :) Good luck xx

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Thank you. Good luck with IVF. X

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My cousin had 3 IUI treatments and it worked on the 3rd try. Turns out her first doctor who did the first two treatments couldn't get in on the right day - so she went to a new doctor and it worked the first time. They say that the more times you do it consecutively, the higher the chances it will work. In any case, I went to her new doctor and did the IUI treatment and it worked for me on the first try.

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Hey Hun i have had two failed IUIs and a failed ivf but happy for you to ask questions. Remember everyones journey is different and IUI may work for you! Xx

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Sorry to hear it didn't work for you. What are your next steps? Yep, just need to keep positive! X

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I am starting mys second cycle this month :) hoping this is our time x

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Good luck x

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Hey, I'm going through IUI treatment. I wasn't sure about what was exactly going to happen but it hasn't been as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Just watch out for the hormones, they drove me insane but it's not for long. It's worth it.

This is my 1st cycle whilst it wasn't successful ( my period started today) I'm still positive.

Probably not what you want to hear but you need to stay strong and remain positive.

I've read that a few women became pregnant after there 2nd and 3rd attempts of IUI so that gives me hope.

Thinking of you and here if you have any questions. Xx

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Thank you. Good luck for your second go - you sound like a very positive person, which is infectious!

We've been warned about the hormonal changes and potential mood swings. I joked that my OH is used to me being moody anyway so it probably won't be much different!

It's good to know that the process itself isn't too bad - I have been a bit worried.

How long does the insemination itself take? Was your OH in the room with you? X

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The actual insemination took literally 5 mins, it was simple and easy. Just like a smear slough I did get a cramping pain. But it wasn't too bad. Yes, OH was with me. It was good to have him close.

I think the injections are the worst bit for me. OH has learned how to give them as I can't do it, I'm scared of needles.

I'm just telling myself it's all worth it in the end.

Don't get me wrong I did have a few bad days where I was a major cow. I'm very moody, especially in the morning. Xx

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When do you have to inject? Is it to trigger the egg release? I'm not scared of needles but I don't know that I could do it myself! Eeek! X

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Hey, I had 3 injections in total on that cycle. The last one is to trigger the egg release once you have the scan and they tell you that you've ovulated. Xx

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Thanks for all the info. Xx

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I think there's a lady on here who got her bfp today after iui. I think.. x

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Thank you!

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Hi JoJo I've never had iui because I have endometriosis so went straight to IVF but my bf who had unexplained infertility (although secondary) got pregnant very first time with it and that little one is now an extremely cheeky 5 year old! Lots of luck xx

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Thank you. It good to hear that it can work. Feeling positive x

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My friend was successful on her 2nd IUI - little boy now 6 months. It does work! Xx

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Such good news - thank you. Keeping my fingers crossed x

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Ah I totally understand this. The best comment I've received is 'least you have a plan '.

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Hey im new to iui, my husband has low morphology and sperm count. Our consultant has booked my husband for a SA this time to go for a test wash and for a internal scan, but what happens after this? X

His sperm count the first time was 1 million and 2nd time nearly 9 million (he wasnt taking vitamins) but now he is taking zinc and has changed his diet. So this SA (which will be going for test wash) would be his 3rd! X

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My husband also had a bit low motility - he started eating a balanced breakfast and taking Vitamin E - within two months it was significantly higher, and we got pregnant with IUI on the first try! Good luck!!

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And i forgot to say low motility aswell 🙄

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