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#1 of 3 Old 05-05-2010, 03:17 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi! I'm an infrequent poster/lurker at MDC, although this is my first time posting in this forum. I have one DS (conceived naturally) and am TTC #2. So far I've gone through 3 cycles of IUI with no success yet. Since I'm using a finite quantity of frozen sperm to conceive #2 (in order for the two kids to be biological siblings), I'm trying to figure out everything I may need to know in order to maximize the chances of the next IUI attempt working. Based on the sperm lab test results and the amount of sperm remaining, I think this very well may be my last cycle of IUI before going to IVF.

So, what are all the things I should do/check before this IUI attempt? I just started taking clomiphene citrate this cycle (previous 3 were non-meds). Here are all the other things that I've been told might be worth doing:
- HSG to confirm that tubes are clear
- US to check follicle development
- trigger to ovulate

Is there anything else?

Thanks so much for your help and support!
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my clinic that does the IUI has a acupuncture program that they have records of it improving outcomes by a large margin.

partners.gif 2twins.gif  So what if I don't fit cleanly into a defined parenting style, my kids don't fit into a personality archetype either!

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Interesting-- I hadn't thought about acupuncture at all! Unfortunately it looks like my insurance doesn't cover it. :-( I may look into it anyway to find out what's involved in terms of costs, timing, etc.

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