I'm back . . . as I mentioned above TTC 2+ years, all tests with dh and I are normal (including prolactin and thyroid), temping shows a definite thermal shift, yada, yada, yada. Since I last posted in 09/04, I have also had the hsg and it shows my ovarian tubes are open. So, I was referred to an RE at Virginia Mason's Center for Reproductive Technology. Long waiting list, so we were not seen until this month.
Here's our RE's plan of action for clomid/hcg shot/IUI (I also understand the hcg shot is to trigger ovulation since some women develope good follicles and have a thermal shift, but don't release an egg):
* Clomid cd3-7 (no sex after cd10 until after IUI)
* Ultrasound cd12
* Hcg shot on cd12 to induce ovulation if there are good follicles, if not, wait a few days and do second u/s and then hcg shot
* IUI day after hcg shot/ultrasound
* Sex all you want after that (o.k., I made that up)
I finished my first round of clomid and my u/s is on Saturday. Like Leslie's RE's office, Dh is expected at both appointments - the u/s and the IUI. He is expected to show up at the office, give his sample, be present during the IUI, and to wait with me while I lie there for 30 minutes or so. VERY nice!!!