Question on IUI success rates
Hi, Laura from Wisconsin here. I'm still fairly new to the board but really love it so far. Thanks to all for sharing your humor, anger, sadness and hope. You've given me strength during a difficult time and made me realize I'm not alone.
Anyway. I recently had my second IUI (Monday the 5th) after taking clomid (150 mg). At this point, I'm thinking it didn't work, and my heart is sinking by the day as I become more premenstrual. My question is about the success rates of IUI's. My doctor said the rate is roughly 10-20% when you're on clomid, and that she'll likely only try 3 rounds of that before moving to injectibles and IUI. That is mind boggling to me... With millions of sperm running around my fallopian tubes, how can just ONE not ravage my little egg? Why are the success rates so low? Is it the fertilization of the egg that's the problem, or the implantation of the fertilized egg? Where does the challenge lie? And also, why is 3 rounds the magic number?
These numbers and statistics make me weary... Thanks for any insight you have. Baby dust to everybody.