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Old 08-10-2002, 10:08 PM   #1
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Best time to IUI?

When is the best time to do IUI? If my cycle is 28 days then when is the best time to do IUI? My first 2 IUI failed and they were on 9cd and 11cd. this third time around we will do it on 12cd adn 14cd.

 
Old 08-11-2002, 07:18 AM   #2
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Re: Best time to IUI?

are you doing u/s and blood tests to determine the time? if not - then this is essential.

 
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Old 08-11-2002, 07:26 AM   #3
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Re: Best time to IUI?

No u/s because I am on a regular cycle. Using Clomid is my option to increase our chances of success.

 
Old 08-11-2002, 10:02 AM   #4
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Re: Best time to IUI?

Ok have you been charting your temps and cm to know when you ovulate? It is very important to time it,instead of just picking cycle days and getting it done that way.
You see if you dont know what day you ovulate and just by just picking days that you might be close to ovulating wont help much. Because you could be wrong on your days and hence increase your chances of the IUI failing. Just because your cycles are regular doesnt mean your ovulation is regular.
It might help to ask your doctor about u/s and blood work to increase your chances.
Also if you havent read the book Taking Charge Of Your Fertility as it will help you more with getting the right day for IUI for you.

 
Old 08-11-2002, 06:14 PM   #5
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ok isn't the right time is 2-3 days before you O'd???? When your temp dips, does that mean the egg has already dropped?

 
Old 08-12-2002, 04:48 AM   #6
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Re: Best time to IUI?

i fully agree with former post - u/s and blood tests - done around cd 10 and then every day or two, until your follicle/s grow to about 18 mm and Prog. and E2 levels increase - can give you the right timing.
you can be regular and not ovulate at all. you can know if you're ovulating or not through u/s and blood tests. i'm not a freak of these things or anything, but i can't think of any reason not to do it, especially when in IUI timing is almost everything.
as for temp - when it rises it means you've already ovulated, so you can't relay on it 100% (also the temp doesn't always drop before ovulation - trust me, i was temping for more than a year).
last advice - see an RE not a regular gyno (if you're not doing it already).

 
Old 08-12-2002, 09:17 AM   #7
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Re: Best time to IUI?

I agree with what everyone has said. I also have a very regular cycle but this past month I ovulated a day before I typically do. I had the option to be monitored in my RE's office every other day to determine when I ovulate and to do the IUI but I chose to use a preditor kit and called the doctor once I got a peak. They did the IUI the next day. I would suggest getting a kit to minotor your cycle so you are not guessing at the correct day. Good luck!

 
Old 08-12-2002, 11:15 AM   #8
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Well if you normally ovulate on the 14th day, wouldn't doing IUI 2-3 before and on the day of ovulation cover the timing issue?

 
Old 08-12-2002, 07:50 PM   #9
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Re: Best time to IUI?

We did the IUI the day I ovulated so that the sperm did not need to survive extra time and from everything I have read washed sperm only survives for 6-12 hours. So..if that is the case, 2-3 days before ovulation is way too soon! Hope that helps!

 
Old 08-13-2002, 01:09 AM   #10
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they say sperm can live up to 5 days in your uterus. as for washed sperm - i'm not sure, but 6-12 hours seems way too short. i remember our 1st IUI - we took the washed sperm from the hospital, and went to the RE's clinic, and then had to wait for about an hour or so (we did not schedule an appointment). we were afraid that while we're sitting there, "our boys" are slowly dying. our RE reassured us that a washed sperm can live up to 3 days. i think i had mine done 1-2 days before ov. and another one 2 days after the 1st.

 
Old 08-13-2002, 05:51 AM   #11
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Re: Best time to IUI?

I agree with you on that a washed sperm can live up to 3 days and my doctor also said that depending on the quality of the semen it can live up to 5 days. I thought 6-12 hours is a bit short.

Did you succeed on your IUI? My husband has 6 million count. Don't know if that is bad or not.

 
Old 08-14-2002, 01:59 AM   #12
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we had no success with the 4 IUIs we did, but with IVF and ICSI, that solved hubby's problem like a charm.

 
Old 08-14-2002, 06:34 AM   #13
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Re: Best time to IUI?

Shira,
What is your husband sperm count? How much did the IVF costs you? Did you succeed the first time?

 
Old 08-15-2002, 01:31 AM   #14
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sorry, but i'm not sure about the numbers. the problem was with the motility, and it changed from time to time. IVF here is almost fully covered, although we go to a privet RE. i think we payed him about 600$ for the IVF, but again - the rest was covered by insurance.
yes, our 1st IVF was a success. we couldn't believe it ourselves...

 
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