And it’s in..

Thank god, today’s IUI was.. for once.. UNEVENTFUL.

Our favourite nurse rang yesterday to schedule the appointment and K asked her if she’d do the insem due to all the problems previously, to which she said she would. Normally it’s just who is available at the time, and as she is the only one that’s been able to do it without causing K a great deal of pain, it was pretty comforting knowing she’d be the one.

Then we ended up running quite late so we were quietly stressing that she wouldn’t be able to do it after all but thankfully she still did. As I said, it was pretty uneventful, everything went smoothly. She commented that she hasn’t been doing them as long as the others so she’s probably more self conscious about being gentle (shouldn’t they all be though??).  Because of previous bad experiences, K tenses up and finds it hard to relax with certain nurses which doesn’t help so it was nice for her to be relatively relaxed (as much as you can be anyway). So instead of it being an upsetting experience like the last few, this time we’re feeling pretty good about it.

We also had some time both before and after to chat with the nurse about things. We asked if she thought we were doing the right thing by not using the gonal-f injections, as we were considering using them next round. She showed us the charts and said that they only recommend them if the E2 level is under 500 on CD9 and as K’s is higher than that (about 650 this month) it’s not really an issue. This was great to hear because we’ve had a few questioning reactions from people at the clinic when we’ve said we’re not doing the shots, which was making us second guess ourselves but now we feel good about our decision again.

We also talked a little about where we go if it doesn’t work over the next couple of months, and our options etc. She told us that the sperm specimen wasn’t so great this time (only 3 million count) and that maybe we should consider trying another donor if it’s not working. The problem with this is we’re using a known donor and there are very specific reasons for using him but this is something we might have to think about a bit further down the line.

All in all, it went well and we came out of it feeling happy and hopeful!

And onto the tww…


About Tui

30-something kiwi-lesbian-stay at home-Mama, raising our toddler son with my wife, two cats and one dog.
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7 Responses to And it’s in..

  1. Hooray for relaxing, uneventful IUI procedures! The entire process is stressful enough without dealing with clinic and personnel matters. I’m so happy that you were able to have the nurse who puts your mind and body at ease. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for your BFP.

  2. Glad everything went smoothly with the IUI this time! Come on BFP!!!

  3. ciaochow says:

    Hope this is the ONE!!

  4. nutella says:

    Hurray for a painless IUI. Fingers crossed for you!

  5. Jen says:

    Relaxation and pain-free are great things! This cycle was uneventful for us as well, so hopefully that is a good sign. We have switched donors, but we are using a bank, so it is a bit easier. Count does seem low though, so I hope that ONE great swimmer finds his way. Good luck, sending fertilty vibes your way.

  6. MT says:

    Just wanted to give you some good thoughts for a big fat positive in two weeks. And happy that this time was not painful, yeah!

  7. Travelher says:

    I’m happy that you finally had a ‘good’ IUI! As far as the lower count, well, all you need is one, right?!
    Here’s to a fast TWW with a BFP at the end.

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