IUI flop

So recently we tried IUI/ Intrauterine insemination. We didn’t have the doctor assist in the placing of the sperm inside the uterus, we were allowed to have our own “relations” to achieve this. We did get pregnant, but again didn’t make it past the 3 week marker. This was our 6th miscarriage in 2 1/2 years.  This type of treatment is a lot of hormonal support and  is a less invasive and less expensive option compared to in vitro fertilization. Now that is was a flop for us we will be taking a break. It gets exhausting. They want us to move forward with IVF one step up on the fertility treatment plan, but 3x the cost. At this point my husband believes it has nothing to do with us and stress in me. He feels strongly that if we take a break for a bit and try later we will be successful.

What is still very interesting to me about this whole process is how not alone we are. So many people suffer from infertility issues and they are wide. For us all test come back normal and there is no medical reason as to why we are having trouble holding a pregnancy. Like I mentioned we get pregnant and quite often when we try, it just doesn’t stick.  When I feel comfortable and able to talk about this with other women I’m shocked at how many have been in a similar situation or have stories of hardships in getting pregnant. I recently found out that a distant cousin of mine is also going through IVF at the moment, who knew. I do take comfort in knowing we are not alone and that many couples have success stories. Wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted on that progress, but for now we are taking a break.


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