Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Failed IUI #1

This blog was supposed to be about parenting and everything around it, and I promised my self that I would try to maintain at least a couple of posts a week, but of course life got in the way and I only wrote one post and completely forgot about the blog.

I have been trying to conceive for almost two years now, and it has not been working.  I did six rounds of clomid, which all failed, then I took a break from all the hormones for a few months, and that did not work either, so finally I decided to go in for an IUI, which was kind of awkward and uncomfortable but not painful.

Before the procedure the doctor has done internal sonars and saw that I had three follicles that were viable, and three that were really small but MIGHT eventually catch up.  Earlier I was taking hormone injections, I forgot their names, and then I got the Pregnyl trigger shot 30 hours before the procedure.

The two week wait after the procedure were the worst EVER, 8 days into the wait I had horrible cramps that stayed for 3 days and I thought they were implantation bleeding.  They felt like early labour pains honestly, but then on day 26 aunt flow decided to come visit.  I was extremely disappointed, I really thought that this would finally be the month, but I guess not.  They told me that the chance of pregnancy is only 20%, but I thought that maybe after 6 failed rounds of clomid I might finally have a bigger chance.

I am taking another break from all the injections for a few months, then will try another IUI maybe during the summer months.  I don't know how many I will do, as they are not covered by my insurance.  The IUI procedure costs 85 KD I think at Royale Hayat, but I also had to pay for all the medication I took earlier, which brought the cost of the procedure to around 120 KD.


  1. I'm sorry you have to go through this. I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and was told that if I ever wanted to have children, that I would have to go through procedures to get pregnant. SO MANY women are undergoing fertility treatments. I'm wishing you well from afar.

  2. Chirp, I know it sounds crazy, but can you and your husband get away on a vacation, like to the Maldives, or someplace where you have nothing to do but relax and play and lie around and sleep all you want? Sometimes, it can (irrationally) make all the difference. :-)