About to start IUI. What should I expect/what advice do you have?

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I am on my third (and final) IUI before we move to IVF. What you can expect if you are doing a medicated (clomid) and monitored cycle: baseline bloodwork and vaginal ultrasound on day 2-3 of your cycle. Your protocol will be 5 days of clomid (starting on either day 3 or 5). It’s just two oral tablets at night. I had no side affects from this all! Then on day 11, I returned for more blood work and ultrasound… I went in for these about every other day until I had a follicle that was greater than 20mm. On my first cycle, I ovulated on my own, so no trigger shot. My second IUI cycle went a lot faster… meaning by the time I went in for day 12 ultrasound I had several large follicles and the doctor decided to trigger 4 days later. Typically when you trigger with a shot or ovulate on your own, they will schedule the IUI 2 days later. We were instructed to have sex the night before and after the IUI. The IUI itself is easy peasy… Just like a Pap smear. The catheter is not scary at all (and I’m a huge baby). My husband went in for his deposit an hour before I came in for the procedure. It’s a very quick procedure and then you lay there hips elevated for 15 minutes. I had slight cramping after both, but nothing that was unmanageable. I had no spotting. From there, you come 5 days later post IUI to test your progesterone, and then a week later for a pregnancy test. I had a very thin uterine lining, so I had to use some inserts to thicken it up (which worked immediately), but the mood swings from this medication and the rollercoaster process were my biggest struggle. Definitely stay positive, IUI can definitely work but the odds are low. Don’t get discouraged… that’s the hardest part! Ping me if you have ANY questions, I was in your shoes 5 months ago.

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Good luck! When is it scheduled?
I was EXTREMELY tired after IUI and napped all day. One thing I did not know beforehand.
If the clinic advised you to have sex that day and the next morning, it can be hard on both of you (husband - performance anxiety — if you are doing this with a male partner that is).

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Clomid made me crazy, and I found out that is normal for some people. Just FYI if that happens to you. If you do have sex before the IUI, I would recommend doing it two days before vs. the day before.

I got pregnant on my 4th IUI cycle (was only supposed to do 3 before moving to IVF but due to a planned vacation, we decided to squeeze a 4th IUI in bc we could with our timeline).

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