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Michaela's Story
Posted August 19, 2005

I am 26 and my husband is 27. We have been married for three years. We began trying to concieve on our first anniversary. At that time I was still in college, so I wasn't really that worried about it. I thought it was just stress and that it would happen.

I made an appointment with my OBGYN to get a regular yearly after I graduated from college and finally got insurance. He told me that we probably had nothing to worry about since we were only 24 & 25. He confirmed that I was ovulating the day of my PAP by testing me. He said that we may need to check my husband's sperm just as a precaution.

That night, we got the call back that it was not good news. My husband had low sperm count, 50% motility and poor morphology. We were both devastated. He really took it hard. After talking with the doctor he said that IUI was our next step and that when we were ready to begin the process, then we needed to set up a fertility consultation.

At that time, we began to get focused on our financials and living situations. We figured we better get ourselves in better shape before beginning fertility treatments.

In April, we had our fertility consultation and the doc said he saw a problem with my cervix and uterus. He said they were extremely inverted forward and that I would probably have had problems concieving even with a healthy sperm count. He still agreed that our best option was IUI at this time.

In May we did the first IUI. Nothing. In June we did our second IUI. This one was pretty painful because of the severe angle my uterus takes. I almost told him to stop the procedure and never do it again. I started my period 2 weeks later. We had another IUI July 11. I am already cramping.

Has anyone had any success stories with IUI no medication? I am just feel myself giving up hope. I feel like I am wasting my time & money. I don't know anyone who had success with this procedure. We cannot afford IVF so this is our only hope.

 

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