Monday, January 18, 2010


Next time I visit the Wiz, hopefully he'll give me a brain and a heart, genetically speaking.

Went to see the RE today, who I believe I'll call Dr. Wiz from here on out. He was very optimistic. He said based on my age, history, and "perfect" sonogram that I should have no trouble getting pregnant using DS. Our first try will be next month.

His office does not use known DS, so BIL's offer is off the table. I'm ok with that. I was not looking forward to waiting six months to even try. I'm not sure how DH feels. He deflected the question the one time I asked. So, it's off to the cryobanks for me, to do research until he's ready to look too.

Now, let me ask you wonderful ladies some advice. I want to make sure this all makes sense. Dr. Wiz said that we will try three months of IUI's before stopping to run tests. He's waiting until then to do an HSG, because he says he doesn't think I need one, unless the OPK doesn't do it's job next month. He said there's no reason I shouldn't be pregnant after 3 cycles.

Does all this sound right? It just seems too optimistic. I have to admit, I'm a little scared of optimism.


  1. That's great that your visit went so well! Praying that it happens in the next three months! So exciting!

  2. I have no idea, since we went straight to IVF instead of trying IUIs. I hope he's right though and this works for you right away!

  3. I'm glad it went so well. That's strange that they don't use known donor sperm.
    I'm sorry I can't tell you whats what because I have PCOS and it's not as easy for me with an IUI.
    But given you have no fertility problems, your age etc. the doctor sounds on point.

  4. Hi there,

    I found your blog by linking from another. We are doing donor IUI's as well, though we are currently on a break.

    Your doctor's protocol sounds very reasonable to me. While an HSG is pretty standard (I had one before I even went to an RE)I don't think they are entirely necessary so early. They can be painful, and if your insurance doesn't cover it- quite expensive. And the likelyhood of there being a blockage is minimal anyway. Honestly I'd say he's doing you a favor.

    I'd also say that doing three cycles (with no meds I assume) before more testing is pretty reasonable as well. That's how my cycles started. We did three natural, and three with Letrozole/Femara, with no luck. We are currently switching RE's....

    I'm a huge believer in being your own advocate so if you would like to be more agressive, I don't think it would hurt to ask your doctor for Clomid or Letrozole just to boost your chances.

    Best of luck to you.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at bloggyme027 at gmail dotcom.

  5. That was exactly how my doctor went about things with us. I had very consistant cycles to 2 years so we didn't do any tests. He said if I didn't get pregnant after 3 dIUIs then he would do an HSG. It did work the first time so I never had to have any fertility testing actually done. I hope that is how it all goes for you, too!