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How many IUI's should be tried before IVF?
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How many IUI's should be tried before IVF?

How many IUI's should be tried before resorting to IVF? For those that have done IUI and then ultimately, IVF - how many did you do before deciding to try IVF? AND were you successful with IVF?
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I am told insurance usually requires 3 or 4 before going to IVF.
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I am on my 3rd IUI cycle, and I think due to my age, and lining issues, have been advised to look at IVF if this cycle fails.
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My insurance pays for nothing so I'm paying out of pocket for everything. I will probably try one more iui(I've already done 1 and it didn't work) and then go for ivf.
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Hi Kris.  It all depends on your insurance.  I live in MA where I can by pass IUI and we went straight to IVF, all expense paid by Insurance I am now 34 weeks pregnant.  As I was 39 at the time I started TTC (last year) I did not want to waste time.  Chances are much higher for IVF.  Good luck in whatever you decide to do
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Have you looked into financing for IVF? My insurance covers 50% of injectables which leaves me a pretty hefty portion and covers procedures up to 15,000. So I know that with all the IUI's I have had, I won't have enough to cover IVF. I have heard that there are places that help with financing and I would think the interest rate would be better then a credit card.... I am pretty sure my 3rd cycle failed, though I don't test until Monday. But all the symptoms I had are gone. I need to figure out if IVF is something I am willing to do. I am scared... I am scared of the procedure, I am scared it wont work, and I am scared that if it does work I will have a mc... I  am just scared!
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This whole dang process is scary!  I am even scared to go back to the RE today, because I am scared that our 3rd FET won't work.  It's crazy!  But, this is what I thought a few weeks after my BFN...  If I try again, I have a 50% chance of having a baby, if I don't try again, I have 100% chance of not.  So, I figured, I have to do what I have to do.  I have to endure what I have to endure.... I remember when my DH and I sat on the couch when we first decided to do IVF... I cried and cried and said "what if it doesn't work?"  My DH sat and assured my we would keep trying until we succeed.  I am very fortunate to have 11 frosty embies to try with, but I am scared to death that they won't work.  I just want a baby.  Is that to much to ask?  I am so grateful for each and everyone of you on here to help support me through this journey, because, I swear, if it weren't for you all... I would be a wreck!!!  

I actually got pregnant on my First FET and miscarried... I just have to believe with all of my heart that this is meant to be and the 3rd time will be the charm!!!!!  

You have to keep moving forward to get your baby that you so much deserve!  YOU DESERVE TO BE A MOM!!!!!
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I did 3 IUIs before moving on to IVF.
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Thank you for your encouragment.. and I hope everything goes just the way it should at your appointment today. It is so hard having absolutely no control over something that is so important! I will have a month off if I am not pregnant this month because I will be out of the state for a conference. Maybe it will help me clear my head and at the very least lose the 6-7 pounds I have gained over the past 3 months!
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Thanks for all the comments/advice.

10_07 - so sorry about your IUI. I know it's hard to stay positive when you have that gut feeling about it being a failure - but maybe, just maybe there is hope??  it's soooo devastating. I only did one cycle that failed and i was beyond upset. I should probably look into financing for IVF - I don't even know how much my dr charges. My guess is around $15K. I think next cycle i will do IUI again with injectables this time (last time i did clomid) and if that fails then i will talk to my dr about IVF. He keeps telling it's way down the line but i don't want to keep trying IUI if it's not going to work. Dr says it increases odds by 6% ??? and i think IVF odds are like 30% or more depending on age. anyway - we'll see. I don't even know what goes into IVF in terms of time, meds and all the other stuff.
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