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How many tries until it's enough?

kirsten&katekirsten&kate Posts: 62
edited November -1 in Trying to Conceive
It's only been our first IUI & we are thinking about switching donor's...

How many tires have you given it until you switched? & how many tires until you proceeded with something different like iui, ici, ivf?

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  • ForeverakidForeverakid Posts: 312
    edited November -1
    I kept the same donor for all of my inseminations so far: ICI x1 and IUI x 4. I'm having IUI#5 in a few days and I'm trying a new donor. I'm also asking myself....when and what next?
    I'm curious about what others will say.
    SMBC
    Lucky IUI #6!!!
    Expected Arrival Date is January 19, 2016

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  • Jen727BFJen727BF Posts: 2,304
    edited November -1
    When we were ttc'ing for #1 we did two rounds with one donor and then switched. DW got pregnant first cycle we switched donors. And we knew after 1 at home attempt and a failed ovulation pinpoint (on 2nd attempt) that we need professional help.
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    TTC No. 2 since Aug. 2014; IVF #1 - Cxld; IVF #2 - BFN
  • emlklg444emlklg444 Posts: 645
    edited November -1
    Our first at home IUI attempt failed, despite perfect timing...so we switched donors, and our second at home IUI produced our daughter :) So then we bought a dozen more vials of that donor.... and I've achieved pregnancy 2 more times with that donor, but miscarried each (probably my aging eggs).... anyway, I truly believe that you need a compatible donor to get that BFP!
    1st daughter born 9/26/2013 (bfp 2nd attempt at home ICI)
    2nd daughter born 3/8/2016 (bfp after 7 attempts at home ICI, 2 miscarriages, 1 D&C)
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  • kirsten&katekirsten&kate Posts: 62
    edited November -1
    I'm also asking myself....when and what next?
    YUP that's an every day thought over here!
    emlklg444 wrote:
    anyway, I truly believe that you need a compatible donor to get that BFP!

    I've thought this so many times & really wondering if it's true!! Maybe it's meant to be that we switch. :)
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  • 2mommies2Kendon2mommies2Kendon Posts: 141
    edited November -1
    We selected 2 donors, and each month we have switched between the two. This gives us a teeny bit of reassurance that at least 1 of the donors will hopefully be a compatible sperm/egg match. :)
  • ahk00ahk00 Posts: 1,420
    edited November -1
    This will be my third and last try with my current donor. But honestly I haven't found one that I like as much as this one.
    SMBC: TTC since 12/2014: 3 home attempts: 2 BFN & 1 chemical. 3 medicated Dr assisted IUI's: 2 BFN & 1 BFP (04/24/15) with twins in May (new donor) MC with D&C @ 9w. 4th IUI 09/17/15: BFN. 10/15: hsg good. 11/15: BFN. 01/16: BFN. 05/16: Embryos arrested. IVF failed 06/16: KD BFN 07/16: KD BFN 09/16: IUI #7 with donor sperm BFP-MC at 9w w/ D&C. 02/17: diagnosed with hetero compound MTHFR & clotting mutation. 03/09/17 IUI #8: chemical pregnancy. IUI #9: 04/19/17 BFN LOOKING FOR EMBRYO'S TO ADOPT
  • kirsten&katekirsten&kate Posts: 62
    edited November -1
    Today was our second IUI the follicle measured at 22.2MM we also waited 2 weeks after my period ended instead of 1 week (last time was 16MM) & the sperm sample was 23.5 Million count ( last time 22 million). I'm feeling good about this cycle CM is on point. & They let us keep the little vial!! So cute, they asked if we wanted it & we both looked at each other in confusion & she told us to do whatever our heart feels right so we kept it. Has anybody else kept theirs or is that just us?! Lol :D
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  • allie8573allie8573 Posts: 180
    edited November -1
    We switched all the time because our donors kept running out. Now we have a donor for our IVF so hopefully he works :) haha
    Lucky cycle #9: IVF Antagonist Cycle in February 2015! 5dt of a grade 4AA blastocyst and got my bfp 5dp5dt
    Ruthie Evan born 10/19/2015 at 36+6
  • 2mommies2Kendon2mommies2Kendon Posts: 141
    edited November -1
    I've always kept the empty vial for about 2 weeks, and when we've gotten a BFN I throw it away. :( I don't know that I want to keep it long-term if we get a BFP, but it's sort of a souvenir each cycle. I also kept my sons umbilical stump though, so maybe I'm just weird.
  • flashpackerflashpacker Posts: 362
    edited February 2015
    My empty vial from this cycle is sitting in front of the microwave so every time I use the microwave I move it out of the way and put it back. :lol: Like 2mommies, I'm planning on keeping it till I find out the result of the cycle. I think I'll throw it away after that though. Good luck for this cycle!!
  • allthingsluckyallthingslucky Posts: 467
    edited November -1
    We selected 2 donors, and each month we have switched between the two. This gives us a teeny bit of reassurance that at least 1 of the donors will hopefully be a compatible sperm/egg match. :)

    Are you using both donors in the same cycle?
  • coryandamandacoryandamanda Posts: 1,527
    edited November -1
    We talked about switching donors after 6+ months or so of trying but never got to that point. I think it depends a lot on how much you are in love with your donor as well.
    I am pretty sure we have every single vial we used to conceive our kiddos. I randomly come across them in drawers in the bathroom and I smile and then also say eww to myself and giggle :)
    July 4, 2015
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  • allisontballisontb Posts: 144
    edited November -1
    I haven't even successfully conceived, and I still find empty vials from two years ago in my box of "TTC supplies." My DW doesn't get it. She's like, "ew, throw that away." lol
    TTC #1: 07/2012--BFN, TTC #2: 09/2012--BFN, TTC #3: 11/2012--BFN, TTC #4: 12/2012--BFN, TTC #5: 08/2014--BFN, TTC #6: 09/2014--BFN
  • 2mommies2Kendon2mommies2Kendon Posts: 141
    edited November -1
    allisontb - no, we alternate each cycle. We do not use both in a cycle. Mostly because we are afraid of actually getting pregnant and then not knowing accurate information for our child regarding medical history, heritage, etc.
  • NwblondemommaNwblondemomma Posts: 75
    edited November -1
    I was wondering this too... Also our first try was a bfn :( even though it was the first attempt it still sucks seeing that test staring back at you with that negative answer :rolleyes: , good luck on this cycle sounds promising. I also kept the vial thingy, I don't think I will throw it away
    TTC
    ICI 1/15 - BFN
    ICI 9/15 - BFN
    ICI 5/16 - BFN
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