IUI

Begin Again

October 17th, 2011
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Writing about the creation of life is about beginning again. There is so much information available today for most people who are trying to conceive. Websites, blogs, advertisements, all leading to potential answers and antidotes which will certainly help you become pregnant. After having gone through so many infertility treatments, experiments on my body, mind [...]

IUI or IVF?

October 19th, 2009
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IUI is widely considered the “first step” when a couple begins fertility treatments beyond taking medications. I have had friends state that they are willing to try IUI, but draw the line there. They say that they won’t “go as far” as attempting IVF. This decision is, if I am being brutally honest (and I [...]

Hoping for a Miracle

May 12th, 2009
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While suffering with infertility I always had a secret hope that I am sure is shared by many other people who pursue fertility treatments. I wanted more than anything to just miraculously get pregnant and prove all the doctors wrong, showing everyone that we weren’t actually infertile and that we could get pregnant on our [...]

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The Initial Consultation

April 4th, 2009
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The decision to visit a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE)is a big one. Once you take the step to delve deeper into your fertility issues by researching treatments and more advanced therapy and seeking the help of a fertility specialist, then you have had to come to the point of admitting to yourself that you may be [...]

Infertility Competition

March 30th, 2009
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It seems to me that a certain phenomena exists among those struggling with fertility that involves a “competition” of sorts among those having trouble conceiving. Those who are “just” trying clomid or similar medications to induce ovulation don’t know true suffering. If you are successful with IUI or injectibles you haven’t really had to endure [...]

How Many?

March 18th, 2009
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When people found out that we were about to try IVF we were asked many times if we were going to have multiple children, with more than one reference to us as Larry and Sheila plus 8. After my twins were born and a friend asked how we were doing, we honestly said that although [...]

To Tell or not to Tell

March 12th, 2009
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To tell or not to tell, that is often the question when it comes to infertility struggles and treatment. When my husband and I first decided to try to have a child we adopted an “if it happens then great” attitude and didn’t really think much about it beyond a general agreement that we thought [...]

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

July 11th, 2007
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After the sperm wash was completed, we were ready for our first IUI. I was so sure that this was going to work. I would do this procedure one time, and then I would hold my baby in my arms in nine months. The nurse led me to a room and told me to make [...]

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IUI Personal Stories

May 10th, 2007
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Along with the FAQs about IUI in the previous post, there was a section that listed 4 personal stories from women explaining their IUI experiences. These ranged all the way from a woman who has had 8 IUIs to a woman who had just had her first one that day. I thought that this one [...]

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IUI FAQ

May 10th, 2007
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I haven’t personally known of anyone who has used IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) but I do have some online friends who have used it. I was unsure about the whole procedure, so I thought that I would take a look around and see what I could find to help explain it to me. I found the [...]

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