Monday, October 19, 2009

Protocol for IUI cycle #2.1

We are following the same protocol as we did for the August cycle which was aborted when we learned I was pregnant but having an early miscarriage.

Clomid 50 mg CD 3 through CD 7 (10/18 - 10/22)
Follistim 125 mg on CD 3, 75 mg on CDs 4, 6, 8 and 10
OPKs before 11:00 each morning starting CD 8 (10/23)
Follicle check u/s on the morning of CD 11 (10/26)
Trigger with Ovidrel when instructed to do so prior to IUI

Though we agreed to start treatment six months ago and did our first IUI cycle in April, this will only be our second IUI. Besides my chemical pregnancy in August and the delay that resulted from that, I've had to take breaks for a few cycles for reasons ranging from my recent vacation to conflicts with my work schedule to MM forgetting to pick up my medication. (And ironically, the one-and-only BFP I've ever seen was a result of our break cycle in July.)

In the six months since we committed to treatment, we have had fewer cycles without medical intervention than with. Weird.

I had really hoped to be pregnant by now. Ah well. Onward and upward.


  1. Good luck! I hope things go smoothly this time!

  2. I hope you have a great cycle and don't have to take any more breaks.

  3. fingers crossed that this protocol is the one to get that BFP. one thing about the cycles, they go so quick with the meds.

  4. Good luck!! I've got fingers crossed and will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. Hope this is your cycle!!


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