Thursday, June 24, 2010

RE consultation today...

I just got back from our consult with the RE.  We met with one of the nurse practitioners, who was very nice.  The plan is to do a few more IUI's with Follistim, then possibly on to IVF.  She says it's totally up to us how many more IUI's we want do to, since we are paying out of pocket.  She said that the success rate with Clomid is actually only about 5% (I had been told 20%) but that the injectables have a much better success rate.  We'll probably do 2 or 3, then move on to IVF.  Their IVF price isn't as high as some that I've seen - she said it's about $6000 plus the cost of drugs.  She said if we do move on to IVF we will have a very high chance of success, as much as 70%, due to my age.  Their general success rate is about 45%, but she says that in women my age (under 35), they normally only transfer one good-quality embryo and about 70% of these women get pregnant.  So, some reassuring news.  We'll do the first injects cycle in August.  I can't do it sooner due to work obligations, which would interfere with monitoring appointments.  I'll continue to check in from time to time. 


  1. Sounds like your consult went well! :-) Good luck as you move forward! My RE recommended only doing 3-4 cycles of IUI as he said that statistically studies have shown the greatest chances of success in the first several cycles. Based on your age, you definitely have good odds with continued treatment! Rooting for you!

  2. yeah to you! The price sounds low for IVF. I think most of the $$ is hidden in those meds, though.


  3. Sounds like a good plan - I hope your next IUI does the trick!

  4. Glad your RE visit went well. I just started my first cycle of injectibles tonight. I am praying they work. We did five iui cycles with clomid with no luck! Best of luck to both of us!