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*OFFICIAL* Fertility Treatments - IUI, IVF, Clomid D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2714 posts
7th May '12

fertility.pngThis thread is for anybody who is doing fertility treatments or considering fertility treatments such as; Clomid, Femara, IUI (Intrauterine insemination), Injectables, and IVF (In vitro fertilization). Even if you're not doing fertility treatments but you have questions or want advice, stop in and ask. We're a friendly group always willing to answer questions.



Below I posted information about Clomid, Femara, IUI and IVF along with links to our TTC grads.
clomidblinkie.gifWhat is Clomid? Clomid is a fertility drug used to induce ovulation. It's the most commonly prescribed fertility drug. Clomid can also be used to treat male infertility.
Clomid works by blocking estrogen receptors in the brain. When estrogen attaches to its receptor cell in the hypothalamus it communicates and lets the brain know that estrogen levels are increasing. Clomid has a similar structure to estrogen. Clomid attaches to the receptor cell in the hypothalamus, which keeps the estrogen from attaching. Because the Clomid is blocking the receptors, they don

MomDIA TTC since May 2008; 81 kids; Warminster, Pennsylvania 3812 posts
7th May '12

I am starting on clomid next cycle. As you read I was reading online that men could also take it, my boyfriend is being tsted for a low sperm count on the 15th as well as all the other problems I have (if you read my profile) So hopeing it works! would love to hear success stories!

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2714 posts
7th May '12
Quoting Alex's Mommy1128:" I am starting on clomid next cycle. As you read I was reading online that men could also take it, my ... [snip!] ... 15th as well as all the other problems I have (if you read my profile) So hopeing it works! would love to hear success stories!"


If he has a hormone imbalance thats causing him to have a low sperm count the Clomid should help him. It helped my husband so much. I hope your boyfriend doesn't have an issues with a low sperm count.



Did you use Clomid before?



With my daughter we TTC'ed for 30 months, then we went to see an RE in March 09'. They did blood work on me, an HSG, then they did blood work and a semen analysis on my husband. A few days later we got a call from our RE telling us that he has a low count and that he will be put on Femara for 3 months. After the 3 months I took Clomid and we did IUI, I got pregnant my first cycle. I hope this time around we'll be lucky enough to get pregnant our first try.

MomDIA TTC since May 2008; 81 kids; Warminster, Pennsylvania 3812 posts
7th May '12
Quoting Blasphemous Girl ☠:" If he has a hormone imbalance thats causing him to have a low sperm count the Clomid should help him. ... [snip!] ... and we did IUI, I got pregnant my first cycle. I hope this time around we'll be lucky enough to get pregnant our first try. "


Good luck. I am hoping that this works for me too, I am not hoping first cycle or getting my hope up but definately hope this is the answer we have been looking for. Lots of baby bust to you. Hope you are blessed with a beautiful new baby!!!

MomDIA TTC since May 2008; 81 kids; Warminster, Pennsylvania 3812 posts
7th May '12

My next step will be to go to RMA, I am starting clomis with my regular OB and he has reffered us to RMA of PHiladelphia (fertility clinic) if we are unsuccessful in sustaining a pregnancy this time around.

MomDIA TTC since May 2008; 81 kids; Warminster, Pennsylvania 3812 posts
8th May '12

Found this to be an interesting read for anyone trying clomid



Clomid is one of the fertility medications with the highest success rates. In addition, Clomid is one of the most inexpensive of fertility treatments available. However, Clomid does not work for every patient. Because women

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15015 posts
9th May '12

I will be starting meds for another FET with a donor egg embryo as soon as my next cycle begins. Just had a D&C Monday though so that will probably be four weeks at least.

MomDIA TTC since May 2008; 81 kids; Warminster, Pennsylvania 3812 posts
9th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Uh-milly'Yuh:</b>" I will be starting meds for another FET with a donor egg embryo as soon as my next cycle begins. Just had a D&C Monday though so that will probably be four weeks at least."</blockquote>




Good luck!!!!

Angel Fain Bradshaw Due February 16; TTC since Dec 2009; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Port Orange, Florida 84 posts
12th Jun '12

I just got my first IUI, yesterday. <3 Clomid 100mg cd3-8. 2 follies 17mm and 19mm. lets hope it works!



Are your clomid cycles monitored?

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2714 posts
12th Jun '12
Quoting Uh-milly'Yuh:" I will be starting meds for another FET with a donor egg embryo as soon as my next cycle begins. Just had a D&C Monday though so that will probably be four weeks at least."


Good luck! Where are you at with your cycle and everything now?

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2714 posts
12th Jun '12
Quoting Angel (STILL TTC #1):" I just got my first IUI, yesterday. <3 Clomid 100mg cd3-8. 2 follies 17mm and 19mm. lets hope it works! Are your clomid cycles monitored?"


**Baby Dust**



My cycles are monitored. Last cycle I only had a 20mm follicle.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2714 posts
12th Jun '12

I haven't been online in a while because I'm in the middle moving and last cycle I was depressed because I knew it would be a failure. I ended up ovulating much later than I usually do.. I ovulated on CD 18 and I only had one 20mm follicle. My progesterone was low 11.3 at 7dpo so I was put on progesterone suppositories and my blood pregnancy test at 14dpo was negative. I just had a feeling that cycle wouldn't work out.



On the day of our IUI DH's sperm count was only 12 million. Since I didn't get pregnant our RE ran some blood work on DH. Last time his testosterone estrogen ratio was the problem, now they're normal. This time his LH and FSH levels are on the low side so he's taking Clomid for 4 months then we'll do another Clomid, IUI cycle.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15015 posts
12th Jun '12
Quoting Vicarious★:" Good luck! Where are you at with your cycle and everything now?"


Still waiting for my cycle to start. :evil: Should be like any minute now.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15015 posts
12th Jun '12
Quoting Vicarious★:" I haven't been online in a while because I'm in the middle moving and last cycle I was depressed because ... [snip!] ... time his LH and FSH levels are on the low side so he's taking Clomid for 4 months then we'll do another Clomid, IUI cycle. "


Wow four months. Hopefully it will all be worth it!

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2714 posts
13th Jun '12
Quoting Uh-milly'Yuh:" Still waiting for my cycle to start. :evil: Should be like any minute now."


Hopefully AF starts soon for you!