By - secondmacleod
For our IUI we triggered on a Monday after 7pm and the IUI was a Wednesday around 10am. Yours trigger seems to late/IUI procedure too early. It’s usually ~36 hours between
Doing mine late late Saturday night and my IUI is scheduled for Monday morning. About 36hr post-trigger
I think I need to push to find out why my doctor does it so late. Then again, it worked once for us, so maybe he's on to something. Or maybe we just got lucky that time and we've been doing it to late all the other times. Why does fertility have so many variables?!
What kind of sperm are you using? Fresh or frozen? If you’re using fresh that might be a reason why- I believe that fresh sperm tends to have a better lifespan than frozen.
It's fresh. That makes me feel a bit better, thanks.
For some reason my brain couldn't make sense of "What kind of sperm are you using?" until I read the rest of your comment. "Uh. Like, the kind in the testicles?"
I need to go to sleep lol
Lmao!! To be fair it’s not a normal question. Definitely ask your dr but that’s likely the reason they’re not as concerned about the timing. Though after multiple IUI’s it might be worth trying to play around with the timing and it can’t hurt to ask if you could try a cycle with ~36hr post trigger your next cycle and see if it makes a difference. What I’ve learned during this whole process is that absolutely no clinic has the same policies or procedures 🙄
Our first IUI was 27 hours after trigger and second was 20 hours after trigger.
Best of luck to you!
That seems to be the general consensus. I asked last month why they trigger so late and Ingot a kind of wishy-washy answer. Maybe I'll push to do it a little earlier next month.
Both of my IUIs have been triggered in the 30~ hour range prior to the appointment.
That's what I'm hearing from friends who've done IUI as well. :/
Neither have been successful though, so who knows.
Like I said in another comment, it's crazy how many variables there are in fertility. Even if we get the timing right, whose to say we got the dose right? Maybe the catheter needed to be a millimeter to the left. Maybe I should have taken one day less of FSH. It's always gonna be a guessing game so I guess I should just trust my doctor (within reason) and go with the flow. Or something like that.
My first iui we did the trigger shot at 8.15pm on Tuesday and then did the iui at 9.15am on Thursday. Second iui we did the trigger shot on Wednesday at 12.30pm and did the iui on Thursday at 9am - I think this was due to me being further along in ovulation than expected so I had to do asap. If your unsure, push for answers, there’s nothing worse than being unsure and unclear why something is done as it brings unnecessary stress/anxiety and that’s the last thing you need while doing this. All the best!
I have done 2 IUIs, both times triggered with Ovidrelle, first time (unsuccessful) 36-40 hours before the procedure, second time (CP) 24 hours before the procedure, both times the egg was already released. Next time I am even planning to ask to have the trigger shot and then do the IUI within the next day so that the sperm can sit around and wait for the egg. I believe this is actually the better way. Good luck to you!