Myself and my wife have been ttc for over a year. A few months ago she was diagnosed with PCOS and has just been put on Glucophage. I had my semen analysed and while the count is fine, the motility isn't. So our Doctor has said we have to look at IUI.
We're trying to get our head around it all, we'd really hoped we could have kids naturally and now it feels like it's all about Doctors and procedures, and not about just us.
I'm trying to get a sense of what 'doing IUI' consists off. We've talked to our Doctor ( and we will again ) but I've a few questions I'd like to ask people on here, maybe if someone has gone through it themselves? I'll do the questions out to make it easier to answer them!
1. I think I'm right in thinking that my wife is on Glucophage to deal with the PCOS and to help her ovulate frequently, is that correct?
2. She's now going to get an x-ray of her Fallopian Tubes to make sure there are no problems there, as if there are then IUI wouldn't work. Has anyone had experience of this?
3. IUI, as I understand it, involves my sperm being collected, then 'concentrated' and then inserted into her Uterus. How exactly do they know when she's ovulating to increase the chances of this working ( I've heard success rates are around 15% ). Does she have to take more drugs to 'kickoff' ovulation for a particular date?
4. If the IUI doesn't work the first time, do you just try again the following month? Is it a month after month thing, or do you take some months off between each attempt? How many attempts might you go through before it's decided that IUI isn't working?
Any other experiences or advice would be very helpful. Thanks!