Is a person less likely to get pregnant through IUI using donor sperm? What about age? Does anyone have statistics on that?
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01-20-2008, 11:13 AM #1mindylouRegistered Userhas no status.
Pregnancy less likely with IUI/Donor Sperm?
01-20-2008, 01:19 PM #2Steph22679Registered Userhas no status.
I've never heard the success rate is lower with IUI/Donor. I will be curious to see what responses you get here. If they can save my one tube (not likely, but always the chance) during my surgery coming up, then i will try IUI with donor. Thanks for asking these questions!Steph (29)
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01-20-2008, 09:46 PM #3
The issues with frozen sperm is that it doesn't have the same life span as fresh...so timing becomes even more critical....plus you lose some numbers in the thaw.
I think with any infertility treatment (including IUI) time/age is not on your side. After 35, the success rate drops...however, if you are doing a medicated cycle with multiple follicles, your odds somewhat increase (also your risk of multiples)
01-20-2008, 09:54 PM #4MistyRegistered Userhas no status.
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I did 14 IUI cycles using donor sperm. None of them worked. At all. Then did IVF #1 (also used DS) and it was chemical pg and then IVF #2 (also DS) was finally a success!
So I personally don't have much faith in IUIs.
01-21-2008, 07:07 AM #5GinaBRegistered Userhas no status.
Hi Mindy, (pg ment)
I've done a total of three iui's using frozen donor sperm. My dh and I have been very fortunate. We got pg on our first attempt, which was unmedicated. We started ttc again last summer for #2. Again, we did unmedicated cycles, and I got a bfn on the first one, and got a bfp the next month. The last iui we did, we had the best count out of all three iui's we did. It was something like 112 million with 47% motility.
01-21-2008, 10:42 AM #6zakiaRegistered Userhas no status.
I did 2 medicated cycles with donor sperm which were bfn ( I think that the timimg was off on 1 cycle- the iui was 50 hrs after the trigger and the other cycle no trigger at all). My 3rd cycle with new Dr was a BFP. This cycle was medicated femara and fsh, trigger shot followed by single iui 36 hrs after trigger. The sperm count was 96 million with over 50% motility.
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