The stats:

-Follistim and IUI cycles are typically 28 days in length and have a 15% chance of producing a live healthy baby in 9 months.  If I am pregnant, there’s a 20% chance its with twins and a 1% chance its with 3 or more.

-IVF cycles are about 50 days long and have a 40% chance of producing a live healthy baby in 9 months.  If I am pregnant, there’s a 10% chance its with twins-but no more than twins because only 2 embryos are put back in.

 

OPTION 1

Start nightly injections of follistim on Monday 10/11/10 to force these ovaries to make 3-5 nice sized follicles and then do an IUI around the 25th of October and find out by November 6th if that cycle worked.

If it is a FAIL, then an ultrasound will be done to make sure the follistim didn’t create any cysts on my ovaries, as long as there are no cysts-a repeat of that cycle will start on Monday November 8.

If it is yet another FAIL then we will begin to ramp up in december for IVF in January 2011.

OPTION 2

Begin the IVF ramp up starting Monday 10/11/2010, with egg retrieval around mid November, and embryo transfer around thanksgiving.

If it is a FAIL, take a cycle off and do it all over again in January or February.

 

Ok ladies, so the question is…

WHAT WOULD YOU DO???

 

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