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summerwind03 (no login) Posted May 30, 2012 7:29 AM
I think if you can afford it, the IUI can help ensure the swimmers get to the right place at the right time. You can still bd a day or more before and afterwards.
In general, most people have a fair number of follicles early in the cycle (they're called antral follicles, usually measured on cd2 or cd3), but as time goes along, only the one (or occasionally two) naturally mature. So no, you wouldn't have had 8 mature on a natural cycle.
No real thoughts on best future protocol. I think it's a crap shoot. If Femara got you 3 mature follicles on its own, that's pretty good, and less invasive than stims.
I am surprised that your RE isn't having you come back for another scan and to measure your hormones again, say, tomorrow, before having you trigger. That makes me think he's not taking your case that seriously. I always had ultrasounds right up until the day I triggered, to be sure things were progressing, my hormones were appropriate, and to make sure the timing was right.