3rd iui with clomid (clomiphene) and ovidrel and unexplained infertility, wife is 34. Low chance of success? Losing hope and ashamed.

Don't lose hope... pregnancy only occurs in 20% of IUI cycles, have faith and keep on trying! Try speaking with your doctor or their nurse for encouragement if needed, infertility is tough mentally and most couples can use some extra emotional support!
Not hopeless. Clomid (clomiphene) merely increases your chance of egg growth and ovulation, not fertilization and pregnancy. Pregnancy rate is normally only 20% per month, so statistically you are still ok. I have assumed that we have verified tubal patency, normal uterine cavity and sperm.

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My wife and I have finished 2 cycles of Clomid without success. Can the 3rd cycle of Clomid be successful if the other 2 rounds didn't work? I'm losing hope fast as we have unexplained infertility, which makes this situation worse.

Yes it can. Infertility can be very frustrating. Many times patients need a few rounds of Clomid (clomiphene) at increased doses to trigger ovulation and achieve success. Some doctors will add steroids to help it be more effective. Others will need to add intrauterine insemination or a bhcg injection to the clomid (clomiphene). Work with an experienced obgyn or reproductive endocrinologist to help guide you through the process. Read more...
1st 3-4 cycles best. Most pregnancies with Clomid (clomiphene) occur in the first 3 to 4 cycles. Clomid (clomiphene) + intrauterine inseminations (iui) can work better than timed intercourse as Clomid (clomiphene) may thicken the cervical mucus. Ultrasound monitoring detects women who get a thin endometrial lining with clomid (clomiphene). If your wife is your age do 3 cycles then see a rei specialist for 'explanation'. Do 1-2 IUI with round 3 if your dr offers it. Read more...

How effective is IUI with Clomid for couples with unexplained infertility? My wife and I have been off birth control since july 2010. All of our test results have been normal. I'm extremely frustrated and depressed that we aren't pregnant yet. I'm los

Next step. Congratulations that there hasn't been a test with bad news. With normal ovulation, nl sperm & motility, nl tubes, hormone levels, uterus & cervix - the next step is bypassing the vaginal & cervix environment with iui. Clomid (clomiphene) also makes sense to optimize ovulation & timing of insemination. I know it's frustrating, but trust your doc, don't forget to have fun & love your partner regardless. Read more...
About 10-15% I have read that it is about 8-10 % in women under 35 under certain other conditions. Read more...
Acupuncture. I appreciate your frustration and disappointment. I have family after family tell me similar stories and then mom gets acupuncture and is pregnant within weeks to months! it is so worth a try especially since all your tests are normal. Read more...
Diagnosis? You are seeing several answers here, that's good. Cc with IUI is often succesful; i won't quote 'rates' because they vary with female age and actual numbers on semen analysis. True unexplained infertility is not common, remember it doesn't mean you 'don't know what's wrong' it means that all tests have been done without a diagnosis. Do you really have unexplained? If not, get a diagnosis. Read more...
Not very. In my experience, clomid-iui is not very effective. Although, couples clearly get pregnant, pregnancy rates are around 8-12% per cycle. At this point, make sure the entire infertility work-up is negative including less common tests- antisperm antibodies, mycoplasma, ca125 to r/o endometriosis. Also, the fda warns only to use Clomid (clomiphene) for 6 cycles in a lifetime. Read more...
Fertility. You didn't mention her age. Still, if you have been trying for 3 years and all the tests have been normal to date, Clomid (clomiphene) and IUI may be helpful but you may want to consider more aggressive treatment if you are planning to have more than 1 child. If she got pregnant now, she may still have challenges in the future and you should consider this when deciding the type of treatment. Read more...