There were no other obvious reasons on what we need to do (other than to remove the polyp) to get pregnant naturally but our doctor did mention that i need to have the polyp removed if we are going to do the IVF. I believe in the clinic’s stand point , they also want to have higher pregnancy success rate (well, of cos a win-win situation for both of us). But i were afraid of there will be any side effect after i removed polyp thus we went ahead with our first attempt of IUI. This took place in April 2018.
Before I move on to my IUI experience , I want to mention that if you are comfortable with any doctors, i would suggest to get a referral letter from polyclinic so that your fertility checks will be subsidised by the government ( applicable to Singaporean and Permanent Residents(?) only ). My bff took the subsidised route and paid about 50% ( for the checks and IUI) of what we had paid for. And fyi, we paid almost $2500 for the tests and consultation (my spouse +me) that included the Tubal Contrast Sonogram (Layman term:Tubes checking procedure)
Since most of the blood tests and scans are actually done by the nurses thus at this stage, in my personal opinion, you do not need a dedicated doctor to handle your case. Just another note that if you requested for male/female doctor, that will put you as a private patient as well.
For the IUI procedure:
- You will need to be legally married and of cos, the man who produced the sperm specimen needs to be the same man on the marriage certificate.
- You will need to clear off for HIV , Hep C, Hep B and venereal disease (thorough blood tests).
- My rubella vaccine had worn off so i needed to retake the vaccine.
Money Saving Tip: You could include some of the blood tests into your company-claimable medical checkup if any and you plan to do IUI or IVF so that you do not need to retake again. But bear in mind, there’s validity of how long the results can be used, HIV is 6 months and the rest are a year.
Once you are cleared on the above, doctor would assess what kind of medication or treatment to aid you in ovulation. For my case, i took oral medications (i.e clomids) from the 2nd day of my menses and continuously for 5 days. And of course, you might have some side effects. One of friend had drastic mood swing and she didn’t like the feeling of it as she will just seems to break down out of no where. I do not feel much of the difference but B said i do. Haha oh well.
You could read it here on what will happen on the day of your IUI.
So what happen next after the IUI?
Simply , stay relax and happy and wait till the day to take the pregnancy test.