Just started Clomid - is the process always so controlled?
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|Tue, 02-26-2013 - 6:29pm|
I've been ttc for over 2.5 years, with one m/c last year. My dr. put me on clomid since it has been a year since dh and i conceived. I'm wondering if everyone else that goes on clomid has the same type of controls b/c they are expensive:
1. cycle day 5 - ultrasound to check for any cysts/follicle size
2. get the rx for 5 clomid
3. cycle day 10 - ultrasound to check follicle sizes
4. start using opk's
5. day of positive opk, make appt. for IUI.
Now, I asked last month if we could do clomid without the IUI, but they still said I'd have to have all the ultrasounds, office visits, etc.
So - is this how it is for others? Is my place just really trying to up the odds that we'll be successful? or am I getting screwed monetarily since none of this is covered by insurance and I have to pay out of pocket for all these services when I check out?
Just wondering what others have experienced. btw, I'm 36 and dh is 39, so we really want to get pg soon - we have no kids yet.