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thread: Strange question Iknow - can you increase your chances...?

  1. #19
    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2004
    Laa Laa Land
    680

    Sorry I am a bit niave about this... what is AIH??


  2. #20
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2005
    2hrs from Sydney, NSW
    1,187

    Artificial Insemination, not sure what the H stands for though. It is also called IUI, Intra Uterine Injection. :-)

  3. #21
    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2004
    Laa Laa Land
    680

    Thanx Shell... and what does it do... sorry I knowI should know it all

  4. #22
    Registered User

    Oct 2005
    5

    Hi, I have also heard of the folate suggestion. I have twins in my family and was taking folate- I was 26 when I conceived my twins. I was taking chaste berry which does stimulate your pituritry gland (sorry about the spelling) and that may have had something to do with my twinning so young.

  5. #23
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2005
    2hrs from Sydney, NSW
    1,187

    Hi Mel, if u do a quick search on the net, you'll get more comprehensive info, but basically AIH / IUI is done in IVF clinics, whereby the man gives a specimen which they clean/purify to just pure sperm, then they inject it into the woman's uterus using a catheter, bypassing any issues there maybe for sperm to get into your uterus in the first place (eg: I've had 3 cervical surgeries, so clinic suggested this for me).... :-)

  6. #24
    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2004
    Laa Laa Land
    680

    Thanx Shell, I did google it all... I think I understand it all now!!

  7. #25
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2005
    1,377

    Call me crazy if you want but i'm with AJ, I would love to have twins.

    I am also taking clomid as have been TTC for 2yrs, however the month before I started taking it the OBGYN said that I had ovulated by myself. She was still happy to put me on clomid due to long TTC and PCOS.

    Does this mean that I could have a higher chance of releasing more than one egg?

    I haven't been having any ultrasounds so I have no idea how many have grown.

    Any feedback would be great.

    Love Helen


    Goodluck AJ hope you get your wish soon.

  8. #26
    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2004
    Laa Laa Land
    680

    Hi Helen,

    I think that it's only a 10% increased chance of twins or more with clomid... So not HUGE odds, but still VERY possible!

    Good Luck!

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