Seemed more fitting to start a new thread for this rather than just posting in the normal TTC thread... We are currently on our 17th cycle TTC and will be doing our first IUI (w/Clomid for ovarian stimulation and hCG trigger shot if necessary) in cycle 18 which starts in about two weeks. I've been through all.the.tests and M has done two sperm analyses. What we've learned is that I ovulate late/have a short luteal phase but no explanation as to why. Otherwise I'm "normal" - no tube blockages/cysts/fibroids, no thyroid issues, no PCOS or endo, etc. Even though my tests have been within the normal range, I do feel like there is some sort of hormonal issue/imbalance on my side because I have so many PCOS symptoms. M has very abnormal sperm morphology (shape). I've been reading up on IUI online and really not finding much on how to prepare. I need to call our doctor's office this week anyway so I'll ask them about it then, but in the meantime I'm looking for chicken input...what instructions did your doctor give you for pre-IUI? Did they tell you to live your life normally during your IUI cycle or as if you were already pregnant (no drinking, food restrictions, etc)...or somewhere in between? And were there any special instructions for your partner or just you? I just started running at the beginning of November, so I'll have been running three times a week for 2.5 months (generally <2 miles a day, pretty slowly so not anything crazy) by the time our IUI cycle starts - I'm wondering if they're going to tell me not to run since some of what I've read online says low impact exercise only and I haven't been doing this for very long. What did your doctor say about continuing a moderate exercise regimen? And lastly what do you wish you knew before your first IUI cycle?