When planning an IUI/IVF cycle, it is extremely important to have a flexible work and family schedule during the month of your IUI/IVF cycle. A typical IVF cycle requires many early morning doctor visits for blood work and ultrasound scans that are based on how you respond to the stimulation medications that you are prescribed. These appointments usually occur every 2-3 days for about 2 weeks during the cycle. To reduce your stress and your partner’s stress, hold off planning vacations, business trips, and extended weekends until the IUI/IVF cycle finishes. Depending on the time of year, your cycle could interfere with holidays, family weddings and graduations, and other events. f your work hours aren’t flexible, check with your fertility center to see if they offer extra early morning hours for your monitoring appointments. Some centers open as early as 6am for these visits.