Post # 1
I thought the problem was me, well it could still be me. But there is a definite problem with DH’s sperm.
DH’s doctor called him on saturday to give him the results of his SA. He said “I’m not a fertility doctor but you have 25% normal sperm and you will probably need to shoot the sperm at your wife’s uterus.” Well at least this was DH’s interpretation of the conservsation. I assume “shoot at sperm at your wife’s uterus means IUI. When I asked DH for more info, he said the doctor really didn’t know but the results were being sent to the RE and we can discuss our options with them.
That news made me sad the rest of the weekend but I tried really hard not to think about it.
I’ve been on progesterone this cycle and the last few days my stomach has felt funny. I don’t know if that was because of the progesterone or if I was nervous for the appointment today. I am 14DPO and cannot bring myself to POAS but it seems like it doesn’t matter anyway since what I am feeling is probably nerves or progesterone side effects. I am in cycle 7 and haven’t POASed since cycle 3 because it was too sad to see BFNs.
Anyway, I knowing I’m rambling, just venting really. I just need something to take my mind off the appointment or if anyone can shed words of wisdom for my appointment.
Post # 2
ajillity81: Aww, *hugs* I’m sorry to hear that something’s up with your DH’s swimmers… but at least there’s still hope for this cycle for you!! I totally get not wanting to POAS, sometime’s it’s better just to wait out AF instead of having to see another BFN.. Do you think they’ll do a pregnancy test on you today at the doc?? I’m sorry I don’t have any words of wisdom for you, but I have my FX that you get your BFP before you even have to think about other options!!
Post # 3
E_Lynne615: thank you. i have my fingers crossed too.
i don’t think they will do a pregnancy test, but maybe. i have 2 more days of progesterone and then AF should arrive 2-4 days after i stop taking them. if they do a test and it is negative then i guess there is no reason to take the last 2 pills. then the next cycle can start a few days sooner.
Post # 4
I would very strongly advise your DH to see a urologist who specializes in male factor infertility. REs mainly work with women. My DH is infertile, and he had his doc and I had mine (we needed IVF due to his infertility). They worked together to get us pregnant.
Post # 5
ajillity81: How did the appointment go? Any news?
I haven’t been to a RE. But getting into cycle 10 of trying here, so it might be in our future.
Post # 6
I am not TTC yet, but have recently learnt I will have difficulties when I do so I sort of know the feeling *hugs*
Try to keep positive though, from what I’ve heard it’s a lot better for the problem to reside with the guy than the girl. It could be something as simple as him changing his diet, working out more or even just changing his type of underwear!
It’s great he wants to resolve this with you… I have a couple of friends who have been TTC for over a year and their SO’s still refuse to go and get any sorts of test.
Post # 7
CocoLoco523: the appointment went ok. i was afriad they were going to tell us we haven’t been trying long enough since i am 32 and only 7 cycles in but it was no problem. they told us the year mark is an arbitrary number they tell people. but i feel better that we are doing something.
i can’t remember all the acronyms but when AF comes, if she comes, I will call to make appointments for 3 different tests, one is at CD3, and the other 2 are after mensus but before ovulation. DH will also get tested again.
HopefulForLittleOne: the place we went has an andrology unit, it was like a one stop shop for everything related to infertility. our next appointment with the doctor is after we both get all of our testing done, so i will ask then if they think we need a urologist as well. this RE’s office wanted their own SA done. so glad that you were able to be successful with your DH’s problem.
nessdawwg: thanks. DH has been great in that aspect. he knows how much I’ve wanted a baby for so long. DH does want children also, at the 6 cycle mark he finally had a revelation that he was ready to be a father.
i definately feel better today. the doctor yesterday reassured us that both of our issues might not really be issues. but I will get poked and prodded in the next few weeks and we will see what happens.