I was an IVF scientist for many years before switching careers so I can help here (except the 1050, that has me stumped).
Overall he’s got heaps of good quality sperm. The 14% morphogology (as CarolinaPeach says) means that in the average guy, at least 84 out of 100 sperm have an abnormally shaped head and / or neck and / or tail. If he had a really low count and motilty, this number would really start to impact but given that he has so many good swimmers, I calculate that he still has about 38 million normal and swimming sperm to work with per sample. That’s a lot! Really! Sometimes in the lab I would spend hours searching for a single sperm to work with!
When the morphology is low, in a practical sense it could mean that either the sperm can’t swim to reach the egg or the head is the wrong shape to bind with the egg. Or both.
For sure he has heaps and heaps to do IUI with and have a good prognosis. They process the sample in the lab to sort out the swimming sperm (takes about an hour or so) and you are left with a concentrated sample of good swimmers to do the insemination with. Our lab used to ask for a minimum of 5-10 million good sperm in the processed sample to go ahead with the insemination, so you are well and truly ok with this sperm.
Also, on a practial note, I found that guys were SOOOOOO sensitive about their swimmers! I’d emphasize how awesome his count and motility are. Guys are funny.
Another thing is that I found lots of people thought that stockpiling would be the best, you know, abstaining for a while to build up the numbers, but this is not the case because sperm only last a few days inside and when they die they break down and this can adversely affect the remaining live ones. So … um, this is delicate … I’d recommend “cleaning the pipes” regularly lol and check with the dr how much abstinence he suggests before the day of the IUI sample. I expect he will say between 2 and 5 days. Doesn’t have to be intercourse, just need to keep the system ticking over. Have a written list of questions when you go in to see the doc as sometimes your mind goes blank. And ask him how often he recommends ejaculation in the weeks leading up to the IUI, and how much abstinence is ideal before the procedure. He may not have an opinion, he may be very specific. Ask him if there’s any special things to do before or after the procedure.
Also, has anyone mentioned taking Folic Acid supplements to reduce the risk of spina bifida. Need to get onto this well before you have the IUI, at least a few weeks before. There’s also a recent study out of Denmark suggesting it might help lower the risk of autism. Anway, can I suggest you do a bit of reading about this if you haven’t already. It’s a very easy and cheap but pretty important thing to help protect the health of your future baby.
That 1050% … we would use a vitality stain and count how many sperm / 100 were alive (even though some were perhaps not swimming). But clearly he’s well above average.
I hope this helps, and wishing you all the luck in the world! (and can you let us know what the 1050 means when you see the dr!).