(Closed) Post Cancer TTC & MMC

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
523 posts
Busy bee

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kaotoo3391 :  I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts: I’m 6 weeks pregnant after infertility (we did IVF twice and for us, it’s either a chromosomal egg issue or sperm issue, can’t determine further)- unless someone suggested otherwise, I would save what you have banked and continue trying. 1 miscarriage could be bad luck. I would hesitate unless you are sure the sperm is the issue to use up what you have on a few shots. I would also have his sperm tested to the fullest extent possible. If the sperm is the issue, you may want to consider IVF. You will then (hopefully) have a bunch of embryos frozen instead of using all the sperm and end up with nothing via IUI (70% chance vs 15-20%)

Post # 3
4997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Agreed, if you don’t have much sperm frozen I would save it for IVF in case you need it. I would also second having his (current) sperm tested in every way possible to see if any abnormalities can be identified. I’m so so sorry about your husband and your MMC – what a tough time. Wishing you the best of luck. 

Post # 5
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Personally, I’d probably try to get pregnant naturally one more time.  If you had another loss with a chromosomal issue, then I’d consider IVF.  I fully agree with the other ladies and I would not waste one sperm on IUI.  

I know how hard losses are.  Hugs and I’m sorry you are going through this! 

Post # 7
1176 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am sorry for your loss! I am in a simular situation as you as my husband has had chemo. I 100% agree with the other bees. If you decide to use what you banked do IVF.  My husbands sperm counts are too low to conceive naturally so we tried 5 IUIs (with his current sperm if that makes sense) All BFN accept 1 ectopic which they assured me it wasnt related to the chemo. MY RE told me that even same sex couples using healthy sperm and have no issues themelves only have a 25% chance conceiving with IUI. So if you only have limited sperm banked I would fo the IVF route since the succes rates are much higher. We are actually going to start IVF this summer with DH banked sperm. I dont know how long you have been ttc naturally but you could perhaps try naturally and see what happens. It may not be a chromosome issue. Can your husband get his sperm checked for this? Unfortunately mc are common so it may have nothing to do with the chemo. Sending prayes your way and wishing you the best of luck!

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