Nice to meet you :)

Hi ladies,

Newbie here to the group! As a pretty active member of the project wedding group in 2009, I want to revisit the site as I now find myself in a whole area of trying to conceive---hence a new account, alias, etc. Funny how I just assumed baby making would be an absolute no brainer. It has turned out to be so much more complicated. Having been on the pill for the better part of 14 years, I realized after a while that my body really didn't have a clue what it was doing! I was fortunate however, to get regular 29-31 day cycles after a couple months. What I did find out though, was that I ovulated late CD 19-21 and that my luteal phase was too short. My doctor suggested putting me on Clomid to help strengthen my ovulation. And man, did I have a hard time wrapping my head around having to go on fertility drugs. Well, fast forward to the point where I tell my DH that perhaps he should get an SA before I out my body through that, and what a devastating surprise. I was in such a fog from the shock that all I can remember is everything was poor---morphology, motility and a count of 1.9 million! What a blow! In 5 minutes, we suddenly shifted from a slight issue with me to the world of infertility. We have an appointment next month with a specialist--- a Urologist who specializes in male infertility. I guess I look forward to the clarity, but I am just praying his SA was a fluke and that perhaps even though he might not have optimal fertility, they won't feel the need to dive into science. I'm 29 and DH is 40.

Anyway, I look forward to joining such a supportive group. Sometimes I think the ladies on these boards know more than anyone because of the collective information sharing.

Nice to meet you all.
Posted on June 17, 2011 at 5:24 am
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Hi - Welcome to the boards :)


Before my DH had his SA done, the RE told me that if it was counts were low that we would want to jump directly into IUI for that very reason.  If not, we could do timed intercourse.  I am not sure if all RE's feel the same way about it, but due to his age they will probably push for that I am assuming. 


Have you had success with Clomid?  I am confused on if you have started it or not.

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 7:06 am
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Hi ccia84,

I haven't gone on Clomid yet. I wanted to be sure DH was in good shape before starting. It was just supposed to be a formality---little did we know that the issue was him. My doc said his SA was 90% the reason why I had not gotten pregnant. Unfortunately, I think we are beyond the Clomid stage :( although, I would def try it if the male infertility specialist felt it might make difference.
Posted on June 17, 2011 at 10:55 am
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Sorry girl - I hope someone can maybe chime in who has had issues with sperm problems...I guess you first have to figure out why everything is low and figure if your DH can get on any type of meds to help raise his levels.


I hope everything works out for you guys!

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 5:07 am
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Thanks so much, ccia84 ;)
Posted on June 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm
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Hi Kefi,


My Dh has a low sperm count and as far as we can tell so far, that is really at the crux of our infertility issues. My hsg was normal, I ovulate like clockwork, etc. Despite that, for the IUI, our RE put me on Clomid basically just to strengthen ovulation and make absolute sure there were eggs maturing and ready for the sperm. If your DH has had an injury or even some "structural" issue then a urologist can help otherwise it is just things like diet, exercise and vitamins that are necessary. This diet advice I have found in my research but no overwhelming documentation that it significantly helps increase male fertility. That being said my DH takes vitamins, exercises, has reduced alcohol intake, increased veggies and fruit because if it helps even a teeny tiny bit then why not, right? :)
Also, it only takes one good sperm to get up there and get the job done. I have heard countless stories of other couples with this issue who have gotten pregnant without ivf.
In fact, I think Shalliwell's Dh had that and they got pregnant and she needed clomid to ovulate. So it does happen! (I sure hope I got the right person)
Here's hoping all you need is a little luck, vitamins and the right timing ;)

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 8:54 am
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G8R.Girl--- I'm going to pm you :)
Posted on June 24, 2011 at 11:36 am

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