We've been trying on and off for 2 yrs with no luck. I turn 30 next month so I got some blood tests on day 3 and 22 last month and an ultrasound on day 6 and hubby got a sperm analysis. All my tests came back perfect in every area, then I was told very manner a factly by my gp that 'I had married a dud' (very hurtful comment) and his sperm count came back as only 7 million. No mention was made if any problems with sperm movement or shape so it's only a low count as the problem. I'm really upset obviously with this news. Hubby has been told to repeat the analysis in 6 weeks time and if the results are similar (most likely the case) ill be referred to Monash IVF for ART treatments (IUI, IVF etc).
There is no real lifestyle changes to be made, he is within a healthy bmi, eats well, non smoker, drinks only on special occasions like Xmas and visits the gym 3 times a week and walks the dog everyday. He is taking vitamins but I will add some more for him on GP's advice.
Is there anybody here who had a similar situation and how did it pan out? With a perfectly healthy young women and a man with under 10 million sperm. How long did it take to get a pregnancy and with what method did you use?
Any experiences with Monash IVF? What treatments were u offered in a similar situation? I'm keen to get on with it and not try things with low rates of success.
I just have this feeling of dread. I've had it my whole life like I've always known there was going to be a problem. My parents tried IVF several times in the late 80's/early 90's after having me and not being able to have another child. It was never a success for them, IVF odds weren't very good back then. The whole thing didn't end well and I guess I've had a negative feeling about the whole thing ever since. Can anyone share some insights that would be relevant to my situation?