I hope you're all doing well.
It has been a while, thought I'd check back in to let you know our news.
My DH has NOA, the specialists say it is genetic (hormones all normal, no blockages), have done all the tests and can't seem to find out what has caused it. It's just one of those things.
Our first IVF cycle yielded terrible results, TESA found no motile sperm and only just enough sperm (all immotile) to fertilise my 9 eggs. We had 3 fertilise, fresh transfer BFN, nothing to freeze as remaining embryos did not progress.
We decided to do one more cycle before thinking about our other options.
I kept on taking Co Enzyme Q10, and my FS recommended starting Melatonin (the Melatonin is the only thing I did differently this cycle). My FS said that in HER experience, she gets around 1 more fertilised egg per IVF cycle when the patient uses Melatonin. That 1 egg could make all the difference, so I was very eager to try it.
Our 2nd IVF cycle was MUCH better!! TESA on both sides found 20 sperm, some of which were twitching! We got 10 eggs and 7 fertilised! Our first fresh transfer was BFN, but 2nd transfer (FET) worked I also took Pregnyl for luteal support.
Just wanted to share that with you all, as I have received so much support and great ideas from this site, and wanted to let people know success stories are possible, and to not give up hope!