I'm a newbie/male/Sydney and it's great to stumble across this site. Some/many of you might be able to relate but I've been searching for information around azoospermia and possible solutions, alternatives, etc.
What I want to ask the forum is/are:
1/ Thoughts on IVFA versus its competitors?
2/ Thoughts on doctors/specialists. E.g. did you consult with multiple doctors before settling with a specific one?
3/ Any positive results using alternative/natural therapies?
As a background, I found out last year that I have zero sperm count. My GP recommended to see a urologist for further tests though I went directly to IVFA. So far, I wasn't too impressed with the service; the sessions were rushed and it felt like to ask questions to better understand the situation was wrong and/or you come out of the session feeling absolutely dumb. Setting aside that IVF could be a last resort to have children "naturally", my wife and I are certainly keen to look for a clinic or a specialist where the experiences we had thus far wouldn't happen again otherwise it's just off putting to go back.
On a different note, even before I found out I had zero counts, I have read of a number of couples who had no luck with IVFs yet they tried alternative therapies which actually worked for them. I wonder if anyone in the forum belongs to this statistic. I actually asked my GP about this and she believes that in some cases, the zero count could just mean that something is "asleep" in our body which the alternative medicines "wakes" up somehow. Worth a shot apparently but I wouldn't know where to start.
Anyway, thank you so much for your time and appreciate any info.