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    So it has been almost 2 years and still no baby. Isn't it funny how you can spend your whole life trying to not get pregnant but now that you want to it's just not happening.... we have had some basic tests that reveal i am ovulating and all my levels seem normal. Hubby was below average for most of his results, but our GP stated it wasn't a huge issue, and given he was an obstetrician for 17 years I was inclined to believe him. Anyway, referral to specialist was made but when the appointment finally came around we had to cancel as we just couldn't afford it. First appointment $300 and was going to snowball from there... Have been back to GP and requested a referral to the royal womens. I have a friend being treated there who is very happy. Most initial appointments and testing etc all bulk billed, just having to pay for meds and if it comes to IVF any parts not covered by medicare.

    Anyway, with regards to hubbys results. Having done some reading I am now thinking perhaps they are worse than we were initially led to believe. It's going to be a long wait after Christmas to be seen as a public patient, so whilst I understand that a forum does not replace a fertility specialist opinion, is there anyone more experienced than myself who can shed some light on how bad things are?

    Hubby results are:
    Volume: 2.8ml
    Sperm Concentration : 12,200,000ml
    Total Motility : 30%
    Progressive Motility : 25%
    Morphology: 10% normal forms

    His sex and testosterone levels were low but still within normal range...

    Thanks in advance!

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    I can't remember numbers but dh count and motility were both low. My results were normal. First fertility specialist recommended ivf straight away and said this would be our only chance of conceiving. I wasn't too comfortable with him as I felt he was inexperienced so I wanted a second opinion. Next specialist looked at the results, said our chances were low, we could fall pregnant naturally but it could take 5 years. Because I was 30 yo and we had been trying naturally for 2 years unsuccessfully we decided to go ahead with ivf (icsi) and were fortunate enough to conceive on the first transfer.

    I wish you and your dh all the best xxx

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    Here are the guidelines. Your DH results sound fine, a few areas slightly less than ideal but ok. You can always get him to take menevit if he isn't already for an extra boost.
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    Seeing if this pic is better quality

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    Thanks... i know they are not way under but was hoping to find out how much of an issue this really is. Thank you for the replies

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    Quote Originally Posted by erin993 View Post
    Thanks... i know they are not way under but was hoping to find out how much of an issue this really is. Thank you for the replies
    I know lots of couples pregnant with much worse analyses. Have a chat with your FS if it's worrying you and get DH on menevit in the meantime and cut out grog/caffeine etc xxx

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    Also vitamin c I think helps with sperm concentration.

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    Talk to you FS, mine went on menevit, coq10, vit e and c and had much better results when tested 3 months late. Good luck xx

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    Mine had low motility and were abnormally shaped and we were told we would need ivf. Got a second opinion and got pregnant naturally 4 months later.

    We did acupuncture (80% success rate), he went on paternal plus (like menevit but natural version), vit c, fish oil, cq-10 and zinc. Plus diet changes. I believe all these things helped. For us the thing that's helped the most is being comfortable with our OB

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    Can't remember dh's exact results except that his motility was the same as your dh's and we were advised that getting pregnant wasn't impossible but would be harder so IVF was an option we could look at. We didn't muck around. We did get pregnant naturally twice along the way and miscarried.
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