Im one of your guest fertility bloggers here to talk through my journey, in the hope you find it interesting/useful/entertaining.
A bit about me:
Im 31, and the hubby is 30. We started TTC last March (2008), and so far weve had absolutely no joy. Were now into the world of fertility investigations both have had blood tests, hubbys had the sperm checks, Ive had the internal scans, and we have our second consultant appointment in a couple of weeks. Heres what we know so far:
GP told me bloods suggested no ovulation, but consultant disagrees. Initial scan result suggested endometriosis but the doc who did second scan disagrees thinks its just a dermoid cyst. So if thats right, then Im pretty much in the clear which is great news! Just working on getting my weight down to a healthy BMI – I’ve lost 1 1/2 stone in the last 6 months, but still a way to go and if IVF becomes the road we go down then I want to be in the best possible physical shape (plus, as I tell myself every month – if I can’t be pregnant I can be skinny!).
Hubbys initial sperm analysis not so positive he had a count of 0.4m per ml (I think thats the right measure the numbers definitely right though!) vs a normal 20m, at which point theres apparently not any point in discussing motility etc. (although that was also bad). Hes back for a second test this week, with a different methodology, and Im really hoping for good news from that one otherwise we have some tough decisions to make.
I found it quite hard to find info about male infertility our GP jumped straight to ICSI as a solution, while the consultant was able to discuss possible causes & treatments, which was such a different mindset. Even on the internet I found a limited amount of useful info. Ill post more about our experiences as we go in the hope that its of use to someone else in a similar boat and Ill probably also post the occasional weight loss update, wobbly comment about the emotional side of TTC and anything else that seems relevant!