My husband and I have been trying for 15 months with no luck. I have a child from a previous marriage, am 33 years old, no endo, ovulate regularly, husband has 13.7mil sperm count with 10.5 morph, 6.5 motility, 2.4ml volume. IUI or straight to IVF?


Sperm count should be 20-150

Sperm count should be 20-150 ml (so his is low), motility should be 8 million (again, his appears low) and volumes should be 1.0-6.5 (so his is normal).

Initial European studies have suggested that supplementation with Proxeed for a period of three to four months may improve motility and sperm counts. It is too early to say whether these early clinical findings are valid. Hopefully, placebo-controlled clinical trials in the United States will confirm these findings.

IUIs are so much less expensive than IVF. I would suggest asking your physician about taking a few months to try Proxeed and then perhaps an IUI. Of course, that depends on your doc’s recommendations, as well as your own financial resources and insurance options.

Someone had suggested that

Someone had suggested that since his morphology is so low, 10.5 (minimum of 14 is normal), that IUI wouldn't work for us because his sperm wouldn't be able to get through the outer layers of the egg to fertilize it. Is that true?

hi,DH and i were trying to

hi,DH and i were trying to conceive for the past 2 years.Im PCOS.well hubby sperm quality is at the borderline.might be good might be bad.
we chose IUI on last year.we managed to get pregnant but had early biochemical miscarriage.dr said might most probably due to the quality of the sperm or ovum that caused abnormalities to the embryo.
so no choice left.we had our very first ivf on last month March 2009.guess what..im preggo now at 5 weeks plus.
I suggest why not opt for IUI first then only go for IVF.who knows IUI will work on you..give it a try..plus you dont have to go through all the hard times in IVF.trust me..all the needles and medications..

 
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