Posted April 3, 2005
My husband and I have been married for
a little over 2 years. We have been trying to get pregnant
for a little over a year. I am 31 and he is 34. I was
concerned when we first started trying that my cycles
were irregular, and perhaps I was not ovulating. My
doctor ran the usual blood tests to determine if I was
not. The results came back normal, I was indeed ovulating.
8 months had passed and my doctor suggested my husband
have a semen
analysis. The results came back slightly low-14
million, with low motility and morphology. He was not
concerned that we could not concieve naturally and we
should keep trying.
After almost a year passed I had a HSG
to make sure my tubes were open. Once again everything
came back positive. He then referred my husband to a
urologist. He had another analysis,
and the results came back much lower than the first
time. He wanted him to do a third analysis. The count
was even lower the third time, however the motility
My husband smokes quite heavily and engages in a few
drinks after work on a regular basis. We were told to
quit trying for 3 months because it was useless. My
husband was also put on clomid, and he agreed to quit
smoking and start excercising.
I am very depressed because of course there are no
guarantees that things will improve, but I know I have
to be positive. Our doctors are both very optimistic
that we will concieve naturally, but it seems like a
I am so proud of my husband, and I am so thankful he
is willing to change his entire lifestyle for my dream
to be a mom. I know I have to be supportive and move
forward and pray for the best.
We were told that our chances with IVF
were great. However my husband wants to try everything
to have it happen naturally.
I wish every couple in our situation success. It is
a constant emotional
rollercoaster that only infertile couples will ever