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Robin's Story
Posted May 10, 2006

My husband and I have been married for five years (this October). We have been ttc for two of those years. After the first year we decided to see a Reproductive Endocronologist - it was the best decision we made. Initially we were communicating through each of our own doctors. That made treatment a pain in the rear - each doctor was saying something different.

I had an intial gyno exam which checked out fine. So, my dh had his semen analysis which showed low sperm count and motility, in addition to low volume. His doctor was convinced that this was the problem. He ignored my fear that something else was wrong...I felt I needed more of a going-over. He referred dh to a specialist who would perform a surigical procedure to remove a varicose vein.

Well, neither one of us was satisfied. Something just seemed off. We wanted more information and it just seemed we were being thrown in all directions and that no one really knew what they were doing. So, we found a RE who had a fertility clinic near us.

It turned out that I had suffered a miscarriage and my body wasn't cleansing itself. So, I had a D&C. Along with that I also have PCOS. They re-did dh's semen analysis to find it low, but not as bad as previously thought. The hospital I had previously gone to had rigid rules about being checked in before dropping off the test combined with drive time... the sample was destroyed and the results were worthless. He still had a low sperm count, but it was workable and definitely no surgery needed (imagine if we did that unnecessarily!).

So, after nearly a year of trying off and on we ended up conceiving. On March 4, 2006 Hunter William was born. I thank God for him every day! Keep strong ladies it can happen :)) Hugs to all of you!!

 

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