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June 12th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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Ladies, you are all seen by me as a wellspring of info, so I felt I could share here with what hubby and I are going through.

We had testing done last cy and found out that we are dealing with unexplained coupled with mild MIF.

My hubby's S/A was good apart from his motility - 55%. Is that really bad? I mean bad enough that we couldn't do this ourselves? We are looking into FertilAid and are really feeling no peace about the Clomid+IUI especially since there is nothing amiss with me. I am just having a hard time thinking about taking that drug

I've already learned that 50% motility is considered 'normal' so what do you think? It's 5% that needs a boost, no? Are we silly to not go the Clomid+IUI route and just sit back and hope the vits will help his swimmers in a couple of months or so?

Just venting and enquiring....

TIA.
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June 12th, 2007, 10:01 AM
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His s/a results sound pretty good -- I wouldn't worry about them too much! Try pumping him up on vitamins, and things will probably improve, but it isn't too bad from the sounds of it. Good luck!
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June 12th, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Thanks so much for your swift reply Katie :smiles:
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June 12th, 2007, 10:21 AM
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heehee, just noticed your new avatar -- we're both zebra couples....but in reverse!
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June 12th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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My hubby found out Tuna fish and licopene can help boost sperm count. He had looked it up online doing a Google search and he has forgotten some of the suggestions for him. He'd recommend if your hubby is going to try boosting his sperm count, to make sure he eats what's suggests a few days/weeks before doing another s/a or if when you are going to try BD.

I hope that helps
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June 12th, 2007, 10:33 AM
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Do you know what his morphology or count is? 50% is still really good! It doesn't mean that you wouldn't be able to conceive naturally. I'm curious to know what his other #s where like ph, vol, and motility type
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June 12th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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Thanks ladies

Katie after seeing your siggy I was like...I better show youl our recent pic which was taken Sunday Zebra couple I have not heard that expression before. He gives me vanilla hugs and I give him chocolate

stowers2k3 all my doc said was that everything was fine apart from his motility...I intend on finding out exact numbers from my GP as she was forwarded a copy of all the results.
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Vanessa, the reason they probably want you on Clomid is because it can give you a nice strong O, in turn creating a better egg and in turn the corpeus luteum producing a nice amount of progesterone to support a pregnancy. Of course there is the possibility that you would release more than one egg as well therefore giving more targets for the sperm to reach (and therefore again upping the 'odds'). Especially at our (ahem) 'age', there is increased odds that our egg quality is going down so this is probably the other part of the reasoning behind the Clomid. Long before we discovered my plumbing issue, the first thing he recommended was Femara and IUI. He gave me all of the reasons above (the only difference is my DH S/A was fine).

Is it the side effects you are worried about? If so I would recommend the Femara - my doctor swears by it now - calls it the new Clomid. The only side effect I get is exactly 60 minutes after taking my tablets each night, I get a headache that last exactly an hour. Nothing else at all. You might want to discuss with your doctor changing your prescription over to it if he is main stream and using it in his clinic (many aren't because it is off label use but the research is starting to come in - it is safe. It is out of your body so much faster than Clomid so there can be no risk to a fetus since you won't even have ovulated yet by the time it's out of your system).

Not sure if I helped or confused you even more now... B)
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