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I've lurked previously on this board, and posted a few times, but quite a while ago.
My husband and I have just started seeing a fertility doctor. Our issue is my husband's sperm count. He had cancer as a child and underwent years or radiation and chemo. They said the average male's count is somewhere around 40 million. His is 20,000. I have gone for a few internal ultrasounds and a sonohistograph to check my uterus. So far everything on my end seems to be ok. Since my husband's count is so low, we are going to skip over IUI since they need a count of at least 2 million after a wash and go straight to IVF. He said the earliest we're looking at to start is September. The doctor said I have to do another check of the uterus when my next period starts (which I'm not sure when it will be since I am quite irregular) then they will put me on birth control and do a trial transfer. I don't have a ton of questions yet, but I'm sure I will as the process goes along. How many of you have gone through IVF? How long do you have to be on meds until the actual implantation? Any idea what the chance of multiples is?
I have never gone through IVF either so I cannot give very good advice , I do know of ladys who have gone to IVF due to very low sperm count , here is the IVF board TTC by IVF - JustMommies Message Boards. good luck.
I just wanted to give you a success story. My husband has a very low count, and we did IVF with ICSI twice. We were very blessed with two beautiful girls (one from each cycle--ages 2 1/2 and 5 months). My testing was normal. I think the most important thing is finding a clinic and a doctor you feel comfortable with, and who you feel care about you and your babies. Check their success numbers (all available on line through the CDC). Good luck! As for the chance of multiples, my clinic had a 30% incidence of twins, and 2% incidence of triplets. We put two embryos back both cycles, and were blessed with one baby each time.
Once again, I wish you the very best of luck!
Our IVF miracles:
Brianna Marie Johnson Born 1/30/2009 at 6lbs 9 oz and 19 1/2 in Aryanna Michelle Johnson Born 2/10/2011 at 8lbs 7Oz and 20 inches