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#1 liddo9

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:35 PM

Hi Everyone!

 

I am new to this, and was searching the Internet for some support groups!!

 

My DH was told he has very low 1-2% morphology issues. The doc said our only treatment options for him is some male fertility vitamins. We have him on those and have to wait another 2 months to see if they helped ( fingers crossed there is improvement) 

 

Has anyone else husbands been on any vitamins and shown improvement in their numbers and or got naturally pregnant??

 

Our Dr doesnt think we should try insemination with low numbers it wont work. He wants us to try IVF but sadly that is way out of our budget right now. th_agrr.gif

 


Me:28

DH:27

TTC:2012

DX:Male factor poor morphology

 

OFC: After all testing was completed on both of us, throughout jan-may 2014 male factor was the cause. Was told only option was IVF if we ever wanted a chance of conceiving. Was very upset with results.  cry.gif  Dr also then recommended DH to take supplements and vitamins to see if this would improve morphology and maybe attempt IUI sometime in the fall.

 

July 22/14 After 2 months on fertilaid for him we got a BFP th_abfp.gif ( miracle)

AUG 31/14 6 week ultrasound everything looks good so far BPM 100preggo.gif 

Sep 9th/14 Will be 12 weeks..fingers crossed!

 


#2 tjluvbug

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:39 AM

Liddo- so sorry that you are going thru this. Some couples have found various vitamins and herbal supplements to be helpful in improving sperm factors. The ones I've heard of most are fertilaid and fertile pro. Also, coenzyme q10 and and antioxidants are supposed to be helpful. We noticed a significant difference with my dh's SA after using the supplements but unfortunately we've still had to go thru ivf and are gearing up for our third round. Good luck witth whatever route you choose to go! This forum has so many members that possess a wealth of information!
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#3 hamiltwin

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:30 AM

You are definitely not alone here on the forums!  Is your husband's count and volume normal? If so, you may not have much to worry about!  I think teratospermia should be classified as sub fertility and not infertility for some men!  When you look at the WHO parameters for what is considered a normal S/A, you only need 624,000 normally shaped sperm that are motile! Our FS said we had severe MFI, but in all honesty I did the math myself and we have double what the WHO considers 'normal'! Whether or not the poorly shaped sperm impede healthy sperm from getting to and penetrating an egg is another question. The opinions on this are certainly conflicting among FS. With regards, to natural fertilization IVF, low morphology usually results in poor fertilization rates. With ICSI, they are similar. The thought with natural fert IVF, is that the abnormal sperm get in the way of the normal sperm thus preventing fertilization.  We don't really know if this translates in vivo. 

 

Normal WHO Parameters:

Volume 1.5ml

Count 15 million/ml

Total count 39 million

Rapid Progressive 32%

Total motile 40%

Morph 4%

 

In May 2013, we too were diagnosed with severe teratospermia (1% normal forms with strict Kruger morphology). We were told that in most cases no cause can be identified. My husband stopped using Rogaine (topical scalp solution to reduce hair loss) and started on FertilPro. We repeated the S/A about 3 months later but unfortunately, his morphology was down to 0.5%. We were told that IVF with ICSI was our only option. We were completely blind-sided by the diagnosis as we conceived a son naturally and without any difficulty in 2010.

 We did our first IVF that unfortunately was unsuccessful, mainly due to poor egg quality. At least we think it was poor egg quality because we had a low fertilization rate and lost most of our embryos by Day 2. We asked about doing a DNA Fragmentation test but our Fertility Specialist didn't think it was necessary as he felt it would not change the management plan. IVF/ICSI would always be our only option. I have since gotten a second opinion from another FS and have learned that a high DNA Fragmentation Index can also contribute to poor fertilization rates even with ICSI and can lead to poor quality embryos. Have you had a DNA Fragmentation test done yet? Although it will likely not change the management plan, it might be nice to know if it's high or not. We may decide not to do IVF again if my husband's DFI is elevated.

 

He started on a whole bunch of supplements. I'll try to get him to get the list for me and I'll share it with you.  We still aren't pregnant yet and we still haven't had a repeat S/A to see if things have improved. We'll know in Sept, when we plan to do IVF#2.1! 

 

Good luck with whatever way you choose to build your family! It is possible to get pregnant naturally with teratospermia! I'm living proof of that! It may take a bit longer but it is always possible!


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For full details on our IF journey, see my About Me page.

 

Summary:

Secondary infertility due to Mosaic Triple X syndrome, endometriosis and teratospermia.

 

IVF#1 (Sept 2013) with fresh transfer: BFN.

IVF#2 (March 2014) converted to IUI due to poor response: BFN

IVF#2.1 (October 2014): freeze-all due to PGS. 2 euploid blastocysts, 2 "no results".

FET#1 (December 2014): chemical pregnancy.

FET#2 (March 2015): BFN. No more euploid blasts. sad.png

FET#3 (Nov 2015): after many cancelled cycles we finally transferred our last 2 "no result" blasts. hcg 329 at 9pd5dt th_abfp.gif

July 8, 2016: Our precious girls were born at 37 weeks gestational age! babygirl.gifbabygirl.gif

 


#4 liddo9

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:05 PM

Thank you so much for all the great information from both of you! I really appreciate it!!! 

 

How do you know all the husbands numbers etc? I guess next time I will have to write this all down for future reference. When we were in the consult room everything was so overwhelming. He goes back in September for another sperm analysis and we will then pray his numbers have improved from his vitamins. He is on fertilaid plus some additional ones. I do recall his volume being good it was just the morphology was low.

 

Good luck to both of you ladies! :) 


Me:28

DH:27

TTC:2012

DX:Male factor poor morphology

 

OFC: After all testing was completed on both of us, throughout jan-may 2014 male factor was the cause. Was told only option was IVF if we ever wanted a chance of conceiving. Was very upset with results.  cry.gif  Dr also then recommended DH to take supplements and vitamins to see if this would improve morphology and maybe attempt IUI sometime in the fall.

 

July 22/14 After 2 months on fertilaid for him we got a BFP th_abfp.gif ( miracle)

AUG 31/14 6 week ultrasound everything looks good so far BPM 100preggo.gif 

Sep 9th/14 Will be 12 weeks..fingers crossed!

 


#5 liddo9

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:06 PM

ps: what is the DNA test you are speaking of?


Me:28

DH:27

TTC:2012

DX:Male factor poor morphology

 

OFC: After all testing was completed on both of us, throughout jan-may 2014 male factor was the cause. Was told only option was IVF if we ever wanted a chance of conceiving. Was very upset with results.  cry.gif  Dr also then recommended DH to take supplements and vitamins to see if this would improve morphology and maybe attempt IUI sometime in the fall.

 

July 22/14 After 2 months on fertilaid for him we got a BFP th_abfp.gif ( miracle)

AUG 31/14 6 week ultrasound everything looks good so far BPM 100preggo.gif 

Sep 9th/14 Will be 12 weeks..fingers crossed!

 


#6 hamiltwin

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:15 PM

Get a copy of all your test results when you see the fertility specialist! It's a complete nightmare trying to get them from the OFC later on!  You can always call your FS secretary and ask her to provide you with a copy. You are entitled to them and they cannot refuse to give them to you! 

 

I find that the OFC takes such a fatalistic approach to teratospermia when discussing the diagnosis with patients! I remember being devastated and feeling there was no hope I could ever get pregnant again after our FS gave us the diagnosis.  Eventually, I found a few women who set the record straight for me! If all the other numbers are great, then I think it is entirely possible to conceive naturally. There are far worse MFI diagnoses!

 

The DNA fragmentation test is a test to measure the genetic integrity of spermatozoa. They basically take a sperm sample and measured how fragmented the DNA is. The higher the fragmentation, the worse the genetic integrity and thus the lower the chance of having good quality/normal embryos. Many men with infertility or sub fertility have high DNA fragmentation rates which could contribute to lower iVF success rates and higher chance of miscarriage. Our FS at the OFC did not want to order it for us as he felt it would not change the management plan. IVF/ICSI is the treatment no matter what the DNA frag index.  My new FS likes to get all the available testing done to give his patients the most realistic expectations. It's not an essential test though so I'm not surprised that the OFC didn't suggest it. They never suggested it for us either. 

 

I hope your repeat S/A improves a lot! Keep us posted!


For full details on our IF journey, see my About Me page.

 

Summary:

Secondary infertility due to Mosaic Triple X syndrome, endometriosis and teratospermia.

 

IVF#1 (Sept 2013) with fresh transfer: BFN.

IVF#2 (March 2014) converted to IUI due to poor response: BFN

IVF#2.1 (October 2014): freeze-all due to PGS. 2 euploid blastocysts, 2 "no results".

FET#1 (December 2014): chemical pregnancy.

FET#2 (March 2015): BFN. No more euploid blasts. sad.png

FET#3 (Nov 2015): after many cancelled cycles we finally transferred our last 2 "no result" blasts. hcg 329 at 9pd5dt th_abfp.gif

July 8, 2016: Our precious girls were born at 37 weeks gestational age! babygirl.gifbabygirl.gif

 


#7 TryingForOur2ndChild

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

My DH initally had less than 1 milllion sperm on his SA and with that they couldn't count morphology due to low numbers. While we waited for our referral appt to a fertility clinic he started on vitamins suggested by our naturopath. He was on FertilAid, MotilityBoost, CountBoost, Vit C, CoQ10 and omega.... with vitamins alone he went up to 1.3 million. Not a great number but at least it was able to be documented. He has since been on clomid for low testosterone and it was brought his count up to 3 million but with only a 2% morphology.

 

Our fertility clinic wanted my DH to do the DNA fragmentation test because they said that if it's above 70% the chances of a successful pregnancy drastically decreased and would be suggesting donor sperm at that time, though luckily my DHs was way below that.

They also suggested the keroytype testing to be performed which can take some time to get back.


See full journey details on my profile:

 

About Us:

​Trying to conceive since 2013 (male factor); Me: 39 yrs old; DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

~ 2014 ~ IVF Cycle #1:

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized; 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- transferred two day-3s: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2; Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

- added Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

​- HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif  Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

~ 2016/17IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all cycle

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Feb. 6: start Teva-Doxycycline antibiotic100mg one day before procedure
Feb. 7: scheduled transfer at 11:45am; 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg taken 45mins before transfer; transfer of one 4AA blast

Feb.20: BETA - BFN; approved to go right into another natural FET with no cycle in between

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Feb.24: CD3 - u/s and b/w= nothing said about lining; E2 19, LH 4.4 IU/L, FSH 6.6 IU/L, Prolactin 8.1 Ng/mL, TSH 2.22 IU/L, Progesterone 1.6 nmol/L, Glucose 4.1 - I requested (norm is 3.6-7.7); back on CD15; acupuncture 2x weekly until fet to try and bring on LH surge sooner than CD17.

Mar.6: OPK positive in the evening so looks like I will be going into the clinic tomorrow

Mar.7: CD14 - u/s and b/w= 11mm triple lining; E2 712, LH 32 IU/L

Mar.8: CD15 - b/w= confirmed LH surge was yesterday; E2 343, LH 8.12 IU/L; start Endometrin 3x/daily

Mar.11: start Doxycycline antibiotic 100mg (8 pills total) one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished

Mar.12: scheduled transfer at 10am of one 4BA blast; 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg taken 45mins before transfer

Mar.23: HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif

​Mar.25: BETA scheduled

 

 

 

 


#8 cheers

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

I can't remember what the WHO considers normal morphology but it is very low - something like 5%?  Somebody else may be able to confirm this.  All this to say that it is not uncommon for men to have <3% morphology.  My hubby was diagnosed with 0% morphology (all other parameters were normal or even above normal) and the OFC advised us that IVF with ICSI would yield the best chances of success.

 

The clinic was quick to suggest donor sperm but we weren't ready to go that route so we sought a second opinion from another clinic.

 

Everything is a gamble.  Some couples with low morphology conceive without any assistance, whereas others may need to go the route of IUIs or IVF.  We had an extremely rare form on MFI with morphology.  My hubby took all the vitamins and saw improvement with his count and motility but unfortunately not with the morphology.

 

I've noticed that different clinics have different opinions on what the impact of sperm morphology may have an fertility.  Some see it as a so-called 'beauty contest' whereas others what to confirm that there are no DNA defects.  In which case they check for DNA fragmentation and karyotyping.   

 

Did your RE recommend that your hubby have a consult with a urologist?  Sometimes they can check for other factors which may be affecting his morphology.

 

Best wishes and feel free to ask questions! 



#9 Beth83

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:03 PM

Hi Liddo,

 

Sorry for my late reply to your post, but I wanted to share my story with you and give you some hope!!  After a couple of years of trying DH and I were diagnosed with severe MF with a low count (about 10 million), low morphology (about 2%) and low motility.  They couldn't find anything wrong with me aside from a longer cycle which made timing ovulation a bit tough.  The Drs told us our only chance of conceiving was through IVF with ICSI.  They wouldn't consider IUI because of the low morphology.  We got onto the waitlist for IVF and started saving our pennies.  In the meantime, more towards gearing up for the IVF, I had DH taking C0Q10 (200mg/day), omega 3's, a multivitamin, vitamin C and glucosamine (for his joints, unrelated to MF). 

Low and behold in December of 2013 we conceived naturally.  We were absolutely shocked and over the moon....a true miracle we felt.  I simply could not believe it after sitting in with specialists telling you it will 'never' happen.  DH immediately said that it was because of us (ME!) accepting that we had MF and that we needed IVF and not letting the stress of trying to conceive take over our lives that our bodies were finally able to conceive naturally.

Sadly our pregnancy ended due to a chromosomal abnormality which was about a 1 in 20,000 chance of occurrence.  I am hoping and praying that if we conceived once with a low count/morphology, we can do it again smile.png

 

Best of luck to you and to your DH.  Be kind to one another as you go through this trying time, and be thankful and glad for your DH who, even though may have something medically out of whack, is still your partner and #1 teammate.  Love will prevail, no matter which way your family gets started.

xxoo


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Married: 2008 TTC #1 since 2010
Diagnosed Mar/13 with severe MF - waiting for IVF w/ICSI
Natural BFP Dec/13!…Our Miracle...Sadly our Angel baby boy was born still May 7/14 at 23 weeks
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#10 dayle78

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:08 AM

Thanks everyone here for such amazing information! It helps a lot.


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#11 danidin

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:36 AM

My physician recommended me a natural supplement called optisperm.

He said that optisperm is the only male fertility supplement tested in real life sperm test and showed great results. the recommendation is 3 months but in my case a major improvement was shown after 2 months.

After many attempts, the IUI final succeed! 

 



#12 nero

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 10:12 AM

Hi Everyone!

 

I am new to this, and was searching the Internet for some support groups!!

 

My DH was told he has very low 1-2% morphology issues. The doc said our only treatment options for him is some male fertility vitamins. We have him on those and have to wait another 2 months to see if they helped ( fingers crossed there is improvement) 

 

Has anyone else husbands been on any vitamins and shown improvement in their numbers and or got naturally pregnant??

 

Our Dr doesnt think we should try insemination with low numbers it wont work. He wants us to try IVF but sadly that is way out of our budget right now. th_agrr.gif

 

 

Hi Liddo9

I saw that you are pregnant (and most probably already gave birth) this is amazing!!!! My husband is on Fertile ProMen. How many per day your husband got the supplements? did you ever later do a SA? I am also just hoping we will conceive naturally :) 



#13 liddo9

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:33 AM

 

Hi Everyone!

 

I am new to this, and was searching the Internet for some support groups!!

 

My DH was told he has very low 1-2% morphology issues. The doc said our only treatment options for him is some male fertility vitamins. We have him on those and have to wait another 2 months to see if they helped ( fingers crossed there is improvement) 

 

Has anyone else husbands been on any vitamins and shown improvement in their numbers and or got naturally pregnant??

 

Our Dr doesnt think we should try insemination with low numbers it wont work. He wants us to try IVF but sadly that is way out of our budget right now. th_agrr.gif

 

 

Hi Liddo9

I saw that you are pregnant (and most probably already gave birth) this is amazing!!!! My husband is on Fertile ProMen. How many per day your husband got the supplements? did you ever later do a SA? I am also just hoping we will conceive naturally smile.png

 

Hey Nero:

 

Yes my baby boy was born March 29 2015! I cant remember how many  pills he was taking it was alot but it said on the bottle maybe 3 a day? but he was also taking other supplements to help.  I believe he was taking Zinc ( which really helps with correcting the bad sperm)  COQ10 which really helped its antioxidant prevents DNA damage vitamin C . It was about 6 pills a day which is crazy but after 2 months of this we conceived right away. We never did get another sperm anaylsis because we were 2 months pregnant by that point. Dr haebe at the ottawa clinic believed the pills really helped he wanted us try them first before we tried anything else more invasive. I swear all the pills helped! I figured its worth a shot and it can take about 3 months to fully get in your system. Good luck!!! It can happen, it happened to me! :) and it also helped once i somewhat stopped stressing which easier said then done lol

CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf
CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf
CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf

 


Me:28

DH:27

TTC:2012

DX:Male factor poor morphology

 

OFC: After all testing was completed on both of us, throughout jan-may 2014 male factor was the cause. Was told only option was IVF if we ever wanted a chance of conceiving. Was very upset with results.  cry.gif  Dr also then recommended DH to take supplements and vitamins to see if this would improve morphology and maybe attempt IUI sometime in the fall.

 

July 22/14 After 2 months on fertilaid for him we got a BFP th_abfp.gif ( miracle)

AUG 31/14 6 week ultrasound everything looks good so far BPM 100preggo.gif 

Sep 9th/14 Will be 12 weeks..fingers crossed!

 


#14 nero

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 01:29 PM

 

 

Hi Everyone!

 

I am new to this, and was searching the Internet for some support groups!!

 

My DH was told he has very low 1-2% morphology issues. The doc said our only treatment options for him is some male fertility vitamins. We have him on those and have to wait another 2 months to see if they helped ( fingers crossed there is improvement) 

 

Has anyone else husbands been on any vitamins and shown improvement in their numbers and or got naturally pregnant??

 

Our Dr doesnt think we should try insemination with low numbers it wont work. He wants us to try IVF but sadly that is way out of our budget right now. th_agrr.gif

 

 

Hi Liddo9

I saw that you are pregnant (and most probably already gave birth) this is amazing!!!! My husband is on Fertile ProMen. How many per day your husband got the supplements? did you ever later do a SA? I am also just hoping we will conceive naturally smile.png

 

Hey Nero:

 

Yes my baby boy was born March 29 2015! I cant remember how many  pills he was taking it was alot but it said on the bottle maybe 3 a day? but he was also taking other supplements to help.  I believe he was taking Zinc ( which really helps with correcting the bad sperm)  COQ10 which really helped its antioxidant prevents DNA damage vitamin C . It was about 6 pills a day which is crazy but after 2 months of this we conceived right away. We never did get another sperm anaylsis because we were 2 months pregnant by that point. Dr haebe at the ottawa clinic believed the pills really helped he wanted us try them first before we tried anything else more invasive. I swear all the pills helped! I figured its worth a shot and it can take about 3 months to fully get in your system. Good luck!!! It can happen, it happened to me! smile.png and it also helped once i somewhat stopped stressing which easier said then done lol

CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf
CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf
CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf

 

 

Hi Liddo9

Congratulations with you beautiful baby :) so happy for you :) My husband's morphology is low. We are patient of Dr. Claman and he gave my husband Fertile Prohommes it has L-carnitine (400 mg), Vitamin C (300 mg), Vitamin E (100IU), Selenium (80 mpg), Zinc (30 mg), Folic acid (1 mg) and Vitamin B12 (50  mcg). It is like a multivitamin supplement. He is taking 1 per day (it is also suggested like that on the box). But now I realize it does not have Q10 in it. Maybe we should get it as an additional supplement. We are now in the list for IVF (as you may know that OHIP covers 1 IVF treatment). But the doctor said that we might need to wait till May (or even longer). So that will fantastic if we could get the pregnancy before that as well :) who knows. Thanks for you kind message. All the best for you and your lovely family :)



#15 liddo9

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 01:50 PM

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

 

I am new to this, and was searching the Internet for some support groups!!

 

My DH was told he has very low 1-2% morphology issues. The doc said our only treatment options for him is some male fertility vitamins. We have him on those and have to wait another 2 months to see if they helped ( fingers crossed there is improvement) 

 

Has anyone else husbands been on any vitamins and shown improvement in their numbers and or got naturally pregnant??

 

Our Dr doesnt think we should try insemination with low numbers it wont work. He wants us to try IVF but sadly that is way out of our budget right now. th_agrr.gif

 

 

Hi Liddo9

I saw that you are pregnant (and most probably already gave birth) this is amazing!!!! My husband is on Fertile ProMen. How many per day your husband got the supplements? did you ever later do a SA? I am also just hoping we will conceive naturally smile.png

 

Hey Nero:

 

Yes my baby boy was born March 29 2015! I cant remember how many  pills he was taking it was alot but it said on the bottle maybe 3 a day? but he was also taking other supplements to help.  I believe he was taking Zinc ( which really helps with correcting the bad sperm)  COQ10 which really helped its antioxidant prevents DNA damage vitamin C . It was about 6 pills a day which is crazy but after 2 months of this we conceived right away. We never did get another sperm anaylsis because we were 2 months pregnant by that point. Dr haebe at the ottawa clinic believed the pills really helped he wanted us try them first before we tried anything else more invasive. I swear all the pills helped! I figured its worth a shot and it can take about 3 months to fully get in your system. Good luck!!! It can happen, it happened to me! smile.png and it also helped once i somewhat stopped stressing which easier said then done lol

CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf
CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf
CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf

 

 

Hi Liddo9

Congratulations with you beautiful baby smile.png so happy for you smile.png My husband's morphology is low. We are patient of Dr. Claman and he gave my husband Fertile Prohommes it has L-carnitine (400 mg), Vitamin C (300 mg), Vitamin E (100IU), Selenium (80 mpg), Zinc (30 mg), Folic acid (1 mg) and Vitamin B12 (50  mcg). It is like a multivitamin supplement. He is taking 1 per day (it is also suggested like that on the box). But now I realize it does not have Q10 in it. Maybe we should get it as an additional supplement. We are now in the list for IVF (as you may know that OHIP covers 1 IVF treatment). But the doctor said that we might need to wait till May (or even longer). So that will fantastic if we could get the pregnancy before that as well smile.png who knows. Thanks for you kind message. All the best for you and your lovely family smile.png

 

 

Yes I did see that they will cover one round I wasnt sure how it worked though. So because of the low morphology you qaulify then for a try? Thats awesome news its about time they help us people out! In Quebec its covered and its so annoying. So how long is the general wait list? May isnt bad but I guess it depends on how long you have been waiting already. Yes try the CQ10. I think anything additional can only help! Check out fertilaid male pills they have great reviews! I can also say they worked for us and they have great reviews. Maybe see whats in them compared to your hubbys. Here is the link let me know!

http://www.fairhaven...id-for-men.html


Me:28

DH:27

TTC:2012

DX:Male factor poor morphology

 

OFC: After all testing was completed on both of us, throughout jan-may 2014 male factor was the cause. Was told only option was IVF if we ever wanted a chance of conceiving. Was very upset with results.  cry.gif  Dr also then recommended DH to take supplements and vitamins to see if this would improve morphology and maybe attempt IUI sometime in the fall.

 

July 22/14 After 2 months on fertilaid for him we got a BFP th_abfp.gif ( miracle)

AUG 31/14 6 week ultrasound everything looks good so far BPM 100preggo.gif 

Sep 9th/14 Will be 12 weeks..fingers crossed!

 


#16 nero

nero
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  • My Clinic:ottawa fertility centre

Posted 26 November 2015 - 02:21 PM

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

 

I am new to this, and was searching the Internet for some support groups!!

 

My DH was told he has very low 1-2% morphology issues. The doc said our only treatment options for him is some male fertility vitamins. We have him on those and have to wait another 2 months to see if they helped ( fingers crossed there is improvement) 

 

Has anyone else husbands been on any vitamins and shown improvement in their numbers and or got naturally pregnant??

 

Our Dr doesnt think we should try insemination with low numbers it wont work. He wants us to try IVF but sadly that is way out of our budget right now. th_agrr.gif

 

 

Hi Liddo9

I saw that you are pregnant (and most probably already gave birth) this is amazing!!!! My husband is on Fertile ProMen. How many per day your husband got the supplements? did you ever later do a SA? I am also just hoping we will conceive naturally smile.png

 

Hey Nero:

 

Yes my baby boy was born March 29 2015! I cant remember how many  pills he was taking it was alot but it said on the bottle maybe 3 a day? but he was also taking other supplements to help.  I believe he was taking Zinc ( which really helps with correcting the bad sperm)  COQ10 which really helped its antioxidant prevents DNA damage vitamin C . It was about 6 pills a day which is crazy but after 2 months of this we conceived right away. We never did get another sperm anaylsis because we were 2 months pregnant by that point. Dr haebe at the ottawa clinic believed the pills really helped he wanted us try them first before we tried anything else more invasive. I swear all the pills helped! I figured its worth a shot and it can take about 3 months to fully get in your system. Good luck!!! It can happen, it happened to me! smile.png and it also helped once i somewhat stopped stressing which easier said then done lol

CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf
CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf
CoQ10, helps to improve sperm health as well as prevent DNA damage - See more at: http://www.natural-h...h.nLtzUGmH.dpuf

 

 

Hi Liddo9

Congratulations with you beautiful baby smile.png so happy for you smile.png My husband's morphology is low. We are patient of Dr. Claman and he gave my husband Fertile Prohommes it has L-carnitine (400 mg), Vitamin C (300 mg), Vitamin E (100IU), Selenium (80 mpg), Zinc (30 mg), Folic acid (1 mg) and Vitamin B12 (50  mcg). It is like a multivitamin supplement. He is taking 1 per day (it is also suggested like that on the box). But now I realize it does not have Q10 in it. Maybe we should get it as an additional supplement. We are now in the list for IVF (as you may know that OHIP covers 1 IVF treatment). But the doctor said that we might need to wait till May (or even longer). So that will fantastic if we could get the pregnancy before that as well smile.png who knows. Thanks for you kind message. All the best for you and your lovely family smile.png

 

 

Yes I did see that they will cover one round I wasnt sure how it worked though. So because of the low morphology you qaulify then for a try? Thats awesome news its about time they help us people out! In Quebec its covered and its so annoying. So how long is the general wait list? May isnt bad but I guess it depends on how long you have been waiting already. Yes try the CQ10. I think anything additional can only help! Check out fertilaid male pills they have great reviews! I can also say they worked for us and they have great reviews. Maybe see whats in them compared to your hubbys. Here is the link let me know!

http://www.fairhaven...id-for-men.html

 

super!!!!really thanks a lot. I think we should order this one. As you said anything additional can only help. We were lucky I must say. We firstly visited the doctor in September and complete the tests in October and beginning of November. And then it came out that our IVF can be covered!!! we are waiting for 1 test results from my husband side so then we could get into list. And with all this May really seems not too far. And our doctor also mentioned us that we should continue to TTC :)