Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

We have sperm!


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Notorious I.V.F.

Notorious I.V.F.
  • Member
  • 25 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Dx:Male Factor
  • My Clinic:Ottawa Fertility Centre

Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:58 AM

...they just can't swim.  

 

DH managed to produce a small sample of ejaculate on our second try at PEU, which shows 141mm/mL.  I'm SO EXCITED, because I really wasn't certain we would have anything to work with when we do TESE. Unfortunately, we have only 5% motility...and they didn't provide us results re: morphology.

 

Does anyone know of anything we can be doing to get those little guys swimming a bit better?  I'm tempted to start giving them pep talks.

 

Any experiences doing TESE / ICSI / IVF with low-motility sperm?

 

Anyone else find it weird / hilarious talking openly and candidly about sperm (because it makes me giggle)? icon_lol.gif

 

As always, I appreciate you feedback!

 

 



#2 schlepp

schlepp
  • Global 100+
  • 402 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Toronto
  • Dx:Male Factor

Posted 01 September 2016 - 09:03 AM

Congrats! I would look through this thread before the TESE: http://ivf.ca/forums...?hl=+pesa +icsi

 

If I could go back in time we would have done fresh over frozen. There are also some success stories of using supplements but we haven't tried that yet. 


ME: 38 39 age appropriate AMH (14pmol/1.96ng), 7-8 FSH, AFC ~20
DH: male factor (using PESA/TESA)

 

June 2016 IVF w/ICSI, frozen PESA sample: 13 mature eggs - 4 fertilized - 1 day 5 blast frozen

Low fertilization blamed on quality post-thaw of PESA sample: motility went from 44% to 4%, morphology 21% to 4%.

 

FET November 2016 - Cancelled

CD 13 lining check 5mm after 10 days of 3x4mg estrace, CD 17 still 5mm. Cycle cancelled. 

 

Nov 2016 to Jan 2017 - acupuncture and supplements for thin lining 

 

Feb 2017 - FET cycle w/estrogen patches and viagara


#3 amp77

amp77
  • 1000+
  • 2,514 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Dx:Unexplained
  • My Clinic:OFC

Posted 01 September 2016 - 09:11 AM

You are funny :)

 

I have friends who have seen improvement when using Fertilaid.

 

I also read the following (for 3 months) is helpful - CoQ10, Folic acid, Vitamin A, Omegas

 

Good luck to you!


  • kristeen033 likes this

Age 39, DH 43 in Oct.

TTC on and off since 2007 before our second IVF, in 2014, brought us our beautiful son.

 

FET #1 -  Sept 2016

Day 1 - Sept. 9

Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

Lining Check - Sept. 22 (11.3 mm)

Transferred 5B-BB Sept. 25 - BFP!!!  HCG 890 @ 12dp5dt and Progesterone 95.
Midwife appointment Sept. 19 and first ultrasound Nov. 4
3 Frosties left

 

<a href="https://lilypie.com/"><img src="https://lbdf.lilypie.com/9GKrm4.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Pregnancy tickers" /></a>

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Seems like forever ago...

 

Age 37, DH 40.

TTC on and off since 2007

Unexplained Infertility

 

IVF #1 - April 2014 - BFN - no frosties

 

IVF #2 - July 2014 - BFP - 5B-AB and 4 frosties (5B-BB, 2x4B-BB and 3B-BB)

Apr. 13, 2015 - Daniel Erik was born at 5:05 am, weight 8 lbs, 13 oz, and 22" long.  He is perfect in every way.

 

 


#4 returnable

returnable
  • 1000+
  • 1,041 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Whitby, ON
  • Interests:running, cooking, gardening, travelling
  • Dx:DOR
  • My Clinic:Trio, cycle monitoring at Lakeridge

Posted 01 September 2016 - 09:36 AM

Notorius. DH took FertilPro with L-cartinine for 6 weeks, and it improved his DNA fragmentation from 37% to 8% (below 25% is good). It supposedly also improves motility. At $70/3 month supply, it's pretty reasonable too.

 

http://www.yadtech.c...en-l-carnitine/


See profile for my IF history.


#5 kristeen033

kristeen033
  • Cyclebase
  • 487 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Fairview, Alberta
  • Dx:Tubal
  • My Clinic:Regional Fertility Clinic

Posted 01 September 2016 - 09:58 AM

I have a friend who was told they only had a 2% chance of conceiving because of hubby's sperm. He took Fertilaid for 3 months and they now have 2 kids all naturally conceived.


  • amp77 likes this

Me: 37, Tubal Ligation 2002, Tubal Reversal 2008
DH: 34, Normal
DS 16yrs & DD 14yrs from previous marriage
Trying for 7 years
November 2009 - BFP - Chemical Pregnancy
September 2011 - Clomid 3 rounds all BFN
March 2012 - Start IVF #1 at RFP in Calgary
April 2012 - 16 eggs retrieved, 14 fertilized, 8 5 day blasts
Transfered 1 hatching blast - BFP!!!!! 7 blasts frozen.
May 2012 - 7 week U/S - baby measured good and had heartbeat
June 2012 - Stopped Prometrium 10 weeks, started bleeding 3 days later, U/S showed baby died right after 7 week U/S
August 25, 2012 - Start Suprefact for FET #1
September 8, 2012 - Start Estrace
September 21, 2012 - U/S Booked!
September 26, 2012 - FET Transferred one perfect blast. F/X
October 6, 2012 - 10dp5dt BFFN
October 9, 2012 - POAS test at Doctor's Office BFN
November 27, 2012 - Start Suprefact for FET #2
December 29, 2012 - U/S Booked
January 3, 2013 - Transferred One Hatching Blast!!! Still have 3 more in the freezer
January 10, 2013 - 7dp5dt - HPT - BFP!!!!!!
January 15, 2013 - Beta 96
January 17, 2013 - Beta 16 = Chemical Pregnancy
January 19, 2013 - FRER HPT - BFFN
June 6, 2013 - FET #3 - Starting Suprefact...hoping third time is the charm!
July 3, 2013 - U/S Booked
July 9, 2013 - FET date!!!
July 20, 2013 - 11dp5dt HPT = BFN sad.png
July 2014 - Fresh IVF Cycle Estrogen Priming Protocol

August 2, 2014 - 24 eggs retrieved!

August 3, 2014 - 11 Eggs fertilized

August 7, 2014 - Transferred 1 beautiful blast. 3 more frozen.

August 8, 2014 - Got call from clinic 6 more blasts frozen!!!  9 snow babies total and one in the oven smile.png

August 20, 2014 - First beta BFN

February 1, 2015 - FET Natural Cycle - Transferred 2 blasts one hatched. FXFX!!!

February 6, 2015 - POAS even though I know it's early...and surprise...BFP!!!!

February 10, 2015 - 9dp5dt - BFP on Clearblue Digital!!!!! th_abfp.gifyahoo.gif

February 19, 2015 - Beta 8928!!!! EDD Oct 23/15

March 7, 2015 - Ultrasound shows TWINS!!!! 2 little beans measuring 8 weeks with two little flutters for heartbeats preggo.gif

March  31, 2015 - 11 Weeks U/S. Baby A measures 11w3d Baby B measures 11w5d!!!!

May 2015 - 5 month ultrasound. Both babies look fantastic!!!! TEAM GREEN!!!giggle.gif

October 5, 2015 - C-Section date booked to meet my little babes!!! Can't wait the countdown is on!!!!!

September 19, 2015 - Babies decided to make an early appearance at 35 weeks 4 days!!!

Connor Melvin - Born 5:11am weighing 4lb15oz

Emily May - Born 5:13am weighing 5lb8oz

We are so in love! babygirl.gifbabyboy.gif

 

 

 


#6 Tess

Tess
  • 1000+
  • 1,006 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Dx:Unexplained
  • My Clinic:VFC

Posted 01 September 2016 - 11:19 AM

We got major improvement with a supplement rec. by the clinic plus fish oil pills & extra vitamin C & vitamin E every day.  

 

And no hot tubs, bicycle, jeans, jockey shorts, speedos.  'Keeping it cool! 

 

Of course no smoking or other toxins that could hurt the sperm growth cycle. 

 

About 3 months is the complete sperm life-cycle.  Good Luck!!!


  • amp77 likes this