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Friday, May 21, 2010

'Twas the Night Before

4/28/10
So it's the night before the meeting with the fertility specialist. I feel like I'm not prepared, I had done so much research when we first made this appointment but that was almost 2 months ago. I decide to research online and typed "success rate of IUI..." then Google suggested, "...with low sperm count" and then I came across this website.

Here's what I read when my stomach dropped, "If the sperm count, motility and morphology scores are low, intrauterine insemination is unlikely to work." Here's some food for thought: DH's sperm count is less than 1 million. Our chances of conceiving naturally: .2%, IUI with/without drugs/injectables: .4-.5%

Wow! That is not what I was expecting at all. I knew the lower the sperm count, the lower the success rate of IUI. DH and I were expecting to walk in to the doctor tomorrow and her be like, "Okay, let's do an IUI." According to this, it sounds like IVF is the only option which I know is out of our price limit. To say I broke down would be an understatement, to say my world was rocked (even more than it already could be) then I'd be lying, to sum it up picture me in front of the computer with big crocodile tears rolling down my cheeks trying NOT to get sick from what was looking back at me.

4 comments:

JC said...

Oh no, I'm sorry =(.

cgd said...

I just found your blog. That first meeting is very anxiety provoking. You never know what the RE will say about IUI vs. IVF. Hang in there....

Katie said...

So. . . what did the doctor say?

Thanks for stopping by my blog. To be honest, I was a little taken aback that you laughed at my recurrent miscarriage, but then again, I guess the title was supposed to be a little tongue in cheek. If it made you smile in the middle of a bad day, then that's a good thing.

Good luck!

Katie said...

No, it's fine. I understood what you meant. When you read that statement, it IS kind of funny. . . now. At the time, it was definitely not!

Anyway, will be reading your update tomorrow.