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by EddieR10
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Infertility
Topic: Poor Sperm
Replies: 6
Views: 4802

Thanks for all the feedback. My wife and I have had 3 attemps with IVF so far, all with me producing samples on the day of the retrieval. The first time, we were able to get 12 embryos...the second time, we actually had none...adn the third time, we had 12 embryos again, but only 3 made it to day 3....
by EddieR10
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Infertility
Topic: Poor Sperm
Replies: 6
Views: 4802

Poor Sperm

My wife and I are going through the IVF process and the problem is the low count and poor quality of my sperm. I've had test and procedures done trying to figure out why of if there's a blockage, but the overall opinion of the specialists has been that something happened before I was even born that ...
by EddieR10
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Xmas Gift
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Xmas Gift

Are there any gifts that I can buy for my wife who is going through the IVF trials and tribulations with me? Any ideas are welcome.
by EddieR10
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Acupuncture
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Thanks so much for your response. I'm going to try it once per week for a few months and see what happens. So your husband was off coffee and alcohol? I'm not a big alcohol drinker, or a coffee drinker, so that shouldn't be an issue for me. Were there any types of vitamins or foods/drinks that he wa...
by EddieR10
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Acupuncture
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Acupuncture

Hello all. I posted this in another forum, but haven't seen any responses. See below: Have any guys here tried acupuncture for low sperm count? Or does anyone know of anyone whose had success with this? If so, can you please comment on your experiences? I'm going to give it a shot for a few months, ...
by EddieR10
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Infertility
Topic: Acupuncture
Replies: 2
Views: 1997

Acupuncture

Have any guys here tried acupuncture for low sperm count? If so, can you please comment on your experiences? I'm going to give it a shot for a few months, as I've read some pretty positive things.
by EddieR10
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: IVF...light bleeding
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

First off, everyone, I'd like to say thanks all for the support, and kind words. We're all in this fight together, and you all really show great hope where sometimes in these situations, hope is really tough to have. That having been said, we now know for sure that she's miscarried. Her numbers went...
by EddieR10
Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: IVF...light bleeding
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

Not looking good. She bled a ton over the course of the night, and she actually looks like she's lost weight. She was a little bloated up with all of the hormones, but she now looks really thin again, so it appears to be a miscarriage. She's going in for another BETA tomorrow, but we've pretty much ...
by EddieR10
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: IVF...light bleeding
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

Well the number is 45. They said that's not bad, but not great considering it was 40 yesterday. The worse part is they said her progesterone is around 4, and it should be around 10 right now. I think we're looking at a miscarriage, unfortunately. She will have another test on Friday and we'll see wh...
by EddieR10
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: IVF...light bleeding
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

She just got the results. Her hcg was 45 and her progesterone was only 4. They said that may be causing the bleeding. They want to see levels over 10 so it may not be a viable pregnancy. She has to go again on Friday to see what the numbers do.
by EddieR10
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: IVF...light bleeding
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

She just got the results. Her hcg was 45 and her progesterone was only 4. They said that may be causing the bleeding. They want to see levels over 10 so it may not be a viable pregnancy. She has to go again on Friday to see what the numbers do.
by EddieR10
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: IVF...light bleeding
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

Still waiting on the number, but she just took another home pregnancy test and it is still coming back positive, which means the number didn't drop below 25, which I believe is the limit. I'm cautiously optimistic, at this point.
by EddieR10
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: IVF...light bleeding
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

Amanda, I assume you mean are NOW pregnant with twins, right? Hopefully that's the case with us too. Although I have heard that it's possible that the bleeding/cramping could be a result of us having "lost" one of them. I guess only time will tell.
by EddieR10
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: IVF...light bleeding
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

As an update, the bleeding has turned into a brown spotting. Let's see what the number says...
by EddieR10
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: IVF...light bleeding
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

Well I think things have taken a turn for the worse, but it's tough to say at this point. The bleeding continues to get worse, and it's now accompanied by some light cramping as well. She went in for another BETA this morning, so we'll see what happens. It was a 40 yesterday, so I actually don't thi...