i'm a 1st time ivfer too- thought i'd tell you all my story
my DH has impaired sperm motility-we tried some supplements which improved his motility a little, not much though
I also have a low antral follicle count , 8 I think and I'm only 29!!
We tried 1 IUI which failed and now have moved on to IVF+ICSI
was on ocp for 11 days (6/7-6/17), baseline U/S showed only 5 developing follicles
started on 6/21 with microdose Lupron 20 units twice a day.
did the gonal-F 450iu and 30 units lo dose hcg shot last nite and had my 1st U/S and E2 today- only 4 follicles developing yet and a 5th one too but it's way too tiny as of now.
will continue with the same protocol tonite and tomrw and have 2nd u/s and e2 on 6/26.
keeping fingers and toes crossed- will update soon!
UPDATE: not so good news
went in for another u/s this morning, now only 2 follies are larger than 11mm. there are 2 others but are still smaller. looks like i may have to cancel this cycle, but doc is keeping me on the protocol for 2 more days. they're already using the strongest possible regimen for me, so there really is not much that can be done differently.
I'm so bummed out, I may try another stim cycle another month, but honestly today I feel absolutely hopeless and dejected
ME: 29, poor responder
DH: 29, low sperm motility, 0% morphology
TTC: 1 n half yrs