Abstinence prior to producing sperm for IVF?


#1

I have a question. What is the typical abstinence period for the man before having to produce the sperm?

Our retrieval is tentatively scheduled for Thursday.

Thanks for the help.


#2

My RE told us that my DH must ejaculate 3-5 days before then refrain from sexual activity.


#3

Our RE gives the same recommendation as Angel02760’s. It should be 3-5 days prior, but not longer since semen quality can be affected. I found it a liittle tricky since the retrieval date isn’t set in stone.

Good luck to you!!!


#4

[quote=EP2010]I have a question. What is the typical abstinence period for the man before having to produce the sperm?

Our retrieval is tentatively scheduled for Thursday.

Thanks for the help.[/quote]

Ours was at least 48 hours, but no more than 4 days. It does get a little tricky there at the end timing everything!


#5

My RE said 36 hours is optimal. Less than 24 hours and the sperm doesn’t have enough time to build up and more than 48 the sperm begin to die…

So we were told to BD right around the trigger.

For my hubby’s first Semen Analysis he obstained for 4 days thinking longer was better and he ended up with a low result.

His second Analysis he obstained for 36 hours and had a more normal count.