I have been on this board for forever it seems. Seems like at every turn something has stalled our progress. First it was me not ovulating. Then it was me not ovulating on the OI meds. Then it was the Docs office not doing a very good job and be scared to stim me any harder. SO after 1 1/2 yrs. I switch to an RE and then my DH gets deployed.
Typing this post almost cracks me up because it is so ridiculous what we have been through and the only other option is to cry which I am not fond of. Out of all my cycles over the past 2 yrs. I only feel like we got one potential shot to actually try and that was when I finally got one mature follicle and triggered. One–one lousy shot in 2yrs. I seriously believe that we would be pregnant or have our baby by now if we were just given more than one try in all this time.
Okay so now my DH is coming home for R&R in perfect timing to my cycle. All we need is to stim appropriately and then do an IUI, but my RE wants my DH to do an antisperm antibodies test first. While I understand the need for the test so that he can maybe be treated for it while he goes back to being deployed and thus be ready to TTC when he returns in the spring I cannot help, but be disappointed and honestly a little miffed that he wants to wait and see what the SA shows.
My DH has already had an SA just not one with the antisperm antibodies checked. His SA was good except his motility and morphology weren’t very good (strict) which indicates an antisperm antibodies issue which isn’t surprising since 70% of reversal men have it. BUT what difference does any of this make if we do an IUI?
Okay so my question is–what should I do here?
Is the test really that important for this one cycle?
I have spent the last four cycles preparing for this one and now we might miss the chance not because DH won’t be here, but because the RE wants to wait on the results of this test. I just don’t get it. What difference does it make?
Can’t we just do the IUI to bypass this problem altogether anyway?