Hello, my name is Paige. This is my first time posting. My DH & I have been TTC since August of 2020. My brother passed away tragically at age 36 the month after we started trying so we took a small “break” but back to full force in Jan of 2021 and basically ever since then. In the summer of 2021 we did some preliminary testing. My results were normal but my husbands SA revealed that he had low motility. Even though we live in a fairly large city, there is only one fertility clinic that covers the entire western half of the state. Their new patient appointments were booked out until December of 2021 so he started hella supplements while we waited.
Once we had our initial apt they reconfirmed that my DH had low motility. They also told me I had DOR but that it wouldn’t affect my ability to get pregnant now (I’m freshly 29 at the time of this post).
Since then we have done SIX IUIs… two of them hybrid with meds. We’re just now getting on the IVF “schedule” which, due to insurance issues we won’t be able to start until January.
Despite my DH tests and my lack of issues, it feels like our doctor has continued to focus on me. To keep giving me more meds/stimulants, etc. Despite me getting frustrated with the basic fact that no many how many eggs I release, if my DH’s sperm isn’t moving correctly and can’t meet my egg, I’m obviously not going to get pregnant.
I’m frustrated that my doctor would even keep suggesting IUIs to me after the first two failures. Has anyone else who is dealing with MFI (male factor infertility) felt like their doctor/clinic kept focusing on treatment for you? Sometimes i feel like I’m going insane. And there’s literally no other clinics in the area.