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Swimmer Test

So my DH's semen analysis ( what I like to call his "swimmer test" - tee hee) came back. Our RE says it's normal, so yay! But... I admit I'm a little Google-happy and have a tendency to over-research everything. And I'm concerned about the fact that he has a forward progression grade of 2, which from what I've read can indicate sluggish sperm. His motility is otherwise good (68%) and his count is 97M/mL which is also pretty good I think. Morphology looks fine. So my question is, does anyone have any thoughts on, or experience with, a low forward progression grade? I've read that vitamin C and zinc can boost forward progression - is there any truth to that? Thanks all! Any thoughts on the matter are appreciated!
Me: 43, DH: 41
DS b. 7/4/2011 via c/s
TTC #2 since 1/2015
8/2015 - "unexplained IF", started Levothyroxine
9/27/15 - IUI #1 (unmedicated) - BFN
10/26/15 - IUI #2 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN
11/21/15 - IUI #3 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN
12/18/15 - IUI #4 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN

Re: Swimmer Test

  • No advice sorry :(  All of our issues are mine!



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    My FF Chart:
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/490dd7
    TTC #3 since June 2013
    BFP #1 7/21/2013--EDD 3/30/14--D&C 9/24/13
    BFP #2 1/28/14--MC 2/7/14

    IUI #1 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IUI #2 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IUI #3 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IVF #1, Stimmed for 12 days, ER 8/22/14, 9 retrieved, 7M, 7F!!  Freeze all due to fluid in uterus.
    FET end of October 2014 cancelled due to fluid in uterus due to possible c-scar defect
    Surgery scheduled 12/12/14 to fix possible isthmocele
    3/26/15 transferred one 8 cell grade 4 embryo and one 6 cell grade 3 embryo = slow rising betas for 2+ weeks = ectopic MTX shot 4/29/15
    Repeat c-scar surgery June 2015
    2nd and last IVF cycle August 2015, stimmed for 12 days, 2 egg retrieved, both mature and both fertilized.  Transferred both 8-cell embryos on Day 3, beta 9/5/15 = BFFN
    MOVING TO ADOPTION!  


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  • @ellebelle2384 - LOL! Good advice! :)
    Me: 43, DH: 41
    DS b. 7/4/2011 via c/s
    TTC #2 since 1/2015
    8/2015 - "unexplained IF", started Levothyroxine
    9/27/15 - IUI #1 (unmedicated) - BFN
    10/26/15 - IUI #2 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN
    11/21/15 - IUI #3 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN
    12/18/15 - IUI #4 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN

    ellebelle2384
  • My hubby has what I call "sluggish swimmers", and they really don't affect pregnancy all that much! It just takes a little longer to get pregnant! It did for us, that is. It took us almost 2 years for me to get pregnant. Now that I'm 5 months along, I know for SURE "sluggish swimmers" can still "do the job". And yes. I know I'm an adult, but using all of those terms and words for it all, is just fun. :))
    ErikaMG
  • @ZoeyRaeJames - Congratulations! So happy for you!  And yes, I call them "swimmers" too. With all this technical science-y stuff going on, I feel it sort of lightens the situation and makes the whole thing feel more... human... you know what I mean? Juvenile perhaps, but hey - if you can't laugh then what's left, right? ;)

    Do you know if there are any natural remedies that make those sluggish swimmers a little less sluggish? Problem is, I'm about to turn 43 and I don't really have time to wait for them to get moving! LOL!
    Me: 43, DH: 41
    DS b. 7/4/2011 via c/s
    TTC #2 since 1/2015
    8/2015 - "unexplained IF", started Levothyroxine
    9/27/15 - IUI #1 (unmedicated) - BFN
    10/26/15 - IUI #2 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN
    11/21/15 - IUI #3 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN
    12/18/15 - IUI #4 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN

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