So we had our 1st consult with an RE (thus far I've only been casually talking to my reg gynae). We moved on to an RE after my DH's SA results showed low morphology of 1% (everything else looked great).
We chose to go to one of the best clinics in our city. The RE (who heads their IVF program) took one look at the SA results and said we had nothing much to worry about yet (!!!!!)... he says the criteria used in the testing is so strict that most men would be classified as low morph
so he gave DH some vitamins etc. and said to go for another SA a month from now.
He also did a scan on me and confirmed that all looked good (except perhaps some small polyps). Ovulation was ready to happen with my follicle measuring 22.8mm (temps have confirmed that I did O that day! - so must have been later that day).
Next steps -- the SA (as mentioned above) and he's booked a HSG for me "if we are not successfull this month" (I was thinking hey you think after 21mos. it is still going to happen!!!!
SO -- our next appt with him is at the end of my NEXT cycle -- so two more chances before then!... and the second of those will be post-HSG.
On the one hand, I am happy that our situation does not seem as "grave" as we thought when we got the SA results. I am also happy that he has taken a "common sense" route of first doing HSG etc...... BUT.... I am also bit disappointed that we are "wasting time" if indeed we DO need IVF/ICSI.
On the other hand - Had he been gung-ho to start off on IVF immediately I might have thought he was just making money out of us....
... sigh -- so confusing... anyway - for now then, we just continue with our usual efforts and I am already "mentally preparing" for the HSG after (If?
) AF arrives... DH meanwhile is doing a great job with the vits!!!
SORRY for the long post (if you're still reading!!) - just wanted to update you all -- just feel confused about whether we should be speeding up!!!