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Cali in Atlanta wrote at 2013-09-25 13:03:54
This is Cali again.  Just wanted to update to assist and give hope to others who may be in the same boat.  I just found out a couple of days ago that we're pregnant and the betas look really good.  We are relieved because IVF is not covered under our insurance and we would not have been able to afford it.  We actually got pregnant on a natural cycle when we were taking a break from treatment.

It looks like my hubby's sperm was the problem, because we conceived immediately the month after he started on supplements to improve his count and quality of his sperm.  My RE thought his sperm was a "low normal" but after looking in to it further it seems many would not agree with that assessment.  His count was 20 mil/mL, 30% motility, grade 3 and 0.5% morphology.  His eating habits are atrocious, so I felt he may have had some nutritional deficiencies.

So after this, I have come to believe that my right tube was not really blocked after all, because in all of the rounds of Clomid I did, the biggest follicles were always on the right side even with Clomid.


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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG


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