In keeping with my desperate attempts to remain optimistic and treat each little success as actually a big victory, we had some good news today! Hurrah.
Having found out mid-March that my husband has a low sperm count (less than 2 million - too low to detail mobility and morphology etc), we were pretty devastated. We convinced ourselves that we’d done something wrong in producing the sample or that it got destroyed by the cold on the way to the hospital (we live close!) or some other unlikely reason.
He booked to have another sample analysed the next week, the result of which came back early April as having no sperm. Having been in despair since our first result, I don’t think we could muster more energy to be more upset so we cracked on with our plans to go and see a consultant privately. He recommended more tests (which have so far come back as normal!) and more samples, in the hope that we find something for us to freeze.
And so today, within an hour of my husband having provided the sample, the consultant called back to confirm that there was indeed “occasional mobile sperm”. I feel like I have won the lottery and that’s even though I’m still a far way off pregnancy! There wasn’t enough sperm to give a proper count but there was sperm! And as I say, these little successes are actually huge and I feel that little bit closer to our main goal.
In case it’s of any help to other couples, we’ve taken the following steps to try and increase his count:
No hot baths (he previously had these a lot!)
Wellman conception tabs
Vitamin C tabs
Vitamin D3 tabs
Fertility specific acupuncture
Spoonful of pumpkin seeds daily
He doesn’t drink much anyway but is being more conscious of what he drinks.
He’s never smoked.
Does anyone have any other tips to help increase count? And any thoughts on why the count fluctuates?
As ever, thank you all so much for your help and support 😊 xx