Not sure where to start. I didn’t realise there were so many people with fertility problems. My partner and I had been trying for a baby for around 12 months and had been unsuccessful when we decided to go to the doctors. After lots of tests, blood tests we were finally referred to a fertility clinic. We had some very sad news at the beginning of this year that my partner has Klinefelter syndrome. I had never heard of this but it is where the Male is born with an extra X chromosome which results in the testicles not producing sperm. As you can imagine we were shocked, upset, hurt along with a lot of other emotions. After a lot of thought we are currently in the process of blood tests and selecting a sperm donor through our fertility clinic.
We have been given the options available that we can be funded by the NHS. 1 x IVF or 3 x IUI. The success rates differ considerably between these two treatments. I am so confused as to what to choose as our option. We obviously have to pay for our sperm donor which is so sad that we have to fund this ourselves especially after finding out we can not conceive naturally. My partner is finding it extremely difficult to come to terms that he can’t have children.
Does anyone have any advice please it would be nice to hear of other couple success, thank you