Hi all! I was just hoping for some advice. My dh and I are renovating a house, he's working 12 hour shifts and we're working up the house for full days on weekends. This project has taken far longer than expected (2 years) but we should finally be in the house by the end of October.
The reno has brought us both massive financial and heavy physical strain as we're paying for 2 houses, renovating the one ourselves but as my dh is focussed to finish it and feels unable to relax til we do, he's practiced no self care, gets little sleep and and has let healthy eating go out of the window.
We're supposed to be starting ivf in the next few days which would mean the final push to get into the house and moving would happen during ivf.
I recently started back to accupuncture and my accupuncturist highlighted that my clinic haven't tested my AMH or dh's sperm in a long time and that the stress and exhaustion (which dh was recently hospitalised with), could mean I go through ivf only to find his sperm isn't good enough, despite the fact it was good before and the problem was low ovarian reserve for me.
She said it takes 3 months for sperm and eggs to renew so 3 months of healthy changes would create the optimum egg and sperm health.
This would mean waiting until January for IVF. Practically it's great as we'd have settled into our new home, had 3 months of rest, health and self care and christmas would be out of the way.
On the other hand, I will be approaching 36 by then... will my eggs have dwindled further in 3 months? ...
what to do?? Any advice please ladies?
Massive thanks and best wishes for wherever you're at in your journeys with this. Xxx 😘