Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008
Me - (Amanda 27) My dh-- 26 We have been ttc # 1 for 3yrs 5mths My dh has severe oligospermia, Ivf with icsi is our only option. Ivf # 1--- failed Ivf # 2--- failed Ivf # 3-- hopefully in March 2013 at a new clinic!
Welcome! I wish you all the luck in the world! My DH has a lot of health issues (major complications from diabetes, which even resulted in his IF). He is on a zillion meds he cannot get off of. He had to do MESA/TESE (as stated in my siggy) to extract his swimmers (which we had no idea if they were there or not). Anyhow, his urologist gave him this supplement called Fertile Life antioxidant blend (my DH calls it "semen gold" lol), which he was on for a good three months before and during our cycle. Plus, I made him eat everything that helped produce good and healthy sperm (pumpkin seeds, iron/organic red meat, etc -- you can read the lists on numerous websites if you haven't already). He also did not drink any alcohol since December, and we cycled in April). I ate totally organic (I'm a vegetarian anyway) and really worked out until I got AF to start our cycle. I did not work out at all during the cycle and ended up on bed rest for over two months this summer (so the illusion of that fit preggo woman I thought I'd be is just that, an illusion! Of course, well worth it!). I really believe that all the eating and the supplement helped DH produce really healthy sperm though he was on numerous meds and is in his forties. I think you are fine with your BMI since you have lost 15% of your weight already.