TTC Advice and Tips
Not a good morning
I am new to this whole process. I am 39 and hubby is 41. We have "unexplained infertility" that has been going on for 7 years. I really had taken a "whatever will be, will be" attitude for years. I went and completed graduate school and focused on my career. This past year I realised that my insurance will only cover IUI/IVF treatment until I am 40. This prompted me to contact the RE that my sister used successfully. Long story short, decided to try IUI this month with Follistim/Ovidrel. I produced 9 follicles and have a lining of 7.8 as of yesterday morning. Since two of the follicles are "mature", they wanted to do my IUI this morning which is CD 11. We were all ready to go and my husband was told he could provide a sample and bring it in to the office. Well....he froze this morning....we tried everything we could think of and he just got more and more tense and unable to "perform". Ended up having to cancel my iui and we will try the old fashioned way today and tomorrow. I didn't really expect this to happen. He always enjoys sex but I think the pressure just became too much for him. Has anyone else had this problem? I just felt so defeated and sad this morning......
My doctor wants me to move on to IVF as I am making so many follicles and because of running out of insurance time. I am terrified to go through all that just to have my husband choke. He is such a great guy and I don't want to pressure him anymore. He also really wants a child as well. I have been reading about freezing your sperm. I think this may be the way to go so there is no worry of him not being ready on D-day!