I had a follow-up with my RE today. He poked at my incision (owie!) and showed it to yet another medical student (seriously, how many of them are there? and why don’t any of them ever come back? they’re different every time!). He looked at my chart and we made a plan.
Apparently the SA my husband had done by Chucklehead RE last year was (surprise, surprise) not sufficient. They didn’t test for morphology at all, and his motility was low. I reported this to my husband this afternoon and he said, “Yeah, don’t you remember? They told me the motility was low but we shouldn’t worry about it because it was cold outside that day.” Anybody know anything about this? Is this low-motility-in-the-winter thing for real? At this point I just don’t believe anything that came from Chucklehead RE. Well, anyway, our current RE wants to get a look at the morphology, so the husband will be providing another sample. He is not looking forward to this, but considering what I’ve done recently I don’t have a lot of sympathy. Whip it out, I say!
Provided his morphology looks OK, we’re going to try naturally for 6 months starting in September. If we’re not pregnant by March, RE thinks it probably won’t happen at all and wants us to “move on” to IUI and/or IVF.
He was less optimistic than I’d hoped. I don’t really know what I thought he was going to say. Maybe something like “Congratulations! You’re cured!” But I am still hopeful, and it will be good to have the SA done right.