Friday, August 22, 2014

I'm a believer

A kinda-sorta scientific study of my own

In August 2013, after TTC unsuccessfully for more than 6 months, my OB sent James and I both to get some testing done.

At the time, I checked out normal but, James' results were not great. I figured that was the reason it wasn't working for us but it took until January 2014 before we agreed to see a fertility specialist.

At that time our RE did all the tests on James and I again. This time, my results weren't great but his had improved significantly.

So first, let me give a break down of the numbers

8/6/13 - 60 million (normal) 20% motility (abnormal)
1/30/14 - 70.06 million (normal) 62% motility (normal)

Between the August and January tests, I had James take MotilityBoost for Men. I didn't think he needed anything else since his count was high to begin with, motility was the only concern.

3/8/14 IUI #1 - Post Wash 31.68 million w/ 60% motility
4/5/14 IUI #2 - Post Wash 57.12 million w/ 85% motility

We took a two cycle break at this point while we got our new insurance sorted out. During this time, James ran out of the MotilityBoost and forgot to tell me.

6/28/14 IUI #3 - Post Wash 19.2 million w/ 80% motility

The motility is still excellent but the count went down. I asked about the pills and he told me he had run out some time back. So I ordered more MotilityBoost but this time also added FertilAid for Men.

7/26/14 IUI #4 - Post Wash 23.99 million w/ 83.3% motility

Not a significant improvement but, he had only been on MB and FA for a couple weeks.

8/21/14 IUI #5 - Post Wash 88.6 million w/ 72% motility

The motility isn't where I'd hope, but still in normal limits. The count though, holy cow!
That's the highest number yet and that's post wash.

I can't say I know for sure that the MB and FA had anything to do with it but, looking at his numbers with and without it, I think these products have made a difference.

I started taking the OvaBoost product last month and hopefully, we'll see some results from that, too.


  1. That is really interesting. It's definitely worth a shot!

    1. It's worked so far so we might as well keep with it.

  2. Wow! Interesting results. My DH is about to start taking Proxseed, and we're keeping our fingers crossed for a similar outcome!

    1. I can't say for sure he ever truly had a problem, it could be that first SA was an anomaly.
      I haven't heard of Proxseed, I'll have to look into it.

      Good luck!

    2. looked up Proxeed, Lisa. Holy cow that is expensive! But, it's got good reviews, I hope it works for you!}

  3. Looks like you are really putting a lot of effort into this. I also gave my husband zinc which I am convinced helped.

    1. Thanks for that tip, I'll look into that, too!

  4. I would LOVE if my DH had that many sperm - whew!

    1. He certainly outdid himself this time!
      I'll know next week if we managed to get that elusive BFP.