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Saturday, February 20th 2010, 2:19pm

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Hi Everyone,



I am newbie to this site : ). Just wanted to say and looking for advise and a chat about things really!



My other half had a sperm analysis done recently and he has a low sperm count of 5 million and only 20% of those were swimming. All a bit of a shock really as I assumed it was going to be me that had a problem as he already has a ten year old.



Just a bit confused about what to do and where to go from here really. It has been suggested that 1vf-icsi is an option to down. So I suppose that would be our next steps. I really couldn't face life with out a child, so feeling pretty low at the moment. But at least there are options out there for us I suppose.



Any experiences most appreciated

CLaire xx
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Saturday, February 20th 2010, 2:20pm

Hi and welcome

I hope you like it on here, we have very friendly and supportive members that are sure to make your TTC journey that little bit easier, I hope you feel right at home with us all soon.

Here are some links that you may find useful.

There is an abbreviations section HERE so you know what we're all going on about.

There is an IVF/ICSI section HERE with a FAQ section HERE where you will find a great introduction to IVF/ICSI.

There is a male factor section HERE there is loads of information here, plus there are others there that know what you're going through.

There is a Male Factor FAQ section HERE which give loads of information about male fertility, tests and helpful tips too.

There is a thread, Life in the lab – for all your sperm questions HERE where you can ask for advice.

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Saturday, February 20th 2010, 2:24pm

:hello: Clarise
Welcome to :FZ: hon. This is a fabulous site with lots of help and support.
It's always a shock to learn that you need fertility treatment, but as you say, it's positive that there are options for you.
:goodluck: with your journey
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Saturday, February 20th 2010, 2:31pm

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If I can help with the forum in any way, drop me a PM or post in the ** NEW TO THE SITE? A BIT LOST? POST FOR HELP HERE!!! ** thread HERE

Also, there is a how to search thread HERE which will really help you get the maximum benefit from the forum

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Saturday, February 20th 2010, 3:02pm

Hi honey!

Pleased you started your own thread!

The links Eeyore has given you are great!

Good luck honey!

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