In 2016 we decided that it was the right time for us to go ahead with IVF.
The first thing to do when starting IVF is to have loads of tests done to try and determine where/if a problem exists.
Jonathan had to do a sperm test to check the count and motility.
I had to have numerous blood tests, the first was done straight away, then the next was done on day four of my cycle and day 21. All of this was to test my hormone levels.
After a short wait we went to the GP to get the results, my blood tests showed that everything was within normal parameters which was good news, next was Jonathan’s sperm test results, these showed that he had a low sperm count and motility was less than three percent ( we were told that less than five percent motility was very low ). This would explain why we were having trouble getting pregnant.
We were then advised by the GP that a couple more things needed to be done before our referral to the fertility clinic, I would need to undergo an transvaginal ultrasound and a HSG (hysterosalpingogram). As this is done via the NHS there would be a short wait for these appointments to come through.
So we wait……..