Hi. I am new to this, but I feel like I have nobody to talk to. I hope people will respond b/c I need feedback and help
To start, I was diagnosed with PCOS in high school, but I don't have cysts in my ovaries thank god! I have just recently been put on Metformin to get my system on track and to ovulate regularly. I also just got off birth control since my bf and I are trying to conceive. Another issue we have is that my bf is paralyzed from the waist down. So it's even harder for us. I've heard rumors that after you get hurt, a mans sperm count goes really low. So not only do I have problems, he does too. He can ejaculate thank god so we are okay there, but we are using at home insemination. He ejaculates, I put it in a softcup and I insert it into my vagina. Sorry if it is TMI. This is our second cycle and I am crossing my fingers it works. I also use ovulation predictor and track my cycle. If anyone else is in my situation, I would love to hear about your story or stories. This is so stressful
i'm not in your situation but didnt want to read and run!! i don't know much about how softcups work and it would be good to talk to your doctor about this just to find out if the sperm is still good when outside the body and then inserted back in. i know sperm only live a little while outside the body.
it would be best to discuss it with a doctor as we ladies can only give our 2 cents in here.
if you do it like that with soft cups etc, maybe what you can try is putting some pre-seed into the soft cup along with the newly ejaculated sperm.. some ladies might not agree with me as pre-seed is mainly used as a lube during intercourse but what the pre-seed does is it mimics your own bodies cervical mucous which helps the sperm survive longer. i mean in your situation, i would try anything that might help..
like i said, just my 2 cents and i'm not sure if his sperm is better/worse after being paralyzed but if he can ejaculate and something comes out, it seems its just fine!
but again, discuss this with your doctor! he would have the correct answer and best advise.
Hi futuremommy, I know it was back in March that you wrote this post but I was on the Internet and came across it and wanted to reply so I signed up.
My partner is paralyzed also but his is from the chest down so it is also difficult for us trying to conceive and I know how you feel not having anyone in the same situation to talk to. We have been trying now for coming upto a year, we have both visited our GPs and I am fine. My partner had to give a sperm sample and as we expected it didn't come back too good, he had to then do another one and we are currently waiting for results but if this is also poor the doctor is going to refer us for fertility help.
The problem with us is poor motility which means they are not very strong swimmers, everything else was good. So he have been on a range of vitamins to help but not sure if it's done any good.
I understand how you must be feeling as we are also inseminating at home and keeping our fingers crossed. It is true that after spinal injury sperm tends to have problems but you could be fine.
You may be in middle of tests etc now as I see this post was back in March, but I wanted to reply to say your not the only 1 feeling like this and in this situation And if you ever need a chat then I'm here xxx
I also have "suspected" PCOS and my husband is a T6 paraplegic. My husband cannot ejaculate with sex, and uses a magic wand. We do at home insemination, and have been trying on and off for over a year. We have already been referred to a fertility clinic and our appointment is November 16th.
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