Hi everyone, I took a month off from baby making and IUI's to visit my mom. Left my DH at home. Returned yesterday and went to my RE today to begin discussing IVF. I have to be honest, I am not happy about having to start IVF. I'm nervous about the whole process and scared of the shots. So I was happily surprised when my Dr. told me he wanted to go two more cycles with IUI/Clomid. He said all my hormone levels were good, that my FSH was 10 last cycle and 6 the cycle before, and that those were good numbers considering I am 40. So I have youngish eggs, hormones good, one previous successful pregnancy - so what's wrong? He just shrugged and said maybe we just need a little more time and a few more tries before going to IVF. He did mention however, that my DH's sperm is round, rather than pointy. Has anyone ever heard of this? He said motility and amount are fine, but if the shape is abnormal sometimes that can prevent the sperm from entering the egg. When I told my husband this he was offended and sarcastically said "SORRY!". My RE did ask if my DH smokes, and the answer is an unfortunate yes. He suggested that he quit smoking, which may improve his sperm quality. Does anyone have any info or experience with misshapen sperm and smoking? And are there any suggestions for improving sperm? We've had the stop smoking talk before, just not sure if that is something he is willing to do at this time.
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