For as long as I remember, I have always wanted to have children. The problem was that it took me a long time to find someone with whom I wanted to have children with. Mr Right came in the form of a man who had a vasectomy (and also reversal).
Little did we know what this would mean and what we would be getting into despite having to visit an IVF information seminar prior to my future husband having a reversal. We married in June 2007 and had trouble conceiving. Because we were over 35, we qualified having infertility tests done after 6 months instead of the usual 12.
I went through many tests and surgical procedures to make sure everything was normal with me (which it was). My husband also had a couple of sperm tests at the insistence of our naturopath. We discovered he had a low sperm count, poor motility and poor sperm morphology. After trying naturopathic and traditi0nal Chinese herbal medicines, my husbands sperm count surged to normal and there were also some improvements in his sperms motility and morphology.
Yes, despite all our additional treatments, I still did not become pregnant. In most cases, I believe the additional non surgical techniques are effective in achieving pregnancy. However, this was not to be in our case. Further sperm tests revealed the presence of antibodies in his sperm. This made it virtually impossible for me to become pregnant without the assistance of IVF. There are some excellent treatments for infertility for women and I do believe some herbs can help assist male fertility. However, the recommendation for anyone in a similar situation as ours would be to go straight to IVF.