Conception With Low Sperm Count?

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
My husband has a low sperm count. What are our chances for conceiving? We are waiting on an appointment with an infertility specialist.

Also, my period was 3 days late (always on time), it came today. Can a woman be pregnant and still have a period?

ANSWER

It's true that a low sperm count makes things more difficult, but of course it only takes one!

It is unlikely that you are pregnant if you have a normal period, though it does happen in rare cases. Usually, the "period" that happens when you're pregnant is not as long or as strong as usual.

-- Cynthia, CNM