Getting Pregnant Again with Low Sperm Count

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 25 years old and trying for a second child. It took my husband and I almost 6 years for our first child. We had testing done and I was fine but he had a low sperm count. The doctor said that it was very unlikely that we would conceive without in-vitro or artificial insemination. However, 8 months after the testing, we were successful in getting pregnant on our own.

I was just wondering if it was likely that it would take us a such a long time this time.

Thanks.

ANSWER

Hard to say, of course, but you can improve your odds if you ovulate regularly and can predict when that will be. If you can tell, defer intercourse once your period starts until a day or so before you expect to ovulate. My clients with this issue have had good success with this method.

Good luck!
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.