Monday, February 05, 2007

Male factor infertility

Here are some letters I got recently:

"We had been trying for a baby for a year and found out that my husband has azoospermia. Even ICSI and IVF cannot help us. Right now I am so angry and sad. And I am not sure who to be angry with. We have talked about donor insemination but my husband is not sure how he feels about this. I feel that there is so much more to being a parent than providing the genetic start-up. I know that if I donated eggs I would never feel that a resulting child was mine..."

"We have been trying to conceive a baby for a little over a year now and recently found out that my husband has a zero sperm count. We have tried numerous tests and very expensive options but nothing has worked... we are literally falling apart."

I wanted to take this opportunity to recommend some blogs dealing with male factor infertility:

Manana Banana - Amanda, who just gave birth to her son Adam
DI-Dad - Eric, who is raising his 2 children born by donor insemination
ProgJen - An orthodox Jewish woman dealing with male factor infertility

Got any blogs or books to recommend? Let me know!


Bea said...

I would definitely add The End Of My Line? - wife is expecting after donor IVF.


Bea said...

Oh! And The Sweet Life whose husband also has a blog (two blogs - one now temporarily closed - you can find all the links from there).


Bea said...

Actually, check out the blogrolls on both these, if I keep posting, "Oh! And..." it'll get a bit silly.


projgen said...

Thanks for the link Rachel!

DI_Dad said...

For any men interested in joining a group for men only dealing with the topics of MFI and donor conception feel free to check out the DI Dads Yahoo Discussion Group located at

Rachel - Thanks for the plug as well

- Eric