My husband and I started TTC in 2007 when we were 26/7. About a year and a half later we found out that my husband had low sperm count, 8 million as compared to 50 -150 million, and poor motility. We went through the grief process at the idea of not having children. He started smoking cigarettes and he quit his job. We did not have any insurance and medical treatments were not an option. We actually avoided "trying" as it was just crushing. He found another job, and we have been eating farm food, and Aug. of 2010 he quit smoking. January 2011 we were totally surprised with a positive pregnancy test. One lucky egg? Did his numbers improve? We don't know. But we were happy. She died at birth from an infection.
We are now 7.5 months post-partum. I had one tiny tear and one ill-fated stitch. The stitch site hurt until a few weeks ago, it is still not perfect, but it is much better. I tried to pump and donate but it didn't work out with family visiting for the funeral, then my having to travel for my grandfather's funeral. I stopped pumping in October. Regardless my milk still hasn't totally dried up.
Last month was our first TTC month. It was crushing to be trying" again and "failing" again.
Anyways, hubby gained 20 pounds after she died. He has lost some weight, but his cholesterol is really high and his vit.D is really low.
He is on:
Omega LDL red rice yeast
Saint John's Wort (depression)
New Chapter pre-natals (looking for new ones due to the recent sell-out)
My cycle tends to be 18 days to Ovulate and 10-11 day luteal phase. I've been exercising and he is hoping to get a gym membership with tax money.
My question is: any vitamin/supplement recommendations for hubby (or me)? Or any thoughts on improving our TTC chances somehow? (He doesn't wear whitey-tighties or use a lap-top....)