Just wondered if anyone knows or has had any experience with surgical sperm retrieval at Serum.
We are due to have a DE cycle in April and my partner and I are discussing whether to have a TESA performed at EC or just to go for a donor embryo. He has had a SSR performed at our previous clinic and sperm were found and frozen but unfortunately we weren't able to ship it over to Greece. We were told that the sperm retrieved were of a reasonable good quality but I am just unsure of what to do. He would ideally like the child to be genetically his but thinking realistically the donor embryo would give us a much higher success rate. I just don't know what to do for the best. I know you ladies can't make the decision for me but I just hoped that someone may have had some experience of it to try and help me come to a decision because at the moment my head is just swimming.
it must be right that there is a higher success rate with proven donor sperm than with SSR sperm, but only you and your partner could really answer the question of how hard you feel you have to try before with OS before you are ready for DS?
maybe try and write down the options and possible outcomes then try and sit down to discuss how you would feel about each one
e.g., you use DD - and it works,
it doesn't work
you use DS - and it doesn't work
you use DS - and it works
if the answer is that if you use DS and it works and you both feel happy then that might help you decide?
farmgirl, brookie and purplenick: thank you!