We started TTC in 2007,
We started TTC in 2007, in 2010 DH was diagnosed with bilateral Varicocele. In June he was operated. We then tried 2 IUIs, no success. And advised by 4 drs we went to see in the process we started IVF, they all claimed ICSI would resolve everything and was the fastest / cost effective way for us to have a baby. They were all wrong! But we didnt know then and started our long and painfull journey. I will spare you from the details, but in sum, we went through 5 ICSIs and all our embryos would arrest by day 3. We were devasted and thought we would never haver our own child. Drs said we should consider using donor sperm.
Finally, our last doctor decided to have DH checked again by fertility specialist urologist. So far, all the tests and procedures were done in me (countless), nothing really wrong with me. Drs believed ICSI would take care of everything, "we only needed 1 sperm anyways". Turns out that the first surgery was not optimal and urologist decided to operate DH again, and mentioned a similar case where couple was successful after surgery. I also spoke with an embryologist, and he mentioned that day 3 arrest is typical of male related infertility problem.
Long story short, 3 months after his surgery, we got pregnant naturally. We are still having a hard time believing it. But we are very happy and I really hope this post finds someone that could be helped.
Best of luck to everyone.