We decided to start with R taking Clomid to see if that would help increase his sperm count. He’s taking 25 mg/day (the normal dose when they prescribe it for women is 50, so he’s just taking 1/2 pill per day), which will cost us around $60/month. Something I should point out is that our insurance paid for 100% of our infertility testing to diagnose the problem, but anything after that is completely out of pocket. I also have him taking a One-a-Day multi-vitamin and Fertility Blend for men (an OTC medication that is said to help increase sperm count).
We’re going to schedule our first IUI in December after he’s been taking this for 3 months. The way our RE explained it to us was after three months they’ll want to repeat a SA on him to see if his numbers are up, at that point they can go ahead and do a SA rather than having him produce another sample at a later date. The month we’ll have our SA they’ll have me on medications too and a shot to induce ovulation so that they can time the IUI just right.