Quoting Ryans Mommy TTC #2:" Found the group Hubby has low sperm count normally 10-12 million count- so far the RE hasn't sent ... [snip!] ... it is struggling to know that my DH is the problem. If any one has any suggestions on what we could try please let me know!"
Welcome to the Group!!!
I hope you guys both come to an agreement on the subject. IVF isn't a bad route to go, but can be quite expensive if insurance doesn't cover it. As for the pain thing, don't worry... I'm a wimp when it comes to that stuff too, and basically did all my research on the subject, and A LOT of women are stating that you're sedated for the egg retrieval, like your knock out so you don't remember a thing.
My husband has a 0 sperm count, so we don't really have any options as of right now until we see a urologist to determine his diagnosis, but if I was in your position I would go with IVF, but that's me and I can't account for you and how you and DH will feel about it. You should really talk together and figure out what's best for you. It's expensive and can be physically and emotionally exhausting.
I wish you the best of luck, please keep us posted!!!!