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Question: My husband is on Depakote and we're trying to get pregnant?

 radioshack - Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:49 am

We have been trying to conceive for over a year now with no luck. We know we have to have a sperm anaylsis and I also need to be tested but is there any chance that his depakote could be preventing our pregnancy? Is there anything else we could try since our insurance might not pay for a lot of these tests? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:45 pm

User avatar Hello,
There is no known association between this drug and male infertility. Sometimes it does take a while for conception even when you are actively trying. He may want to start with a sperm analysis through a urologist. While it may not be a covered benefit it is probably the best place to start and the cost should not be too great.

Meanwhile, try tracking your ovulation, be sure to have sex every other day (at least) during the likely fertile days. If you have a normal 26 to 32 day cycle, your likely days are 8 through 19. You can also get ovulation predictor tests to increase the odds, if you aren't already trying that.

Good luck in your efforts.


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