Maximizing your partner’s fertility can significantly increase your chances of conceiving. If you have been trying for a baby for a while with no luck, you may find that consistently doing little things each day will quite possibly be the answer to any fertility concerns. Here are four ways to boost your man’s fertility, easily and effectively.
Have Less Stress
Sperm production can be adversely affected by stress. If your partner gets enough sleep and consistent exercise it can help immensely. On the other hand, too much exercise decreases the levels of testosterone, so he needs to be sure he doesn’t go overboard. Meditation and exercises in relaxation, such as periods of deep breathing, can really make a difference in stress levels (Boosting Male Fertility). Massages are great as well!
Turn the Heat Down
Hot tubs, saunas, electric blankets, and long, hot baths can negatively impact male fertility by raising body temperature. When body temperature rises, sperm production is decreased (Boosting Male Fertility). The ideal body temperature should actually be kept three to four degrees lower than normal for ultimate sperm power. Also, think about things that can raise the temperature “down there” such as laptop computers and underwear briefs. Boxers are ideal to wear and laptops on the table keep him cooler.
Adopt Healthy Habits
Not getting adequate amounts of certain vitamins can hinder sperm production. Zinc, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins B12, C, D, E, and A are necessary for healthy male fertility. Eating proper, nutritious foods and taking a vitamin supplement can go a long way. Also, encourage your loved one to stop drinking alcohol and using tobacco to optimize his health (Boosting Male Fertility).
If you have sex too often it could decrease your chances of becoming pregnant. Basically, sperm levels need to be normal and consistent, and having sex once a day (with a normal sperm count) or every two days (with a lower sperm count) is all it will take to conceive. Abstaining from sex for more than a few days and then having sex, thinking it will increase the sperm count, is just as non-beneficial as engaging in intercourse a few times a day.
If you want to check your partner’s sperm count by getting a test, it may be a good idea to do so. This will help you both understand where you are in terms of sperm production and the necessities of adopting these habits. Men with normal sperm counts should still be aware of these habits to keep his count at the normal level each day. Good luck!
“Boosting Male Fertility.” What To Expect. 2016. Web. 16 Jan. 2016. <http://www.whattoexpect.com/preconception/boosting-male-fertility.aspx>