If you are ready to grow your family, whether you are trying to conceive or in the process of gearing up for the big event, you have come to the right place. When it comes to conception, so much pressure is put on the male partner. Whereas women have to track their cycles, chart temperatures, test for ovulation and more, the men have one job that they are expected to perform and perform well.
With all this pressure riding on the shoulders of men, many times they are left wondering how they can increase their fertility. With 30% or more of fertility issues stemming from the male, at times they are willing to try just about anything if it results in a healthy pregnancy. Before you seek the guidance of a fertility expert, there are a few tricks you can try at home.
Tips for Boosting Male Fertility at Home:
1. Take Vitamin Supplements: Adding vitamin supplements to your diet may aid in boosting male fertility. In fact, D-aspartic acid (D-AA), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc have all been found to improve fertility in males. As always, it is wise to speak with your doctor before beginning a supplement.
2. Reduce Stress: For many, stress comes along with trying to conceive. However, studies have found that couples are more likely to conceive when they are relaxed. Stress can raise cortisol levels which have a negative impact on testosterone and male fertility. Get a massage, schedule a weekend away to unwind, or take a leisurely walk to clear your head and lower your stress level.
3. Get Your Exercise On: It is no secret that exercise provides many benefits. Studies have found that men who exercise on a regular basis have not only higher testosterone levels, but also higher quality semen than men who are less active. However, be careful not to overdo it because too much exercise can potentially reduce testosterone levels as well.
4. Avoid Testosterone Replacement: Testosterone replacement can be appropriate for men who are not interested in conceiving, however it is not the correct answer for those who are interested in fertility. Testosterone replacement decreases the drive to produce sperm and leads to a poor semen analysis. This is also true for anabolic steroids.
If you have been trying to conceive for a year or more without conception, it may be time to speak to an expert at Carolinas Fertility Institute. Our team are experts in male fertility as well as female fertility and would welcome the opportunity to get to know you and ultimately help you conceive. Learn more about fertility testing and schedule an appointment today.