When you’re trying to conceive he needs to know as much as you do about his health and about male infertility. This type of information can play a big role in how fast you become pregnant.
About three months before you actively start trying to get pregnant your partner should schedule an appointment with his doctor and have a complete physical done.
He should also find out what he needs to do to improve his fertility and make sure that both he and his sperm are in the best condition possible for making a baby.
His Age in Relationship to Male Fertility
It’s not just your fertility that is affected by how old you are, his age also has an impact on how fertile he is. One of the biggest misconceptions is that as men get older is that nothing at all changes for them when it comes to fertility.
Most men believe that no matter what shape they’re in or how old they are, that they’ll be just as fertile at 50 as they were at 25. The truth is that male infertility declines with age, and this means that if you’ve been waiting to have a baby it might not be as easy as you thought it would be.
Studies show that women whose partners are over the age of 45 can take up to five times longer to get pregnant than women whose partners were under the age of 25. This clearly shows the relationship between his age and infertility problems.
If your partner is still putting off having a baby for a few more years then it’s time to remind him that his fertility could be an issue the older he gets.
The Difference between His Fertility and Yours
By now you know that as you get older the quality and quantity of your eggs are on the decline. But what is happening to his sperm as he ages? As men get older their semen concentration of sperm doesn’t decline but what does decline is the quality of his sperm.
Even though there’s no age limit for men when it comes to fathering a child, the problem is that his sperm quality and mobility has decreased. Older men have more of a chance of having a child with genetic problems.
This is because the low quality sperm are often misshapen and this can lead to an increase in genetic abnormalities. When it comes to sperm mobility, the older he gets the slower his sperm are going to be and the longer it’s going to take them to reach your egg.
This decreases your chances of fertilization taking place. With so much risk associated with the quality and mobility of his sperm as he gets older it’s important he understands that his fertility isn’t always going to be as great as he thinks it is.
Male Fertility and Toxins
He might not be as concerned about the toxins he’s exposed to as he is about your health, but he should be. Even if your partner is in good health and there are no medical issues affecting his fertility he should take a close look at the toxins that he’s exposed to.
Sperm health is adversely affected by environmental toxins such as pesticides and heavy metals. If your partner works around industrial and agricultural chemicals his sperm health is at risk. And it’s not just these environmental toxins that can damage the DNA in his sperm.
Other factors for sperm health include smoking cigarettes, drinking too much alcohol, and using recreational drugs. All of these factors can decrease the quality and mobility of his sperm. It can also decrease his sperm count.
If he knows about the effect of all these toxins on his sperm health, he’s more likely to do something about it before you try to conceive.
And it’s better to take steps to improve his health before you actively try to get pregnant than after you’ve been trying for a few months and need to find out why you’re not conceiving.
The Frustration of Male Infertility
Dealing with male infertility can be very frustrating for both of you. When you’re not able to get pregnant it can be hard not to wonder where the problem lies. When couples are having difficulty conceiving, one third of the time the problem has to do with his fertility.
The good news is that male infertility factors are usually easier to diagnose and treat than female infertility problems. There are some simple things that you can do to boost his fertility so both he and his sperm are in great shape to make a baby.
This includes eating right, adding vitamins and supplements to his diet, and stopping smoking. Join him on the journey to improve his health by focusing on your own at the same time. Deciding to have a baby is wonderful time in your life.
Knowing as much as you can about male fertility is a joint effort and can help you get pregnant that much faster and easier!