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Lifestyle factors can impact male fertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 1 comments

Image: Lifestyle factors can impact male fertilityGetting enough sleep, reducing stress levels and improving diets can help boost a couple's chances of conceiving, experts say.

While many women are aware of ways to optimize their likelihood of falling pregnant, men often ignore the role of male fertility in the process of natural conception.

Yvonne Bishop-Weston, nutritionist for First Response, said low numbers of sperm can be due to high-stress hormones, which reduce the body's ability to stimulate sperm production.

She explained: Poor motility or ability to swim prevent the sperm from reaching the egg.

If sperm tests show no specific problem areas, but borderline levels, general nutritional fertility support can help maximize quality and quantity.

Adopting a diet rich in magnesium, antioxidants and low in saturated animal fats can help enhance male fertility, she added.

According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2008, there were increases in fertility rates for all age groups compared to the previous year.

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It covers health issues in full, from basic biology and an explanation of fertility and cycles to outlining what supplements are useful and which ones are not, and how you can maximize your chances by following a healthy diet and cutting alcohol or nicotine intake.

There are plenty of resources and guidelines for parents facing difficulties, including a guide to the medical options, and advice on how to seek further help.

It will help couples to deal with the emotional issues faced when trying for a baby, and will also give practical information on who you should tell and who you must tell, and when.

With coverage of all aspects of very early pregnancy, from do-it-yourself tests to the very first scan, it will be a useful resource which will help all prospective parents, whether looking to start or to expand their family.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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  1. Cathy says:

    Thank you for all your useful information, I got pregnant over 40 - we never found out if there was a problem with my husband, but we took steps to improve the situation just in case!

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