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Tips for him

Men can do a great deal to improve their chances of conception by paying attention to health and lifestyle. Below is a check list for men who are trying for a baby.


Avoid alcohol

It lowers men's sperm count even when men are only drinking small amounts.



Have it in the morning as research shows that a man's sperm count is higher at this time so take advantage of it!


Keep cool

Men have a higher sperm count when their genitals are kept at a cooler temperature. So stay away from hot tubs, hot showers and tight fitting underwear.



Take a supplement which contains specific nutrients such as zinc for male reproductive health.



Cut it out. Smoking has been shown to reduce both the sperm count and the sperm motility.



If men are malnourished or not getting enough of the right foods and nutrients their sperm count can suffer.



Fatigue can have an effect on a man's interest in sex so it is important to try and find a balance.



Stay clear of environmental poisons and hazards. These include pesticides/insecticides, organic solvents, lead, ionizing radiation, heavy metals, and toxic chemicals.



Even in moderate amounts, for example cannabis can cause a low sperm count, poor sperm speed and increased sperm abnormalities.



Swap the exercise bike for the treadmill. The repeated banging of the groin against the bicycle seat can damage critical arteries and nerves.


Mobile phones

According to research by scientists in Hungary, men who keep mobile phones switched-on in their trouser pocket or on belts have significantly lowered sperm counts and risk their fertility being cut by up to a third. Also, the sperm's motility may be affected by long calls.