Most studies and data we have look at how age negatively affects a woman’s fertility. Unfortunately, there are few good studies showing how a man’s fertility changes as he ages? We are now seeing fewer men having children in their 20's while men having children in their 30's and 40's has increased. Basically, men are waiting longer to have children. If it is increasingly more difficult to father a child with age will male fertility become more of an issue? At what age does a man’s fertility begin to decline?
Unfortunately, the man is often overlooked or ignored in this healthy baby equation. Fortunately, more research and fertility specialist are advocating men to be proactive and get in better health to impact their sperm quality to increase their partner's chance of conceiving, and a healthy baby at that.
If you’re a man, or have a male partner, and are trying to create a baby, this blog is for you. Often overlooked in light of a “normal” semen analysis is the possible role that sperm quality could be playing in a couple struggling with infertility. In fact, in 40% of couples having trouble conceiving, it’s a strictly male factor problem. In 20% of cases, it’s a mixed male/female problem. Which means that at least half of the time, the quality of the sperm is impacting your ability (or inability) to create a healthy baby.
It takes two cells to make a healthy baby, an egg cell and a sperm cell. The health of your baby is dependent on the health of the egg and sperm the three months leading up to and at conception (fertilization in bedroom or IVF lab). Your fertility potential (egg and sperm quality) impacts the health blueprint of your future child. Read more about making 100 days count >>
I've had my share of injuries and pain growing up.With multiple shoulder dislocations along with a shoulder separation, I have learned how to deal with chronic pain. I"m not the only one either. Most of my friends and patients also have a chronic injury and deal with ongoing pain. What most people don't realize that both men and women using painkillers may actually decrease their chances of conceiving.