Chances of Getting Pregnant With Low Sperm Count
on Feb 07, 2013
by Alyssia Granger
The average man has between 20-150 million sperm per milliliter. Low sperm count is 15 million or less and will decrease your chances of getting pregnant.
When trying to conceive, your doctor may run a wide variety of tests. Some of these will be on the female in the situation whereas some of these may be on the male in the couple. All in all once test results come back, the most common male problem is low sperm count. Typically the male will feel “inferior” or as though he is the problem at hand. In all reality it could be a combo of many different things affecting the conception itself. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
The internet definition of low sperm count is “fluid that is ejaculated during an orgasm has fewer sperm than normal.” Nowhere in this definition does it say “cannot conceive.” The average man has between 20-150 million sperm per milliliter at ejaculation. When it is low you release 15 million or less. Due to this the odds are slightly lower for you to conceive as easily as a typical couple. This simply means that you have to try slightly harder or more than the average male; average is overrated anyway!
Once you have learned that you have low sperm count it is important that you listen to all of the advice that the doctor gives to you. There are “natural” things that can be done to enhance your sperm count and mobility. The more and the faster they are the better your odds of getting your significant other pregnant are.
Hungry anyone? Did you know there are foods available to you daily that can help improve your sperm count? The zinc found in; turkey, oysters, beef, yogurt, oatmeal, corn, pumpkin seeds, seafood and eggs, can help to replenish your sperm count. Keeping your body balanced and happy is the first step to making this a successful journey.
Another recommendation your doctor may make to increase chances of conception is to drop the bad habits. Smoking cigarettes, doing recreational drugs, excessive eating, under eating, high alcohol intake, and even over exercising can all damage your hormones and sperm count. A strange one, avoid hot baths or spas, the excess heat kills the sperm while still inside the body. Eat a healthy balanced diet with a lot of antioxidants like vitamin C to keep your body healthy to produce healthy sperm. The old wives’ tale that says “happy wife means happy life” but in this case it is the hormones. You want a healthy body- take care of it so your hormones are balanced and functioning as they should to produce what you need.
Usually as a last resort the doctor may recommend intrauterine insemination (IUI). This is when the sperm is given to the doctor under controlled circumstances and it is examined and the best of the sperm is used to implant into the female in hopes of fertilization of her awaiting eggs. In vitro fertilization is another “last resort” option available to you in this situation. The eggs and sperm are removed from the parties and matched up in a petri dish and then once fertilized they are implanted in the female. Neither of these are 100% guaranteed but will likely increase your chances of conceiving.
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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.