Chances of Getting Pregnant With Low Sperm Count

on Feb 07, 2013

by Alyssia Granger

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Chances of Getting Pregnant With Low Sperm Count

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

What is low sperm count?

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!

Natural ways to improve sperm count

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.

Foods to improve sperm count

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.

Drop bad habits

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.

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  • Nicole

    Can a man with low sperm count get a woman pregnant after period? Last period of first day was October 14 and we had intercourse on oct 11th and October 19. Then we had to use condom on today after he found out he still have one sperm move.

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  • Sun dance kid

    If my sperm has poor mobility does it mean my partner will not get pregnant

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  • Sun dance kid

    Can I still get my girlfriend pregnant even if my sperm is poor and mobility if poor

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  • HDS

    Can I get pregnant when I have PCOS and my husband has low sperm count? Will this even work?

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  • gilly

    Can I conceive naturally if my partner as had the reversal and
    as been told he has a low sperm count.
    Plus my periods are irregular.

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  • rb44

    I dated this guy who claims he can’t have kids positively. He also told me that his sperrm count was below average. I got pregnant between April 3rd and April 8th as my doctor said. I did not sleep with him during those days I had been seeing my first childs father, who now thinks I’m pregnant with his 2nd child. Point is,,, I’m not sure who for sure is the father. My ultrasounds never match up. Please don’t judge. I was single at the time. just made a few stupid mistakes,

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  • Valerie C. Ponce

    My boyfriends doc said he has dead sperm can i get pregnant still?? I really want a baby..

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  • Chandrasekhar

    I have 30 millian per 1.5 ml this enough for conceive. My wife

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  • Shajahaan Khan

    My Total Sperm Count is 35% , Volume is 2Ml, can my wife get pregnant or not if i did sex with her. Please suggest yes or no.

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  • ramu

    Can I get pregnant when I have PCOS and my husband has low sperm count? Will this even work

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  • chhuangi jongte

    my husband sperm concentrate is only 9 million when we did IUI..so is there a chance of pregnancy????

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