Preconception Health for Men

on Nov 20, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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It takes two to tango when it comes to getting pregnant. Find out some preconception tips for men to help maximize his fertility.

Usually when a couple is planning on trying to have a baby, the focus is on the woman, her health, and her body. Steps are usually taken to ensure that the potential mommy to be is as prepared as possible to have a baby, and many women start living healthier lifestyles before trying to conceive. However, it is also important not to forget about the men and their important role in conception. It can be really helpful for men to also take the initiative to improve their overall health before trying to conceive. This article will describe a few things that guys can do to help get their bodies ready to make a baby too. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Kick the cigarettes to the curb

Same goes for any illegal drugs and alcohol as well. It is just as important for a man to get rid of any potentially harmful things in his body as it is for a woman. Alcohol, as well as cigarettes and other drugs have been shown to reduce sperm count. Also, drugs can decrease the quality of sperm, making it harder for a woman to get pregnant, and increasing the chances of potential problems and complications. It is best to just say no to those substances while you are trying to get pregnant.

Improve his diet

Of course this is important for women, but men should work on improving their diet and making sure that they are getting plenty of important vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Your guy might want to look into a good multivitamin to ensure that his body is getting everything that he needs. Some fertility issues are related directly to nutritional deficiencies in both men and women, and making sure you are eating a balanced and healthy diet can help to minimize those risks. Zinc, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A are especially important ones for guys to make sure they are getting enough of.

Get a check up

Visiting a doctor for a routine check up is always a good first step for both a man and a woman before trying to conceive. The doctor will be able to give you advice about things you can do to improve your chances of getting pregnant. He or she can also make sure that you are not taking any medications that could hurt your chances of conceiving, and check to make sure that you don’t have any underlying conditions that might play a problematic role in conception. Basically, a regular check up at your doctor’s office for both the man and the woman can set a good foundation for getting ready to conceive, and you should definitely make sure to schedule one.

Don’t stress!

Stress can be a contributing factor to infertility for both men and women. Try to relax and remain stress free as much as possible during your journey to get pregnant. Also, don’t forget to have fun! Often, trying to conceive becomes a chore when it should be about having fun and connecting with your partner. Don’t be so focused on your destination that you forget to enjoy getting there. It is also important for couples to keep the lines of communication open and be there for each other while you are trying to conceive. It can sometimes be a trying and stressful time, and it is important to be there for each other if you need to be.

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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.

  • pedimandy

    hi i took fertibella for about 18-20 days and stopped for about 10 days… could i just start taking them again and finish the first bottle than go to second and still get results? or do I need to start all lover and get first months again?

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    Given that you may begin taking ConceiveEasy right away at anytime during your cycle, taking one tablet daily with meals, it is best that you continue taking the first bottle until you have finished it. Once you are through with the first bottle, you can start taking the second one.

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