We’ve talked about what to avoid when trying to TTC. Now let’s talk about what your man should do.
Before we dive into the details, let’s talk about what sperm health is all about. There are three major factors to sperm health.
1. Volume, most often known as sperm count, measures how many sperm cells are in his semen. A healthy level about 15 million sperm for every mL of semen.
2. Motility is the movement of sperm. Those guys need to swim efficiently to be able to reach the egg.
3. Morphology, or the shape of the sperm, can affect whether or not the sperm is able to fertilize the egg. Healthy sperm have a round head and long, smooth tail.
Now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, let’s talk about how to optimize your partner’s sperm health. You can quickly learn more about your partner's sperm with our Male Fertility Pack. After that, here are our suggestions to boost sperm count and quality!
Our 6 Top Tips
2. Eat healthy.
We’re talking loads of veggies, some healthy fats (salmon, nuts, seeds, etc.), and slow carbs (whole grains and sweet potatoes). Great for your health and a fantastic way to improve sperm health naturally. It’s also great for women’s fertility, so this is another one you can conquer together.
3. Catch some zz’s.
Make sure you’re getting enough sleep every night. The ideal number of sleep hours can vary, so find what works for you in the 7-9 hour range.
4. Get your zen on.
Stress can interfere with your fertility. Now’s the time to take it easy. Meditate, read, cut back on work hours, talk to a therapist—whatever reduces your stress, do it!
5. Stay cool, bro.
Testicles don’t like heat at all. Stay away from hot baths, tight boxers, a laptop on your lap, etc. You can also ice your testicles to boost sperm count—really!
6. Take Fertility Support for Him.
Fertility Support for Him helps improve sperm count and quality. No skipsies. Take it every morning to get the full benefits.
Bottom line: a healthy lifestyle is key to healthy swimmers.