5 Ways To Increase Fertility
Being infertile shouldn't stand in your way of passing on your genetic information, so here's 5 ways to increase fertility. Keep in mind that fertility problems are usually diagnosed after a year of attempting to conceive. If it's been less than a year for you, chances are you should keep at it until something happens. I mean come on, it's not particularly hard work.
- Surgery. Sometimes a man's anatomy can interfere with getting sperm to where they need to go. Varicoceles can potentially block the passage of sperm and have to be surgically moved in order to increase fertility. A doctor can tell if this is the case by feeling around the testicular area.
- Ditch the alcohol. Heavy alcohol consumption can impair fertility in a number of ways, so cutting your alcohol intake is necessary when trying to increase fertility. Not only can it lower your sperm count, but it actually impairs sexual performance. You can't have a child if you can't even get it up.
- Work on your timing. We all know that women have a monthly cycle, so increasing fertility naturally means knowing this cycle like the back of your hand. You should track your lady's cycle for about 6 months, keeping in mind that women are usually most fertile on days 10 through 18.
- Hormone treatment. Low levels of certain hormones, such as follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone, can limit sperm production. Have your doctor take a look at the volume of your swimmers to figure out if you need hormone therapy to increase fertility.
- Go in vitro. If all else fails and you cannot conceive through the natural method, it may be time have your very own test tube baby. Doctors perform in vitro fertilization by literally combining sperm and egg cells and placing them in a woman's uterus.