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Bloodwork next week...

The nurse called back while I was at work yesterday so I called back today & made appt's for next wk...

Trying to Conceive with Medical Assistance

Intro and where I'm at so far

Hi everyone! I'm here by the suggestion of Ashley, (plan4fate.) DH and I were married in March 2013....

Am I Pregnant

After implantation bleeding, how soon did you get BFP?

Hi ladies, I posted earlier last week and am in still in the waiting period. I ovulated on 17th so...

Trying to Conceive

Huge temp drop

Today my temp dropped way below my coverline. I am only 11 dpo. My normal LP is 16-17 days. I should...

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Top 10 Tips for Boosting Male Fertility

The average couple trying to conceive has sex four times per week, for at least six months. That's the good news. The bad news is that it can take even longer for a couple if the husband is struggling with low sperm count or other male fertility problems. Smoking, alcohol intake, lack of exercise and being overweight can all reduce male fertility. Here are 10 tips for boosting male fertility.

Sperm 411: 7 Little Known Things That Can Affect Sperm

When it comes to making babies, both the quantity and quality of sperm your partner produces matters.   An average ejaculation contains about 180 million sperm (about 66 million per ml).  When semen is analyzed doctors look at more than just how much semen is eja » Read more

Normal Sperm Count: Basics on Semen Analysis

  If you have been trying to get pregnant for a while, your doctor may want to perform a semen analysis on your partner. A semen analysis will check your partner's semen to see how many sperm are in a given sample, how they are shaped, as well as checking how they move. » Read more

How Long Do Sperm Live?

From puberty until death, men’s bodies are continuously producing sperm. Sperm are created in the testicles and remain there as they mature, a process that takes about two and a half months. When a man ejaculates, about 1-2 teaspoons of semen are released. Only a microscopic amount of that fluid is sperm, but that small amount – tiny enough to fit on the head of a pin! » Read more

Common Causes of Male Infertility

Couples are considered infertile after they have tried for one year or more to get pregnant without success. Many couples automatically assume that the problem is a female issue, but up to forty percent of fertility issues are male-related problems. It is important that both couples have testing to identify what factors are contributing or causing infertility. » Read more

Undoing the Permanent: Facts about a Vasectomy Reversal

At some time in the past, you made a permanent decision not to father any more children and had a vasectomy. Now, life circumstances have changed and you and your partner want to have a baby. What can you do about it? Vasectomy reversal surgery is a viable option to make you a dad again. » Read more

Considering a Vasectomy? It's Not So Bad

If you have decided to have a vasectomy and are feeling a little nervous about it, read on. It's not so bad. Here are a few facts to help calm you down and address your concerns. Let's talk about what a vasectomy will NOT effect: » Read more

Natural Ways to Improve Sperm Count

When a couple has been trying to conceive for more than a few months, it is very common for one of the partners, or both, to assume there must be something wrong.  People can sometimes jump to conclusions when it comes to assessing their fertility and automatically assume that there is something wrong with them.  Men are no exception to this.  » Read more

What is a Varicocele and How Do You Treat It?

By Rebecca Pillar

Until recently, when a couple was having difficulty with fertility, the finger was always pointed at the female. Research has indicated that this is not always the case. More and more couples are finding out that some of their infertility troubles stem from the male. A common incidence of male infertility has been linked to varicoceles. » Read more

Ugly Men Produce More Sperm?

According to a new study from the University of Oxford and University College London, attractive men produce less sperm during sex than unattractive men.  Australian news website, News.com.au, reports on the research, suggesting that women that want to get pregnant find themselves an ugly man. » Read more