My husband and I have been trying to conceive our 4th child for 13 months now. When I first noticed that this was taking longer than it probably should, we headed to the doctor to discuss plans.
I had been charting for almost a year before and saw that there was certainly a pattern where I may be the reason we weren’t getting pregnant. My doctor is very thorough so he made sure we covered all the bases in the initial appointment.
For me, it was easy to naturally assume that the reason we weren’t getting pregnant was something to do with my fertility, but that’s not always the case. According to the MayoClinic, 1 third of all fertility issues are a result of male-factor infertility. That’s a big number to at least look at the big picture.
There are many factors for male infertility and there have been a lot of studies to show what may affect sperm count and mobility — with some confusing results. When dealing with infertility, some may want to try all their options and some things could contribute to male-factor infertility.
Click through and see 7 things your partner might want to avoid when you’re trying to conceive:
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