I'm going to be totally honest: up until a few days ago I knew very little about how a man's health contributed to a healthy conception.
Both my pregnancies were planned, and, as a fairly healthy person myself, I actually didn't have any huge concerns of my own before trying to become pregnant with both my babies. As a result, I did very little to prepare myself for pregnancy. I know my husband didn't do anything specific either.
I'm going to be blunt: Sperm health and quality begins to decline around the age of 25. Supporting a male's reproductive/sperm health prior to trying to conceive can contribute to a healthy conception.
Here are just a few ways a man can easily support his reproductive health when preparing for conception:
1. Make healthy food choices. There's no question that plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains contribute to any healthy body, regardless of the stage of life we're in. In addition to that, seek out whole foods that are rich in nutrients like zinc, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E and folic acid to optimize sperm health.
2. Exercise: Research shows that male fertility is boosted when a body is less inflamed, weight is managed and stress is low. 20-30 minutes of daily cardio activity helps with all those factors.
3. Give up vices: Smoking, alcohol, drug use, excessive caffeine, fatty foods and trans fat intake can all affect sperm health.
4. Keep cool: since sperm are produced in an environment with a temp slightly lower than the rest of the body, exposing that area to excess heat can slow things done. Warm or hot showers are perfectly fine, but avoid saunas and hot tubs.
5. Consider taking a dietary supplement to support sperm health: Little is known about supplements to recommend them to all men who are preparing to conceive, but, on an individual basis, a man may want to speak to his physician about the benefits in taking a prenatal male fertility supplement.
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