Once a couple starts to consider having children the subject of fertility should be a joint venture.
There is just as much for the male to contribute especially in the early stages as his partner.
Although the focus is usually put on the soon to be expectant mother, a change of lifestyle would benefit both partners and should all be part of the joint adventure of parenthood.
Cutting down on alcohol, giving up smoking and switching to a healthier diet is the first positive step.
A simple change when trying to conceive is for a man to switch to looser fitting underwear and be more aware of his testicles in general.
Outside environmental factors should be looked into, in terms of both the work the man does and his hobbies.
A lot of the checks that a women is advised to make should also be followed by her partner for example if any long term medication is being taken, consult a doctor to ensure that it will not affect sperm count or production. Both could have a very detrimental affect on conceiving a baby.
Whilst eggs have the luxury of a womanâ€™s body to keep them protected, a manâ€™s sperm are much more open to the elements. The latter take approximately seventy two days to fully mature before ejaculation, so during this time many factors could intervene.
It is possible to have semen analysis which will make the man more aware of what lengths he has to take but usually basic care is enough and awareness, as always is the key to getting everything just right.