When a couple is faced with infertility, there is a 50% chance the cause is male-related due to poor sperm quality. This means sperm is unable to accomplish fertilisation, either because of low quantity, abnormal shape or abnormal movement.
The World Health Organisation established normal sperm quality parameters:
A lot of factors can affect sperm quality. An interesting study revealed that there is a general decline that has been going on for a while. It’s a fact: men are getting less fertile! This review and meta-analysis published in 2017 found out there has been an average decline in sperm count of 1.4% per year between 1973 and 2011. Even though we know men are becoming less fertile, reasons for this happening are unclear. In our most recent blog post, we covered several causes of male related infertility, from medical, to environmental to lifestyle. Check it out here.
Always talk to your doctor or nurse before starting supplements.
Even though men produce millions of sperm every day, new sperm takes about 2.5 to 3 months to fully mature. Even though you may make changes in your lifestyle today, you will only have an effect in your sperms’ health in 3 months’ time. It’s all about making change and sticking to it! However, making change can be hard so make sure you get support from a professional fertility coach, that can help you maintain the healthy lifestyle.
Book a free phone consultation here to discuss your male fertility and sperm quality. The consultation is with the awarded Nurse Consultant and NLP Coach Andreia Trigo, creator of the Enhanced Fertility Programme. It’s never too late to start your fertility support plan, why not start today?
About Andreia Trigo
Andreia Trigo RN BSc MSc is the founder of The Enhanced Fertility Programme, multi-awarded nurse consultant, fertility coach, author and TEDx speaker. Combining her fourteen-year medical experience, CBT, NLP and her own eighteen-year infertility journey, she has developed unique strategies to help people undergoing similar challenges achieve their reproductive goals. The Enhanced Fertility Programme is helping people worldwide and has been awarded Best Innovation in Business 2018 and E-Business of 2018.