What do men have to do with it?
Making babies? It takes healthy sperm + healthy egg + a healthy uterine environment to make a healthy baby.
Unfortunately, the man is often overlooked or ignored in this healthy baby equation. Fortunately, more research and fertility specialist are advocating men to be proactive and get in better health to impact their sperm quality to increase their partner's chance of conceiving, and a healthy baby at that.
If you have been diagnosed as unexplained infertility or you have experienced miscarriages or you had poor embryo development in an IVF cycle where your embryos did not grow out to day 5, then it may not actually be unexplained, it could be him.
I have organized the following educational videos to motivate you to encourage your man to get involved in his fertility care and to inspire him to take the necessary steps even without you needing to nudge him.
Video: Poor Embryo Development. Maybe It's Him.
Dr Paul Turek, reproductive urologist, shares how poor embryo development can be related to the guy in many casess. And how diet, lifestyle and a good antioxidant supplement can help with sperm DNA fragmentation. Find out why all roads to fertility lead to Chinese medicine.
The Aging couple: How age affects men's ability to father a healthy child. With Laureate Professor John Aitken, University of Newcastle, for Your Fertility. The impact of the male age on the health of the offsping is very important.
Video: Male Factor Infertility. What about the Men!
It seems so much of the emphasis is on the female and very little on the men even though up to 50% of a couples infertility can related to the male partner. Dr. Paul Magarelli, a reproductive endocrinologist in Colorado Springs chats with Dr Lorne Brown of Acubalance Wellness Centre about men's health and sperm and its impact on IVF success and the health of a couple’s future child?
Video: Reading the cards. What the Semen Analysis Really Means.
Dr Paul Turek, reproductive Urologist, talks about the pros and cons of the semen analysis and what men can do to improve their sperm quality. How important is the health of the man and his sperm quality when it comes to infertility? The full lecture is available for acupuncturists on Healthy Seminars.
If your male partner is over 35 then I recommend lifetsyle and dietary changes as well as a comprehensive antioxidant therapy to maximize his sperm quality.
Acubalance approach for male fertlity
- Cold laser (LLLT/photobiomodulation)