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Low Sperm Count? How to Make Healthy Sperm

So often asked: “I have low sperm count. How do I make healthy sperm to conceive a baby?” here on Quips and Tips for Couples Coping With Infertility. Knowing if you have low sperm count is important — and home fertility tests like SpermCheck Fertility can be very helpful. This test for a low sperm count is easy to use […]

Semen Analysis – How Doctors Analyze a Sperm Sample

An analysis of a sperm sample is part of a male fertility test that can help you identify why you’re not getting pregnant. Here are the basics of a semen analysis, to help you decipher a sperm test for male infertility. But first, a quip: “It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions,” says humor writer […]

What Kills Sperm? How Pollution, Age, Drugs Affect Fertility

Learn what kills sperm and how pollution, age, and drugs affect male fertility. Sperm health is affected by a man’s age, air pollution, cancer, and food, according to Donald P. Evenson, Ph.D., HCLD, of the American Fertility Association. This information about male fertility could change how fast you get pregnant! And there’s good news: wine doesn’t kill sperm. “Some alcohol […]

Should You Ask a Friend to Donate Sperm? Hints and Tips

This interview with a sperm donor will shed some light onto the question of whether you should ask a friend or family member to donate sperm so you can get pregnant. To learn more about sperm donors and surrogate motherhood, read Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates by Diane Ehrensaft. It’ll help you navigate the intricate maze of sperm donors and getting pregnant. She offers […]