However, with the spotlight on the female comes a lot of pressure. This can severely affect a female’s mental health, which is obviously not ideal for optimising fertility and having a healthy pregnancy.
It is often common practice for couples to seek out IVF as a “last resort” when they face infertility, however sometimes, couples go down this route without competently exhausting all of their resources first. Not only is IVF expensive, it is also physically and emotionally draining on a female, which could be avoided if other more natural ways of improving fertility were investigated prior.
It is important to understand that fertility and the ability to conceive depends largely on both the health of an egg AND sperm. It takes two to tango. This means that emphasis must be put on men as well.
The health of both a sperm and egg largely depend on the diet and lifestyle habits of both the male and female. So, if you are experiencing infertility and have not taken a hard look at both you and your partner’s diet and lifestyle habits, I suggest you do this before anything else.
For males, testosterone levels, sperm quality, sperm morphology, sperm motility and sperm count are the main parameters that need to be focussed on when trying to optimise fertility outcomes. These parameters are intrinsically related to what a male does with his diet and lifestyle on a day to day basis.