The average male sperm count ranges between 20 million to more than 100 million sperm per milliliter of semen.
According to the Mayo Clinic, less than half the men with sperm counts between 12.5 and 25 million sperm per milliliter are able to get their partner pregnant and less than one-quarter with sperm counts less than 12.5 end up impregnating their partners.
The good news however is, there are treatments available to remedy low sperm count.
February 24, 2016 | Read the story »
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a small study was conducted on 52 patients with luteal phase defects who showed signs of reduced prolactin release. By adding a vitex supplement to their diet their luteal phases normalized, they improved luteal phase progesterone synthesis and increased luteal phase estradiol.
February 20, 2010 | Read the story »
The decision to bank cord blood is a hot topic these days. Cord blood contains stem cells that are the building blocks of our blood and immune system. Drawn from the umbilical cord at the time of childbirth it is becoming more practiced as expectant parents are being exposed to information on the subject via [...]
February 18, 2010 | Read the story »
To combat infertility, many women are turning to clomiphene citrate as their first course of action. Sold under the brand name Serophene or Clomid, it is the most commonly prescribed medication for women with ovulation issues, PCO (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and/or luteal phase defects, however it does not work for women with blocked fallopian tubes.
January 8, 2010 | Read the story »
Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week; usually occurring before the 12th week during the first trimester. The chances of miscarriage increase considerably as a woman ages. Some studies even suggest pregnancies from men older than 40 increases the odds of miscarriage as well. A miscarriage may occur because the embryo or fetus isn’t developing properly due to chromosomal abnormalities.
January 6, 2010 | Read the story »
One of the most important factors in optimizing your reproductive chances naturally includes adding the right foods and drinks to both you and your partner’s diet.
When it comes to food choices and enhancing fertility, always bear in mind the old adage you are what you eat. Make quality choices.
February 1, 2016 | Read the story »
Considered by some doctors as “instant birth control”, Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, Canderal and Benevia to name a few) contributes significantly to infertility due to the fact it interferes with every part of the fertility process.
December 29, 2015 | Read the story »
Gradually declining sperm production has been noted in recent decades and the laptop computer may have a negative effect on fertility and sperm production. “When scrotal temps rise by a mere 1-2 degrees Fahrenheit, sperm concentration may drop by up to 40%”.
August 5, 2011 | Read the story »
Today, approximately one in six people are infertile or need some help in achieving a pregnancy, and of those, 15% have unexplained infertility.
July 29, 2011 | Read the story »