Let’s Talk About Sperm Count, Health and Infertility
Let’s be honest, most families at one point or another will want to grow their family. To have a little bundle of joy running around and giving them tiny kisses and warm little hugs. There’s just something about having kids that complete the circle of life. Then there are those who are faced with challenges getting to that point … which in all honesty is very heartbreaking.
Infertility isn’t a light topic to discuss and most of the time, couples who are experiencing such prefer not to talk or even discuss the matter. My hubby and I were one of those couples at one point in our lives. We dated for a couple of years, then got married and yet no luck. It felt so frustrating to go through such situation. It’s like fate is playing some kind of game. It felt unfair. Having kids shouldn’t be this challenging. Finally, we’ve started researching our options.
What we discovered is that conceiving isn’t as simple as being intimate or timing it with a woman’s monthly cycle. In fact, men’s sperm count and health play a huge role too! Here are a few fun facts to share with your partner …
1. A healthy weight means healthier sperm!
2. Those who exercise at least 7 hours a week have 48% higher sperm count.
3. Placing your laptop on your lap affects sperm motility.
4. Men who are 45 or older take five times longer to conceive.
5. Sperm needs to remain 1-2 degrees cooler than his body temperature to stay healthy.
6. Regular or heavy alcohol consumption affects sperm count.
7. Folic acid isn’t just for women! It’s recommended for men to have 400mg.
8. It takes 3 months to create a healthy sperm. Time to kick off the bad habit!
9. Certain medication (even OTC) can impact sperm production.
10. While it only takes one, sperm count does matter.
As soon as we started discussing infertility with our doctor, we were immediately given the idea of IUI and IVF. Two different methods but both promises to help us get one step closer to having a little one in our hands. Then we were faced with the steps, process and a life-changing expense. If you’ve researched about IVF, you’d know how absurd the procedure cost is. As far as studies go according to clinical data the Stork OTC is comparable to the success rates of IUI procedures. That’s where Stork OTC comes to help. They actually understand that trying to get pregnant is already challenging enough.
With Stork OTC there are no shots, no prescriptions or even procedure involved. It’s a home conception device to assist its users chance of getting pregnant. Even better, it is conveniently available in our local CVS (Burlington Township, NJ).
NOTE: If you’re going to this branch just know that it is not located in the family planning section but under Feminine Care in aisle 12.
Once on this aisle, you will find The Stork OTC right beside the ovulation test kits and tampons. Also, to get more out of your hard earned dollars, CVS is offering $30 ExtraBucks when you purchase 2 Stork OTC devices at CVS/pharmacy™ from now through April 29th! So make sure to check it out soon and not miss out on this amazing /deal.
Ready to learn more about The Stork OTC and fertility? I will be a Twitter Party Panelist for an upcoming Twitter party on April 25th at 8 pm EST, and you can participate and keep up with the conversation with the hashtag #TTCwithStorkOTC & #becomingadad.