Jones: Plan your pregnancy. Act pregnant before you get pregnant. Prepare the incubator.
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Having a baby is generally a simple and natural experience. However, for some couples it can be difficult to conceive a child. As a male, your fertility generally depends on the quantity and quality of your sperm.
But there is a lot you can do before that, to increase the chance of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, when the time is right. It can also affect his sex drive libido. Testes need to be a few degrees cooler than the rest of the body to make good quality sperm.
You want to do everything right in bed to maximize your chances of conceiving. No methods have been proven to produce a pregnancy. Yet a few changes to the timing and frequency of your lovemaking might help increase your odds of success.
Back to Pregnancy. Yes, although the risk of getting pregnant in this way is very low. If you want to avoid getting pregnant, you should use contraception.
It takes two to make a baby. Although a woman will carry and deliver the child, a man also has a crucial role in pregnancy. For fertilization to occur, his sperm must be healthy and strong to reach and penetrate the woman's egg. A problem in any step in this process can prevent pregnancy.
Some weeks back, I came across a case report published in in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology . However, the case report observed that the twin pregnancy was uneventful and resulted in the delivery of live healthy babies. It concluded that a phenomenon known as superfetation had occurred.
Men whose mothers suffered stressful events such as divorce or job loss in early pregnancy are more likely to have fewer and less active sperm, researchers said Thursday. Among Australian year-olds born of women who experienced at least three such events during the first 18 weeks of foetal growth, sperm count was a third lower and mobility down by 12 percent compared to other men their age, they reported in the journal Human Reproduction. The link between stress and sperm count disappeared when the challenging events—the death of a close relative or friend, marital problemssevere money woes—occurred only during the final trimester of pregnancy. Mice experiments have suggested that early gestation—between eight to 14 weeks in humans—is a critical period for male reproductive development.