When it comes to making a baby, it’s not always all about us ... it’s important to look out for our men in the process too! Male infertility can be a reality for some couples trying to get pregnant, so what’s the best way to approach it? And what does it mean?

The good news is: male infertility can be treated with medication, hormone treatments or lifestyle changes. If you’re worried about potential fertility problems, your doctor can carry out blood and hormone tests and a general examination to put both your minds at rest.

Male infertility occurs when the sperm count is low, or when it exhibits low motility (ability to move towards the egg). It can also happen when the sperm is of an odd shape, size or has an unusually short life span.

The causes of male infertility are varied and include things like hormone deficiencies, illness or sexually transmitted diseases, varicocele (like varicose veins in the scrotum), some medications, and ejaculation or testes problems.

If you’re trying to get pregnant and have a partner with fertility problems, there are a number of options to help conception such as Artificial Insemination and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Make an appointment with your doctor to talk through your options.

For other tips, feel free to give me a call, email or live chat. Our Careline is ready to help answer any questions you might have, no matter how big or small!

- Amanda