Many of my male fertility clients have reported to me that there is a social stigma - a shame - attached to not being able to father a child.
And because of that, when a couple has problems conceiving, it is often assumed that the woman is the infertile one.
Fact is, that’s only true about one-third of the time. One-third of the time the male partner has fertility issues, one-third of the time it’s the female, and the remaining one-third of the time, it’s both partners.
Male fertility is measured via a semen analysis. The semen sample is assessed microscopically to determine the number of sperm in the sample, their quality by shape, and how well and how long they swim.
If any one of these characteristics comes back suboptimal, fertility is reduced.
An interesting study reported in 2012 (Human Reproduction, 2012 Oct; 27(10),: 2899-2907) showed the importance of nutrition in male fertility.
Over the past 40+ years that I’ve been a holistic wellness coach, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the male partner of many fertility-challenged couples. While medical doctors are focused primarily on medications, the drugs all have the risk of unpleasant side-effects.
Holistically, the goal is to help you understand what your body needs and create a strategy for you to fulfill those needs. The individual support I offer, along with the prudent and judicious use of foods, vitamins, minerals, and/or herbs, and lifestyle, are the tools I’ll be choosing from to help you reach your goal of improved hormonal and reproductive health.
If you’re ready to take that next step, or if you’d like more information about how I can help you, give me a call (403-850-5503) or send me an email (email@example.com).