In Vitro Fertilization or IVF can help the male side of the equation. A semen analysis is usually done prior to IVF to determine motility, shape (morphology) and count of sperm. If these parameters are low, IVF can help bypass this roadblock. A procedure called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) can be done along with in vitro fertilization (IVF) to help fertilize the egg. During ICSI, a single sperm is injected directly into the cytoplasm the egg to fertilize it. This way they do not have to swim and penetrate the egg.
IVF can be a viable option to conceive but consider that IVF does nothing to help improve the health of sperm. Since men can makes new sperm about every 72 days, they can make changes to improve the health of the sperm and DNA delivered to the egg.
Here are 4 simple tips to improve sperm quality.
- Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and recreational drugs including cannabis
- Eat an antioxidant diet rich in deep dark colors of the rainbow
- Probiotic can improve sperm quality
- Take a methylated multivitamin for extra added nutrients
Don’t forget about the male part of the equation for success! If you improve sperm quality, natural conception maybe an option for you.