There are a variety of tests that some parents undergo to improve their chances of a successful pregnancy — to as much as 80% or more. PGD-cGH is a genetic screening of the embryos which takes place at our clinic. This test identifies any embryos with chromosomal anomalies, which are responsible for up to 70% of failed IVF attempts. PGD can be done for a small additional fee.

Note-Card-8Before traveling to the clinic, fathers who donate their sperm can undergo a sperm fragmentation test, which identifies potential problems with sperm DNA prior to the IVF procedure. Mothers who want to donate their own eggs should take a variety of non-prescription supplements well in advance of egg donation, as well as the fertility medication required as part of the donation procedure.
In case you have doubts over the health of your sperm, below are some tips for boosting the sperm count, motility and morphology. However, improving these standard criteria may not improve the genetic quality of your sperm sample… to know for sure you will need a genetic test.

How to Improve Your Sperm Quality

If you think you have a problem with your sperm quality, check out this article for tests you can take to find out. We often recommend sperm fragmentation or karyotype analysis for couples who experience repeated failed IVF cycles or miscarriages.

Here are some practical tips from

Eat Smart

Walnuts are recommended by doctors for people wanting to make their sperm stronger. Walnuts contain zinc, which improves the process of testosterone, and help get better sperm motility. Other recommended foods for zinc intake are bananas and almonds.

Oranges and strawberries help people get rid of sperm malfunctioning and shield the DNA from being damaged. Food rich in Vitamin E, like spinach, butter, etc also helps in improving the fertilization rate and boosting the sperm quality. The swimming sperm is particularly well boosted by a healthy Vitamin D intake. Junk food should be avoided at all costs.

Hit the Gym

Rigorous workout sessions can help enhance the testosterone levels, which benefits the sperm quality. SO, make sure working out becomes an essential part of your routine.

Quit Smoking – Active and Passive

Now this is something you have been repeatedly told, but paying no heed to this suggestion seems to be the most likely thing to do. Smoke has a damaging effect on the sperm DNA and triggers sperm abnormalities. And if you think passive smoking will not cause you any harm, you seriously need to get rid of your misconceptions. Going to bars where there is a lot of smoke coming from all directions may dwindle your chances of having baby.

Practice Safe Sex

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are some of the infections that have a direct bearing on your sperm count. These are sexually transmitted infections and the only way to prevent them from occurring is by practicing safe sex. So curb your urges and don’t have sex with every pretty lass that gets ready to jump into bed with you. And always use condom.

Avoid Heating Your Scrotum

How you love to lie down on your bed and keep your laptop on our lap, while leisurely surfing the Internet or watching a movie. What it does is that it transfers heat directly on the scrotum, and that’s the last thing you would want if you want a stronger sperm. Even sitting on a heated car seat is not advisable.

Apart from these factors, you must take care that you don’t take on too much stress and indulge in plenty of exercise.


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