5 tips to get your man in the baby-making mood

Fertility expert Zita West explains how to help your man and his mojo

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  • Trying for a baby can be an emotional time for both you and your partner. It’s important to recognise how your partner may be feeling as this can affect his fertility.

    Lot’s of men suffer from performance anxiety and this can affect your ability to conceive.

    There’s no need to worry though, there’s plenty you can do to make him feel at ease.

    Check out these top tips, from fertility expert Zita West, to help get your man in the baby-making mood. 

  • Passion

    If you’re trying for a baby it’s easy for sex to become routine. Focus on getting the back passion in your sex life, as arousal level affect the amount of sperm produced. 

  • Pressure

    Putting too much pressure on your partner can make him feel anxious about performing. Try to relax and not put all the focus on when you are ovulating

  • Relationship

    Making time to focus on your relationship takes the pressure off trying to get pregnant. Find time to talk, laugh and enjoy each other’s company

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  • Sex, sex and more sex

    If you are trying for a baby have sex as much as possible, at least 3 times a week. Lots of people think you need to conserve sperm, but this is not true, as it will die after a few days. So the fresher the sperm, the better the quality. Certain sexual positions can also heighten your conception chances. 

  • Lifestyle

    Make sure you lead a healthy lifestyle and support your partner to do the same. Alcohol and cigarettes affect sperm health, so try to cut down or give them up entirely. Being overweight or underweight can also affect fertility, so regular exercise and eating a healthy diet is important.

    Zita recommends: Vitamen daily capsules (£16.50 for 30, from ZitaWest.com)contain the essential vitamins and minerals your man needs for optimal sperm health, boosting sperm quality, movement, count and shape. 

Last updated on 1 June 2012