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.



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.

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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.



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.


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.