Father’s Day and male infertility - Fakih IVF
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  • Father’s Day and male infertility

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    You’re not alone if you’re feeling sad or angry when you’re facing Father’s Day and infertility. Many hopeful dads find themselves upset on this holiday dedicated to fathers, however, it’s important to remember that infertility isn’t the end of your journey to becoming a father. It’s only a roadblock, and it’s one that our clinic can help you overcome.

    Here is some advice for coping with male infertility on Father’s Day:

    – Keep the lines of communication open: You might not feel like sharing your fertility struggles with everyone. However, the one person you should talk to is your partner. Not only will this help you process your emotions, it can also strengthen your relationship.

    – Make a plan for building your family: If you’ve been trying to conceive for one year, or six months if the female partner is over 35, it’s time to visit fertility clinic and perform a semen analysis to help identify whether male infertility is an issue. Our doctors also offer effective treatments for the many causes of infertility.

    – Know you don’t have to do it alone: Sometimes, it takes a village to make parenthood possible. In addition to reaching out to a fertility doctor for testing and treatment, consider meeting with a therapist or counselor to help you process your emotions.

    Be Honest With Yourself: Sometimes men stuff their feelings rather than find a way to be honest and express them. Whether you’re feeling anger and guilt regarding your own infertility diagnosis or the lack of a successful pregnancy is causing feelings of doubt, depression, anxiety or frustration, healthy emotional support is key to weathering the infertility journey with your emotional and relationship well-being intact.

    Here are Some proactive steps that you can take to enhance your reproductive health and boost sperm health:

    – Adopt a healthy lifestyle and Lose Weight if needed.
    – Avoid saunas and hot tubs and radiation exposure emitted from laptop computers and cell phones.
    – Quit Smoking.
    – Take a break from biking. 

    We know it’s not easy to talk about male fertility, but a reproductive endocrinologist is experienced at addressing sensitive male health issues in a respectful and supportive manner. If you are having trouble getting pregnant, simple changes or minimally invasive testing and treatment can turn the situation around.