Have you had a semen analysis done and found out that there is a problem with your sperm? Have you been told IVF is the only option? More often than not sperm can be improved naturally for a successful pregnancy.
We will look at your lifestyle and diet and recommend some changes if required. These changes can have a huge effect on sperm, whether there is a problem with sperm concentration, motility or morphology. We supply herbs, supplements or homeopathic medicines to help improve sperm quality. We will work around your lifestyle and support you so that this treatment can be implemented easily.
The result of the semen analysis can be very confusing to couples. The current guidelines set out by WHO (World Health Organisation) state the lowest 5 percentile as normal. For example, sperm motility is considered normal if it is above 40% meaning that at least 40% of sperm are moving. This is usually stated in the semen analysis. So if you are in the lowest 5 percentile, 40% of your sperm are moving and you are good to go. We don’t believe that the lowest 5 percentile will give you the best chance for fertility. According to WHO the average motility is 61%. So your aim should be to get close to average and not just the lowest 5%.
It’s also interesting to note, that according to WHO’s manual, published in 1980, the recommendation for motility was >60%, then it was reduced in 1999 to >50% and the most recent update to >40%. This shows the decline in sperm quality over the years and what is considered normal now, was far from normal in 1980.