(Closed) Male Preparation for TTC

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

He pretty much only had to have sex with me…

I know supplements and stuff exist, but he didn’t do anything above and beyond the humpty-hump.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The general gist is that they should start wearing boxers and loose fitting pants to prevent the berries from getting too hot. Sperm doesn’t survive well in a hot environment.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

my DH is forbidden from masturbating for few days (3-5) before we start BDing.

he also just quit smoking! day 13 right now.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Quit smoking, cut down on drinking, try to eat healthy, wear boxers, avoid hot tubs are all good ones. There’s also male supplements if you want to go that route… I’ve heard good things about Fertilaid for Men. There’s other vitamins too, and apparently panax ginseng is really good for men TTC.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@rosworms:  congrats to your DH for quitting!!

DH already wears boxers and doesn’t smoke. if we don’t get PG right away, i’ll ask him to cut back on drinking, and maybe we exercise more. and less “fun” on his own.  🙂  but i don’t plan on asking him to do this yet.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve actually read (I’ll look for the link) that having a man “save” his sperm (aka, no personal fun time) for BDing isn’t good for the sperm and will make them slower.  They only reason to veto masturbation is if you are BDing everyday in which case the boys need 24 hours to replenish sperm.  If you are only BDing during your fertile window, having him hold off releasing himself for 5 days prior to the window will result in slow swimmers.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

@Ms.Bookworm:  I’ve heard this too.. my doctor told me that if you leave it too long then they become slower and a lot more of them die off than if they are released earlier. I have always been told every other day is perfect.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Posting to subscribe…why the hell do us ladies have to do all the work to get BFP and then carry the damn baby whilst men just humpty-humpty and stay healthy.  

My FH was a cross country runner and I hope his sperm is too!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

PP all have good information, I’ll add supporting/helping me. To me that means helping me relax so I’m not so stressed and being my sounding board for my crazy TTC rants. Additionally, he is drinking red raspberry tea with me each night (that is the one change I asked him to join me in making). I have such a great DH!!!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Don’t forget about him getting shots- flu and DTPa, at least I think that is important.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

DH latched onto the “dark chocolate can be good” and ran with it. Otherwise, not too many changes, and we got our healthy baby boy in November!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not asking DH to do anything differently–he is a healthy weight, wears boxers, doesn’t smoke or drink. Once baby comes he will have some things to do different, but actually preparing for TTC–he can just enjoy the ride 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Do boxers really make a difference? My guy wears boxer briefs….is this bad? I can’t see him changing his habits…..:S

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

The DH’s def need to step up thier healthy eating, it’s just as important for them preconception as it is to women.  My DH is on a medical grade liquid multivitamin/mineral formula, omega 3’s, extra zinc, exercising and eats very healthy 😉

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