Advice/Tips for Male Factor Infertility?

posted 3 days ago in TTC
Post # 2
23 posts

As far as I am aware (I am NOT a doctor) lifestyle changes can make a difference. So no smoking, less/no drinking, excercise, a healthy dist, lowering stress levels.

Post # 3
3621 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Lifestyle changes for sure. Cut out caffeine, alcohol, fatty and white carb food. 

Lose weight if relevant. 


Sex only every other day during the relevant time, not every day.

Yes to cleaning the pipes before fertile week, otherwise semen is full of dead sperm.

CoQ10, zinc, Vitamin D supplements. 

Post # 4
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

We are struggling with MFI, our dr’s never said anything about the type of sex we were having but our numbers were too low for small changes to make any difference anyways. Things that were recommended before we know how dire the situation was:

– Every other day during FW, not every day, so there is time to “restock” so to speak. 

– Cut out cigarettes, marijuana & alcohol

– Get a good amount of sleep & regular exercise

– Supplements according to:


Post # 5
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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@Equine_Breeder:  from what I’ve been told by my doctor the following can help:

1. Ejaculating every 2 days or so. Ideally not daily, but every two days is optimal to allow some good swimmers to build up, but also keeps everything relatively fresh and gives you the best chance of conception.

2. Lifestyle: cut down drinking, any recreational drugs, and smoking as able. Good nutrition, physical activity and a mens multivitamin can all help create the best quality swimmers possible for your fella. 

3. Avoiding heat on the lap – no laptops, hot water bottles etc over the crotch region as this can kill of some swimmers.

4. I also used a soft cup (menstrual cup) and put it in after we DTD to allow his swimmers to stay up near my cervix for as long as possible. I’d leave it in overnight/for the next 12 hours then would remove and clean it etc. It wasn’t something a doctor recommended but I figured it couldn’t hurt.

Hope this helps!

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