Post # 1
I am due to ovulate this week, on Christmas actually. DH has had a fever since Thursday, ranging from 99-103. He has no other symptoms other than just feeling “sick”. It’s just that time of year. I did some reading and read some unfortunate research saying that fevers can greatly impact sperm count and sperm production, so i’m already feeling like this cycle is a bust! Does anyone have any insight? We are both feeling pretty discouraged. It seems like something like this happens every cycle! 🙁
Post # 2
Any time his temperature is higher than normal, it can affect his sperm count. But just because it might affect his count doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant. He’s not sterile. If he’s feeling up to it, I’d still give it a go.
Post # 3
Sperm production actually happens every 8-12 weeks. A current fever will not impact the sperm for this current fertile week, but in a few months, it might. The only potential problems of having a fever right now would be inability to finish or just feeling too sick to bd.
The real issue with fever during your fertile week is if YOU have one. Fever would actually harm the sperm inside your uterus – just like hot showers, saunas, etc after ovulation.
Post # 4
Even if it did affect his sperm count, it only takes one, so I say go for it! Weirdly, I have had a similar fever to your husband all weekend, with barely any other cold/flu symptoms. Strange! Hope he feels better soon!
Post # 5
This makes me feel SO much better! We had suspected that DH may have some sperm issues so he has been taking heavy duty vitamins the last 2 months-would have sucked if it was all for nothing! Thanks for taking the time to reply
Post # 6
Thanks so much for replying- we are treating this week like a normal fertile week and going for it 🙂
Post # 7
Definitely go for it of he’s up to it! DH had a few days of fever this past week when I O’d. He had trouble finishing, but was a total trooper and we BD’ed EOD. Not going to lie, it does make me worry about our chances this month, but who knows!
Post # 8
yes fever does effect sperm. if he has healthy, normal counts, it really shouldn’t matter.
we discovered fever effects sperm when I went for my 2nd IUI. DH’s numbers were crap. 2 weeks before, he had the flu. had i known, i would have cancelled and not spent the money that round.