Do you know the origin of the Easter Bunny? Michael and I were interested so we went on a Google search to add more random knowledge to his brain. He retains just about everything he reads. Pre-Christian it was a holiday worshiping the Goddess Eastre who was the Goddess of fertility with the symbol of a bunny. Interesting right?
If any of you have been following along with my stories you know that I am not supposed to get pregnant until Michael is potty trained. How is this for ironic though. It was Easter weekend, I was ovulating and we tested Michael’s sperm? Wouldn’t that have just fit perfectly if we would have conceived on Easter? It all makes sense why it is called humping like rabbits.
Michael was a little nervous to test his sperm with the SpermCheck Fertility test but I told him that it would be better to find out that he doesn’t have a high sperm count now, rather than when we were in the clear to get pregnant. It is a male ego thing. We got so lucky with Baby Michael because we conceived my very first ovulation. Not everyone is that lucky though.
What are some tips you can try at home to help yourself get pregnant?
- Track your ovulation either the old fashion way with pen and paper or with a free application like Period Tracker. I totally use an app!
- Track your Basal Body Temperature.
- Keep ovulation tests on hand just to double check with the above 2 methods.
- Start taking pre-natal vitamins.
- Eat healthy foods and maintain a healthy life/weight.
- Keep your Husband from masturbating so his sperm count isn’t less concentrated. (Easier said than done right!?)
- Test your Husband’s sperm with the SpermCheck Fertility test
I would try all of these things before taking the plunge to the doctor’s office. Fertility checks and medicines can get expensive and uncomfortable. I now know 2 women in this position and it is hard on them. I also know one women who has successfully conceived after years of failure.
The test is really easy to do even though the instructions are a little overwhelming. There are a lot of timings to follow to make sure you do the test right and you don’t want to bruise your Husband’s ego my doing the test wrong! I liked that the box was equipped with a hole to keep things from spilling, as you can see in the picture above where I am putting the sperm into the test solution.
After you give it a mix and let it sit some more you put exactly 6 drops onto the test, see picture above. You guessed it. Then you let it sit some more. This is the point where Michael was getting anxious because we were almost done.
The verdict is in and I have a relieved Husband! This means he has a normal sperm count of at least 20 million per milliliter. So what are you to do if it comes back negative?
- Make sure you Husband is eating right and taking the proper vitamins.
- STOP SMOKING!
- Just like a women, men need to have a healthy weight.
- Try boxers instead of briefs to keep the genitals cooler.
- QUIT MASTURBATING so much! Save your sperm for the mission at hand.
There are many factors that come into play with a man’s sperm and how effective they are such as: count, motility and shape. We could be here all day if I went into each of these so I will advise you to talk to your doctor if the simple at home tips don’t work for you.
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