Why boosting sperm count could help you get pregnant faster

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Contributed by:

Sara Naab
Co-Founder and Fertility Coach at Trak, Mother of Four

We could all stand to learn a little more about sperm count. Understanding your male partner’s sperm can help him get healthier and help you two get pregnant faster. Our partners at Trak are here to help you learn how and why testing, tracking, and improving sperm count can increase your chances of conceiving in as little as one month.

ICYMI: Sperm count matters, a lot!

When you’re trying to conceive it can be comforting to remind yourself that it takes only one sperm to get pregnant. Technically that is true, but the reality is getting pregnant with one sperm is like trying to win the lottery by buying only one ticket. It’s a long shot.

In fact, when it comes to sperm, clinical studies show that men with optimal sperm counts (above 55 M/mL) are linked to faster pregnancy and men with moderate sperm counts (between 15-55 M/mL) may take longer to conceive. Men with low sperm counts (below 15 M/mL) are often at risk for infertility, and and might want to see a urologist for further testing. Research data also shows that if sperm count is high enough, it statistically reduces the influence of other sperm parameters including motility and morphology.

The (sperm) struggle is real

Few people know this, but the majority of men have sub-optimal sperm counts. Recent research shows that sperm counts have plummeted more than 50% over the last 40 years. Experts aren’t exactly sure what is causing this trend, but poor nutrition, fitness, certain medications, complications from STIs, and a host of other health and lifestyle factors may be to blame.

But not to worry — there is good news. Sperm counts are not set in stone! In fact, the male reproductive system creates millions of new sperm every day which means that men can always be working to improve their sperm counts and can see improvement in their count in as little as one month.

Ok, so sperm count DOES matter. What can I do about it?

Short of seeing a doctor, how can you and your partner find out if his sperm count is low, moderate, or optimal? And if his sperm count is sub-optimal, what can you do to increase it?

The answer is simple. You can get Trak. Trak comes with everything he needs to test, track, improve, and maintain his sperm count all from the comfort and privacy of home. No prescriptions. No doctor’s appointments. No mailing. No hassle. AND you can use your FSA to pay for it. So that’s awesome too.

How Trak works

Step 1: Test his sperm count

With the FDA-cleared Trak Male Fertility Testing System, he can find out at home if his sperm count is low, moderate, or optimal with immediate, lab-accurate results. His first sperm count test is his baseline. Once he has that, he can move to step two and try to make more sperm.

Step 2: Use the Trak Mobile App get a game plan

Trak’s free and secure mobile app was developed in partnership with leading urologists, and is the only app that logs and tracks sperm results over time. It is also the only app that provides a complete health assessment across six important reproductive health categories: wellness, diet, exercise, stress, heat, and toxins.

The Trak Mobile App also:

  • Determines his fertility risk and assigns him a Trak Fertility Health Score
  • Generates personalized recommendations that help him prioritize sperm friendly changes
  • Ranks his health, habits, and sperm count among other men
  • Provides urologist-curated content so he can learn more about his reproductive health

Step 3: Make Trak’s recommended changes & test sperm monthly

Trak comes with four tests so he can test monthly and see the impact diet, exercise, more sleep, and supplements might be having on his sperm count. Order Trak and get everything you need to get his sperm count moving in the right direction! Ovia moms save $25 with code OVIA25.

Tap below to download your free copy of the Men’s Guide to Reproductive Health from Trak.

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