Many couples enquire about the help that the Life FertilityCare Clinic can offer to couples where a male subfertility factor has been identified e.g. low count, poor motility or reduced numbers of normal sperm (poor morphology). This is because they perceive that the emphasis on recording the woman’s cycle pattern may not be appropriate to their particular problem.
Considering a husband’s fertility first; many men will demonstrate varying fertility depending on their general health, stress, lifestyle factors, current medication etc. Sub-clinical infections or immunological issues can affect sperm quality. Repeated testing, after identified factors are addressed, may result in improved fertility parameters. If that is not the case then depending on the severity of the subfertility there are a limited number of strategies that may improve the situation. These may be addressed within the NaProTechnology remit or include referral to an andrologist or urologist.
At the LIFE FertilityCare clinic we view fertility as a couple issue. For instance, in nature sperm survival is directly linked with female cervical mucus production. Routine medical investigations often miss co-existing subtle female abnormalities. By careful monitoring of the female cycle such factors are identified, investigated and supported with medication where indicated. This way the couple’s joint fertility can usually be improved.
Crucially, through the couple’s jointly recorded fertility cycle record they are able to identify the optimal window for potential conception even though this may be reduced when compared to a normally fertile couple’s ‘window of opportunity’. Couples in this situation in the Life FertilityCare Clinic and other FertilityCare/NaProTechnology clinics around the world have conceived in these circumstances.