When talking about getting pregnant, everyone seems to focus on the mother only. All of us know some health tips to give the mother-to-be, such as stop smoking and drinking, take supplements, update vaccines, get plenty of rest, to name a few. But not many people are aware that the dad’s health at the time of conception has a huge influence on the baby’s health.
In fact, many men have no idea the quality of their sperm has just as much importance as that of the egg. Studies have shown that the sperm coming from an obese or diabetic male will likely to increased the risk of obesity in the conceived baby. Therefore, if you plan to become a father of a healthy child, you need to adjust your lifestyle now.
Limit your alcohol consumption
Researchers prove that drink may be the cause for the production of abnormal sperm in males. You can still have a drink or two a day, but do not get more than that.
Stay physically active
It is time to get moving. Exercising regularly can increase male fertility. You can start with half hour of cardio for 3 times per week. Running, bicycling, or swimming, choose what you like and stick to it.
Control your weight
Overweight is associated with low sperm counts and quality, as well as obesity in the offspring. If you are overweight, it is advisable that you start dropping a few pounds. For your child’s sake (and yours, indeed), adopt a balanced diet with low-carbonhydrate and high-protein, then exercise.
Not only the mother-to-be need vitamins. The one in charge of the sperm need vitamins, too. Vitamins are important since it can effectively boost the health of your sperm, which directly result in healthy babies.
Keep in mind that making a baby does not depend solely on the mother. If you want to be a father, you need to take care of your health. Parenhood is not going to be easy for both of you. Only when you are healthy will you be able to support your wife and care for your baby later.
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