What Role Does Sperm Play In IVF Success


50% of the reasons for a couple’s infertility is down to male infertility which is very important in the couple’s diagnosis. There are three parameters we assess when considering the capability of a sperm to fertilise an egg.

1     Sperm count

The sperm total account must be over 15 million to be considered normal.

2     Motility

Motility of the sperm is also important and we would be happy with 40% of sperm having progressive motility.

3     Morphology

When we analyse sperm, we look at the head, neck and tail. Morphology can affect any of these three parts, so for a sperm to be considered normal they must be normal in shape.

There are several things that can be done to contribute to improving sperm count, motility and morphology. For example:

• Good Lifestyle

• Good Nutrition

• Supplements

Often when men get poor results on a semen analysis they worry that they might not be able to conceive a baby but try not to worry too much as it only takes one good sperm to create a pregnancy.  Usually it takes around 90 days to achieve an improvement in sperm parameters. And is one of the easiest fertility issues to address.

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