The TUSHY Method: "S"

By Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh, aka The Egg Whisperer, board certified OBGYN, specializing in infertility and reproductive endocrinology

“S” in TUSHY stands for semen analysis. Every pregnancy is 50% egg and 50% sperm. In other words, it takes two to tango! Learning about sperm health (your partner’s or your sperm donor’s) is essential to a complete fertility screening.

Why and how should you get sperm checked:

As Dr. Paul Turek, a leading expert in male fertility and sexual health, says about sperm: “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” We now know that advanced paternal age has been linked to disease and declining health of sperm. As men age, their sperm incur more problems. These problems could make it more difficult to conceive a healthy pregnancy.

What if something is wrong?

The good news is we may be able to improve the health of sperm. My recommendations include supplements, hormones, exercise, stress reduction and a visit to a fertility-minded urologist.

Next time on the TUSHY blog, we’ll be discussing hormones, the “H” in TUSHY!