Smoking affects fertility – in many different ways

By | April 10th, 2015|

You may have heard from many sources that you should quit smoking if you’re trying to conceive. Is there any scientific background behind this claim and how does tobacco affect fertility? Dozens of studies have been published exploring the effect of tobacco on sperm quality, male and female fertility. This amount of data allows us to get a good insight in how smoking can affect our ability to conceive and whether this effect is limited only to men. What do cigarettes contain? Once a cigarette is lit, it generates over 4000 compounds through complex chemical processes. The major substances that [...]

Androferti first-hand review

By | April 9th, 2015|

Since Androferti is specially designed for couples trying to conceive, on our social networks we reach out to couples who are seeking some help on their TTC journey. One couple we'd like to introduce you to are Nic and Tom who are preparing for their IVF treatment. We offered Nic and Tom some samples of Androferti, hoping that our product can give them the best chance of conceiving. Here are Tom's first thoughts about Androferti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5lTdJpH8_c It is important to note that sperm requires 74 days in order to mature, and at least 20 days after this to become mature [...]

Obesity may be affecting your TTC efforts

By | March 9th, 2015|

In the past few decades, male obesity has nearly tripled. This data is correlated with an increase in male infertility – and may be the very cause of it. There is more and more evidence appearing suggesting that obesity has a negative impact on male reproductive potential. Not only does excess weight influencessperm parameters, but it can also cause a decrease in libido and erectile dysfunction, making the process of trying to conceive much more difficult. Several studies have shown that if a male partner is obese and a female has a normal BMI (body mass index); or if both [...]

Classic lubricants reduce your chance to conceive

By | March 2nd, 2015|

Lubrication is a very important part of sexual intercourse. It allows easier penetration without uncomfortable friction or irritation. Even though the vagina has natural mechanisms for lubrication, the majority of women need some help, whether it is because you’re in menopause, you’re breastfeeding or simply by being in a dry period of your menstrual cycle. Problems arise when you’re not only having sex for fun, but also when you’re trying to conceive. The environment in the vagina is acidic and these secretions normally kill sperm. This is why the cervical mucus is being produced just before ovulation. This mucus is [...]