While my pregnancy days are behind me, some of my good friends have just started their journey to begin a family. And because I must give off a ‘wise owl on all things conception’ vibe, I have become the go-to person for advice as they start planning and trying to conceive.
But I am definitely not an expert and although I can use my own experiences to discuss the steps I took prenatally – such as beginning Elevit one month before trying – when it comes to the questions about male fertility, I embarrassingly have very little information to pass on.
In fact, when my husband and I were on our own journey, I don’t even think we discussed his fertility at all.
And yes, reflecting on this makes me feel a bit silly, but it turns out I’m not alone.
A recent study found that 79 per cent of respondents did not know that a man's diet can affect sperm quality and 48 per cent of respondents thought it was only women who needed to prepare their bodies for conception.
But it definitely takes two to tango and despite my ignorance, male fertility is just as important as a woman’s when it comes to making babies.
This is why using a preconception vitamin like Menevit can be beneficial.
Australia's leading sperm health supplement can help improve a couple's chances of conception by supporting sperm health, and is suitable for men who are planning for a baby and want to play their part in a healthy conception.