Stronger swimmers are more likely to reach an egg and fertilize it if the sperm is healthier.
The whitish fluid you see after ejaculation is semen. In semen is sperm, tiny tailed cells that meet an egg during conception. Every sperm has three main parts: a head, neck, and tail. Each part also has an average size and shape. You can’t make sperm thicker, but you can make it healthier and “stronger.”
Fertility is a complex matter, and there’s no single factor that guarantees you’ll conceive. It depends on many things, among them sperm quality.
If you’re looking for ways to up the chances of conception, here are some strategies for how to make sperm stronger for pregnancy.
How much sperm does it take to get pregnant?
For any sperm test, you must provide a sample for analysis. Semen analysis measures different parameters that can tell you about your fertility including:
Semen volume: How much semen is present in a sample.
Sperm count: This is the total number of sperm in a sample. The higher your sperm count, the more likely you will fertilize an egg.
Sperm motility: This refers to how sperm move and their ability to swim. If sperm have high motility, they have a better chance of reaching an egg.
Sperm morphology: This is the shape of your sperm. If you have sperm with abnormal morphology, it can’t fuse with an egg and fertilize it.
Sperm vitality: This is the number of live sperm present. If not enough sperm are alive, they won’t be able to make the journey to the egg.
What is a normal sperm count?
Your count is considered normal if there are 39 million or more total sperm in your ejaculate (or more than 15 million per millilitre of semen).
However, fertilization involves a lot more factors besides just the quantity of sperm. For instance, it is impossible to conceive naturally if your sperm count is normal but none of them are swimming forward.
Is thick semen better for conception?
The ability to contain more sperm in thick semen may make it superior than thin, watery semen. The ability of thicker semen to remain in the reproductive system for long enough to fertilize an egg may also be improved.
While you wait, bear in mind that each person’s semen is unique, so whether your ejaculate is occasionally watery or somewhat thicker, it’s not a problem. You can only determine the health of your sperm with a semen analysis.
How to create
Cigarette and secondhand tobacco smoke use has been shown to reduce fertility.
Smoking can harm the reproductive system and harm the DNA of sperm.
Quitting smoking may increase sperm volume and count.
Maintain physical activity.
Exercise has numerous advantages that can improve your physical, mental, and even sexual health
Regular physical activity can increase sperm count and improve their ability to swim forward.
Maintain a healthy diet.
You’ve probably heard that eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet is essential for good health.
But did you know it’s also related to sperm quality and health?
Fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains are high in nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, which may help sperm count and swim better.