The Life of Sperm

Nutrients that fuel the 4 stages of sperm development

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In April of 2020, we featured an interview with Blair Nelson, the founder of Fab Fertility. She shared her experience of moving from trying to conceive “naturally” in the fall of 2017 straight into IVF after eight months, as well as everything that followed. Now, we’re sharing an update on this new mama (!), and the many twists and turns she navigated along the way.

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Environmental stressors, diet, and our modern lifestyles are a triple threat to men’s fertility, wreaking havoc on sperm DNA. The good news is that there are simple things you can do to combat those threats and actually increase testosterone levels, sperm count, and sperm motility, which means a greater chance of conception.

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The best time to start taking prenatal vitamins isn’t when you see those two pink lines—it’s actually before you get pregnant. By the same token, new parents shouldn’t stop taking prenatal vitamins when that sweet baby is finally in their arms. Here’s what to know about starting—and stopping—prenatal vitamins.

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Women who plan on having children are well aware of their biological click, that maddening tick-tick-tick in the background that serves as a constant reminder of just how quickly time is passing. And while it’s true that fertility changes over our lifetimes, and peak productive years for women are somewhere between the early 20s and early 30s, that’s not the end of the story. Surprise—men have a biological clock too.

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