Many men who get a vasectomy early in life later regret the decision. The good news is that, here at the Vasectomy Reversal Centre, we specialise in ensuring they can reverse the process and try for children once again.
If you are planning on undertaking a vasectomy reversal, however, it is also a good idea for your partner to check and enhance her fertility. After all, this is a big step and you want to be sure you have the best chance of conceiving in the soonest possible time, once it is completed.
As women advance in years, their ability to conceive is likely to decrease. This is due to the number and quality of the eggs in their system weakening and reducing. As long as you have no underlying gynaecological problems which could affect fertility, such as endometriosis, then you can assume fertility until approaching your 40s. So, should you and your partner be considering a baby at this stage in your life, it is very important that you both take steps to understand and improve your fertility.
Improving fertility for older women
If you are a woman in your later 30s or above and want children, there are, thankfully, a number of simple steps you can take to bolster your body’s ability to conceive:
Reach and stay at your optimum weight
If you are not at the optimum weight for your body type, it will make it harder for you to have children. This goes for being either obese or underweight. So, a better diet and a healthy lifestyle are key if you want to be sure of conception.
Be careful with caffeine
While caffeine does not totally scupper your chances of conceiving, in excess it certainly doesn’t help matters. Regularly drinking anything more than 250 mgs of caffeine per day has been linked to lower fertility in women. Stick to one or, at most, two daily cups of coffee or tea.
Watch out for certain lubricants
While lubricants can aid and enhance intercourse, particularly for older couples who wish to have it regularly, you should be careful about which ones you choose. In particular, watch out for anything soap-based, as it will negatively affect sperm motility, or anything with spermicidal agents in. Canola oil is a good, natural alternative to store-bought brands that won’t affect conception negatively.
Finally, there are blood tests available that you can have with your local GP. Whilst there are many tests available, the tests mentioned here are the ones that provide the important information. If you ask for a Hormone Profile Test to include a test for Follicle Stimulating Hormone AND most importantly, have this taken on the 2nd or 3rd day of your period, then it will indicate how ready your eggs are for conception. It is not a compulsory test but some feel they want to know as much as possible prior to investing on a vasectomy reversal.
If you need any further information and advice, please do contact us here at The Vasectomy Reversal Centre.