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Chances Of Getting Pregnant With Low Sperm Count

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Make no mistake about it, having a low sperm count does indeed reduce your chances of getting pregnant.  In fact, having a low sperm count is one of the most common problems to affect a couple’s chances of getting pregnant.  Low sperm count is the most common male-factor fertility problem.  Other problems with sperm, such as low sperm motility and abnormal sperm tend to make up the rest of male factor infertility problems.  The good news is that, generally speaking, there is some form of treatment or another that should be able to increase your chances of getting pregnant, even when the man has a low sperm count.

It is very important to understand first what exactly is meant by having a low sperm count.  Sperm count is measured by counting the number of sperm in a certain volume of semen.  An average sperm count is between 40 and 300 million sperm per milliliter of semen.  A man is said to have a low sperm count if his sperm count is below 20 million sperm per milliliter of semen.  If your sperm count is below 20 million, the chances of getting pregnant are greatly impacted.

Fortunately, there are treatments available for getting pregnant with low sperm count.  It depends, of course, on what exactly is causing your low sperm count.  If your low sperm count is caused by excessive heat on the testicles, for example, just avoiding tight underwear, saunas, and hot tubs can increase your chances of getting pregnant.  If your low sperm count is caused by a nutritional deficiency, a nutritional supplement might do the trick.  In some cases, an illness or infection can cause a low sperm count.  Clearing up the illness or infection can usually increase your chances of getting pregnant.

In some cases, where less aggressive measures have failed to increase your chances of getting pregnant with low sperm count, there are more advance fertility treatments available.  ICSI and IVF, for example, are both used to help a couple with a low sperm count to get pregnant.

  • bassem

    mine sperm count 7 million, is there any chance to make them up to the normal count 20 million or it is not that easy ?

  • earthsmagic

    There is no telling how well you would respond to a herbal supplement. Fertilaid for Men, paired with CountBoost, would be a good place to start. After you have taken it for 2 or 3 months, you can get retested to see how much your sperm count has improved. Unfortunately, if you live outside the United States, we are unable to purchase these supplements from BabyHopes.com.

  • kerry

    Hi. My partner has a low sperm count due to a op when he was younger and mumps, is there anything we can do to help his sperm count and make conceiving easier??

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Fertility supplements like FertilAid and Countboost usually will help, but it sounds like you partner has some extenuating circumstances. You really need to talk to your doctor to see what he says.

  • Sam

    My husband HAD diabetes and is in his early 40′s… would Fertilaid for Men, paired with CountBoost be a good idea for him?

  • shafique awan

    there come mis carriage of my wife twice and no pregnancy come sice last four years. my sperm count is less

  • donna

    can a man with low sperm count father twins with normal sex intercourse?

  • donna

    please ladies, I need your help. Is it possible a man with low sperm count to father twins performing normal sex?


Last modified: March 13, 2013


The information provided here should not be considered medical advice. It is based on the average experience of women trying to conceive and may not be what you may be experiencing. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice you may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your cycle or our ability to get pregnant, we advise you to contact your doctor.