Are There Vitamins or Minerals My Husband Should Take?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
My husband and I have been trying for our first baby for nearly 10 months. We have been unsuccessful so far. I am taking folic tablets on a daily basis but is there any particular vitamins or mineral my husband should be taking?

Please do advise

ANSWER

A good prenatal vitamin is one suggestion, but it will not help you conceive. You might try the tool on this site to chart your temperatures and the results of an ovulation predictor kit to make sure you are ovulating and that you are having intercourse at the right time (every day starting a week prior to ovulation).

If so, then you may want to have your husband's sperm tested. If everything seems to be normal, then you will have to consult an infertility specialist for further help. Remember that up to a year of trying is considered "normal." Partly, it's just the luck of the draw.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.