Infertility can cause a great deal of emotional distress for both men and women. From a man’s perspective it can be incredibly difficult to watch your wife go from a normal person to a baby obsessed conception machine.
The issues around infertility are many and varied including:
- The emotional distress of not falling pregnant each month
- Individual testing to identify potential problems
- Choosing an option to help you conceive
- Baby making sex
- Financial stress of having a baby the medical way
We’ve written previously about ways to make baby making more fun and successful in the article “Getting Him into Baby Making”. In this article I will look at testing for infertility.
Tell him not to think of the test as a test of his manliness but a simple sperm donation. Having a fertility test is very worthwhile and can detect potential problems with fertility that may save you both years of heartache. Explain to him that it will expedite the process and make you much happier.
The actual test itself is a breeze and nothing for him to worry about. He may even be able to collect the sample at home. If not, he’ll be given his own room, a selection of “viewing material” and as much time as he needs to produce the goods. Sure it can be a tad embarrassing when he hands over the clear plastic cup full of mini-him’s but you’ll get over it and will probably have a good laugh about it with his buddies.