The health of the man is vital for the well-being of his offspring – yes, you read it right and you will be shocked to know that the quality of his sperm can have a negative impact on the unborn baby since sperm carry important genetic content into the embryo and then into the child’s life. Thus, the baby can encounter various health problems.
Did you know? Men can have problems associated with sperm count or sperm health. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Nisha Pansare, Fertility Consultant at Nova IVF Fertility in Pune, revealed that the reproductive health of a man can be affected owing to certain reasons and some of which may be congenital (present at birth abnormalities) and this is how men’s sperm health can impact the child’s health. According to her, following are some of the causes of sperm problems in men –
Dr Nisha Pansare advised, “Regular health check-ups should be done to detect health issues for timely intervention. Men with pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol should speak to the doctor and manage these conditions before they lead to any complications. The couple should speak to a fertility consultant before planning a pregnancy. Doing so can ensure that the couple and baby are fit and fine.”