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Should my husband watch daily videos?

A: First of all, if you’re trying to conceive, fertility is a team sport. If you’re trying to conceive, you absolutely 100 percent want to get your partner onboard even if it’s just to kind of be aware of the conversations that we’re having through the videos. Please get your husband onboard. Get them to watch the videos. Get them to participate as much as possible. Do the exercises if they are willing.

Obviously, I don’t want you to become a nag, but offer it. Give the opportunity. Leave the computer open and say, “Hey! Watch these videos! They could be really good for you, to understand a few things”

Get them to watch every single video of the Fertility Challenge, even if they don’t want to go be on Facebook, even if they don’t want to comment, even if they don’t want to do whatever else it is that we are ashamed to do in the presence of others, that’s totally okay.

But definitely get them to watch the videos because they need the information firsthand. They need to know what you are learning. Most of the videos are super short. At the very least, even if they don’t want to do the activities, at least they will understand why you’re going all crazy on them and I think that’s really important.

My patients tell me often that the process that we take them through in our Natural Fertility Breakthrough Program makes them more connected as a couple, makes them work together as a team so much more. Whereas previously on their fertility journey, they kind of worked separately, where everything was on the woman and nothing was about the man.

It’s really important to integrate both of you in this process because that’s what’s going to help you to create the ultimate result that you are looking for, which is the healthy baby of your dreams but more importantly than that even is the family that you want to become, you both need to be on the same page for that. It’s really important for your journey together and also for you to be able to know that you are not alone because you’re not.

You’ve got your partner and hopefully he or she is as supportive as you would like them to be and if they’re not, just be patient and keep doing what it is that you need to be doing because often, too, the important part here is that you need to lead by example. Sometimes your partner needs to see that you are absolutely serious and totally dedicated about this because if they suspect that it’s another fad, they’re just going to go, “Whatever. Sure! Get over it soon!” If they can see that you are fully committed, fully dedicated, you are going to go so much further as a couple than you have ever gone before.

On that note, this process is really all about that. It’s about you being 100 percent fully committed and fully dedicated because if you’re not, you are only cheating yourself. You are the only one that’s going to miss out or lose out in the process. It’s not going to make a difference to my life. It’s not going to make a difference to anybody else’s life. It’s going to make a difference to yours and that’s what it’s about.

The reality is this, guys: fertility is teamwork. It’s a team effort. Either of you may have already conceived at this point with other partners. If this is not happening together at this point, it’s because there are things that need to be handled. There are things that need to be cleaned up, cleared up, improved, and optimized.

This is not something that, “It’s his problem because he’s got low sperm count,” or, “Oh, no. It’s my issue because I’ve got PCOS.” No! my experience in private practice is that even though you may have PCOS and/or he may have low sperm count, it’s a combination of the two factors and all the minor factors combined that will make a difference.

These days we know that the challenge to keep a health pregnancy to term, the increased risk of miscarriage actually is a 50-50 equation.

It’s not just to do with the woman who’s carrying it. It has so much to do with the quality of the sperm and quantity and morphology and motility. All of those things will have an impact – DNA fragmentation. All of those things will have an impact on the ability to keep a healthy pregnancy to term as well.

Let’s stop thinking this whole thing of like my issue, his issue, my fault, her fault, whatever. It has to be a thing of the past. You guys are a unit. You are trying to have a baby together. Therefore, this is your situation to handle as a couple together, which essentially answers the question of does my partner need to do the diet, do they have to eat healthily?

The reality is a lot of women think, “I’m going to be pregnant. I’m the one that’s going to be carrying the baby; therefore, as long as I do what it is that I need to do, everything else is going to be okay.” Well, that’s not how it works. Both of you need to be on the same page.

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Gabriela Rosa MScM, ND

We help couples struggling with fertility difficulties and recurrent miscarriages for over 2 years take home healthy babies, even when other treatments have failed. The Fertility Challenge online event is FREE and works to redefine fertility and empower couples through a proven, interactive and transformational 12-day journey on their path to parenthood. We have now successfully educated and inspired over 100,000 people in 100+ countries toward their dream of becoming a parent. Click Here to Register Today.