The science of making babies

A healthy body, a healthy baby

Kale salad or pepperoni pizza. Sleep deprived or well rested. Your lifestyle plays a big role in male reproductive health.

Billions and billions

Your body is an amazing reproductive factory producing some 1,200 new sperm cells every second.

Your half of the fertility equation

Be a better half. Make sure your 23 chromosomes make the best contribution to conceiving a healthy baby.

Micronutrients play a macro role

To a great degree, your sperm are what you eat—and sometimes you need help in overcoming the sketchy diet that often comes with a busy lifestyle.

Some things really are in your head

Your brain never stops thinking about the best hormones levels to promote healthy sperm production.

Healthy testicles build strong sperm in many ways

You and your partner are looking forward to having a healthy baby—and well-formed sperm are the shape of good things to come.

Totally tubular training course

Sperm have a long, tough trip up the uterus to the egg. Make sure you have strong, well-trained swimmers that can deliver healthy DNA.

Power lunch: Countering the byproducts of the sperm’s muscle-car engine

Studies show oxidative stress damages DNA. Make sure you produce healthy sperm that can withstand the oxidants and free radicals produced by hard swimming.

May the best sperm win

The moment sperm in ejaculate hit the upper vagina, the race to the egg is on.

Preconception inspection – A tiny peacock shows its feathers

Once the winning sperm reaches its goal, a complex mating dance commences.

Is he hot or not? – Deciding whether to join genetic materials and conceive

While the two sets of DNA are joining, the egg decides if the sperm’s DNA payload is the right stuff.

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