Make Sure Your Partner Gets a Checkup, Too
You're not the only one that needs a checkup before trying to conceive. Make sure your partner sees his doctor, too. If you're trying for a baby, find the best times for sex with our Fertility Calculator.
Many women may know it’s important to schedule a preconception appointment before they try to become pregnant, but you may not realize it’s equally important for your partner to have a checkup as well. Male fertility can be negatively affected by a variety of lifestyle choices, including smoking, exposure to environmental hazards, recreational drug use, or even just extreme stress. Because sperm develop over a three-month period, men should try to eliminate any negative impacts for at least those three months before trying to conceive.