Monday, December 22, 2014

When Men Battle Infertility Too

Male infertility may not sound common to some but there are some men battling with infertility. The authors at say that in an infertility case, 30% is caused by male infertility. This could be a hard truth for your partner to know he’s experiencing infertility. Make him feel he’s not alone in this battle. You can help him increase his infertility by making sure the things that he do will not harm his sperms. He can do that by avoiding staying in hot places just like hot tubs, Jacuzzis and saunas. Try to make him not wear too tight pants as they can also damage his fertility, especially cycling shorts. Using laptops on his lap for a very long time can also damage and kill his sperms so as smoking and drinking too much alcohol. Change your diet to eating more fruits and vegetables, these are packed with so many vitamins and minerals that can help boost his fertility. 

We faced this challenge before. My husband, Mark, was not totally infertile. But as a seafarer working in the machinery of the ship, he is exposed to heat most of the time for 9 months. I guess that's why, both our babies were conceived when he's already several months on his vacation in land.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

High Expectation Means High Result

I took this from the Purpose Fairy's Facebook page. And find it really useful for my present situation. Just this week, I have already started my volunteer work as a nurse in the rural health unit. For more than a year, my brain rested entertaining concepts I learned from the nursing school.

And for 3 days that I've been reporting to the RHU, I am really overwhelmed by the number of patients flocking in the morning for consultation and for tooth extraction. Another thing is, the nurses working there are labeled as "mini doctors" because they work independently with the use of the IMCI guideline. In nursing, it's like the bible of the community health nurses in treating common sickness for children from 2 months to 5 years old.

In my mind, I always say that I already have the mommy brain, a good excuse for me every time I forget something (which happens almost always). During my duty time, I can just say that my brain has become stagnant. AS IN. It's so hard for me to understand the concept of IMCI and wonder when could I probably become an expert in it.

Reading that quote above enlightened me so much. I have to give my brain a little higher expectation so that I can live up with it. It can help me learn faster at work, since being mommy is no excuse at all. ***wink***

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