• Barack Obama on Fatherhood

    Becoming a father changes every aspect of your life—from the way you spend your free time to your level of patience. 

    In this video clip, President Barack Obama takes some time to discuss his experiences as a father in celebration of Father’s Day. Like most new parents, Barack Obama states that he struggled to sleep the first night he brought his oldest daughter home from the hospital, considering how he was now responsible for a new life. Obama says that becoming a father has been the most magical thing he has ever experienced and entirely changed his perspective on life. Watch this full clip to learn more about Obama’s experiences as a father.

    If you believe you may be experiencing infertility issues or are considering a vasectomy reversal, the Center for Vasectomy Reversal is here to help. Contact us at (941) 343-4020 to set up an appointment. 

  • How Semen Analysis Can Help In Overcoming Infertility

    Couple talking with doctor in IVF clinic

    Semen analysis is a specific procedure that measures the amount of semen produced as well as the number and quality of the sperm within the sample. If your male infertility specialist has recommended semen analysis, you may be wondering how this procedure can help you start a family.

    Uses and Indications

    Semen analysis procedures are generally the first tests performed in order to determine if a male partner is suffering from infertility. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a pregnancy after one full year of consistently trying. A semen analysis can be used to measure:

    • The volume of the sperm and how much semen is present in one ejaculation.
    • Liquefaction, or the time it takes for the semen to liquefy following ejaculation.
    • The number of sperm present per milliliter.
    • The morphology of sperm or the percentage of sperm that are normally shaped.
    • The motility, or movement, of the sperm.

    A semen analysis can also help determine if male infertility is caused by a pH imbalance, the presence of white blood cells within the sperm, or an abnormal sperm fructose level. In some cases, a semen analysis may be performed to ensure the success of a vasectomy reversal procedure, ultimately determining if proper fertilization and conception is likely to be achieved following the procedure.

    What to Expect

    Your vasectomy reversal doctor may request that you avoid any sexual activity that results in ejaculation for at least two to five days prior to your examination to ensure that your sperm count is at its highest level. After obtaining the sample, your infertility specialist will analyze the findings and discuss the results.

    Are you interested in starting a family but struggling to conceive with your partner? Contact the Center for Vasectomy Reversal by visiting us online or calling (941) 343-4020 for more information on your treatment options. 

  • Are You Ready for Fatherhood?

    "Surprise! Guess who!"

    A number of men undergo vasectomies during their late 20s and early 30s so that their personal or professional lives remain unchanged. However, a number of men regret the decision to undergo a vasectomy when they later realize that they do wish to father children. Fortunately, qualified surgeons offer vasectomy reversal procedures to help men regain their ability to start a family. Continue reading for an overview of steps you’ll need to take to prepare for fatherhood before contacting your vasectomy reversal doctor.

    Caring for another Life

    Becoming a father means putting the life of another person ahead of your own. This can often be a big transition for new fathers who are not used to putting their own needs aside in order to care for a newborn. While this doesn’t mean completely changing who you are as a person, fathering a child will require you to change your personal priorities so that your main focus becomes caring for your child.

    Ensuring Financial Stability

    Most individuals underestimate the costs of raising a child and how it will affect their professional lives. It is important to consider how fathering a child will affect your career, such as how much time you will need to take off immediately following your new son’s or daughter’s birth. You will also want to consider creating a budget beforehand to ensure you are financially able to support a child. Also, discuss with your partner her career goals and setting aside funds for the baby’s future; it’s never too early to plan for college.

    Making Changes to Your Home

    You will need to make certain adjustments to your home before bringing home a newborn. This includes installing child safety cabinet and drawer locks, removing hazardous items, and creating a nursery.

    One helpful way to determine if undergoing a vasectomy reversal and starting a family is right for you is to consult your male infertility doctor. Call Dr. Joshua Green with the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 343-4020. You can also learn more about our vasovasostomy procedure by visiting us online. 

  • Trying to Have a Baby? These Tips Can Help You Get Pregnant Faster

    If you are considering  vasectomy reversal so that you can start a family then you have probably been researching other factors that play a part in successful conception. Dr. Keith Eddleman, author of Pregnancy for Dummies, joins howdini to give you some tips on getting pregnant more quickly and steps to take to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

    Learn more about family planning and the vasectomy reversal procedure by visiting the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota. Schedule a consultation with us on our website or call (941) 343-4020. We take patients from all over the country, and our practice can help you start the family you and your partner desire.