Alcohol & Mature Sperm! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Class]

Dear Dr. Miro,

Although my man never drank excessively, he quit alcohol about 3 weeks ago. How long does it take for his sperm to not be effected?

We want to make a healthy baby.

Ready & Waiting

Dear R&W,

Since it takes between two to three months for sperm to fully mature, I would give yourselves that for fresh, never tasted alcohol, swimmers. However, keep in mind that many intoxicated folks have made babies – healthy ones, even.

It is true that extreme drinking (or any other excessive behavior) may lead to fetal complications so be aware of other factors in your lives. Eat right, drink (non-alcoholic) fluids, get sleep and avoid stress as much as possible.

ONE glass of wine or beer after dinner is not going to greatly hinder sperm’s production or motility. Also, and very importantly, have as much sex with each other as possible! Making healthy babies can be a lot of fun.

Lust & Happiness,
Dr. Miro

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