Trying for a baby? Better set your alarm, because morning sex could produce more babies
Is a baby part of your 2020 plans?
Then you might want to consider starting setting your alarm half an hour earlier in the mornings, and getting down to business before you get up in the morning.
Really? Yep, says Dr. Daniel Kort, an OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinologist at Neway Fertility in the US.
In fact, according to the good doctor, men might be more fertile early in the day, and for some couples trying to get pregnant, morning sex might just be the missing piece of the puzzle.
“There could be potential situations where fertility cycles or conception cycles would be more likely occur during sex in the morning, in a very small subset of patients,” Dr. Kort, explains to Fatherly.
"Scientifically speaking, studies suggest most men’s sex hormones are at their highest first thing in the morning."
Also – keep this in mind: Mixing up what time you have sex can increase the novelty and make them more likely to try again and again. Oh, and then there is this valid reason: Most of us are more well-rested in the morning than in the evening.
One fascinating advantage of morning sex is that it may help couples get pregnant even when the woman involved has a relatively short ovulation window. Sperm generally fertilises an egg within 72 hours of sex, taking advantage of a broad ovulation window.
But when that window is shorter than 72 hours, trying to conceive in the morning has the chance of catching the tail end of a window that might otherwise close before bedtime
“In those cases, it could potentially benefit those men having sex in the morning, just from a timing perspective to time it around the time of ovulation,” Kort explains. “Certain women will ovulate closer in the morning and, for them, it might help.”