The ideal moment to try for a baby is obviously very important for couples looking to welcome a little bundle of joy into their home. A recent study has just released research which will let these couples organised their schedule and set the clock in motion.
Do you want to try for a baby? You’ll have already determined your ovulation date and your most fertile period (around the 14th day for women on a 28 day cycle and the 21st day for women on a 35 day cycle.)
However remember your partner’s sperm also plays an important part in the proceedings. He also has his own biological clock! This has been confirmed by a recently published study, led by a team of scientists at the Zurich University Hospital in Switzerland.
An early riser? The morning is a good time to try for a baby!
If you want to try for a baby you might have to set your alarm early. According to a study, the best time to conceive is apparently 7:30am or around 45 minutes after waking up. According to researchers, the spermatozoa will be most powerful during the first few hours of the morning.
In order to define this precise time, experts relied on 12, 245 samples of sperm taken from 7,068 men between 25 and 40 years old who were following, with their partner, infertility treatment. As a result, the researchers analyzed the quality of the male’s sexual ability according to the number of spermatozoa, their motility and their volume. They found that conception results were better in the morning, as it seems men are less stressed.
Spring is a good time of the year to conceive
Now that we know the most ideal time to try for a baby, is there also a period in the year which is more favourable when trying to conceive?
Researchers noted that samples taken in March, April and May had a greater number of spermatozoa. In addition, they observed that the sperm were more active and healthier in size and form. By comparison they noted that samples taken during the summer were much weaker.
These two discoveries are very important for research into infertility. Further research could open new avenues to help the 80 million couples who are affected by infertility issues throughout the world. In 40 years time, sperm quality will decline by 50% world-wide. More research is being conducted to try and reverse this trend.