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Good news for night owls: While some studies claim that a man's sperm count is higher in the morning, the differences are so minimal, I don't think it matters much in terms of getting pregnant. Say your mate's sperm count goes from 87 million in the evening to 88 million in the morning. This may sound like a lot, but it doesn't change much in the real world. After all, it only takes one little swimmer to do the job.
If you really want to swing the odds of getting pregnant in your favor, you're better off focusing on timing sex close to ovulation. For women with a typical 28-day cycle, the fertile period is from around day 10 to around day 16 of the cycle. Having sex twice during this period of time should be enough for fertile couples to conceive.
But try not to take all the fun out of sex by making it a job. Don't force yourself to have sex more often just to improve your chances of conception. Healthy sperm can live for three to seven days in the female reproductive tract, so two times during your fertile period is plenty. More is not better if you're not having fun!
Editor's note: Our ovulation calculator will do the menstrual math for you and give you an idea of when you'll be ovulating.