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When is the best time of the day to have sex when trying to conceive and how many time should we have sex? In the day

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Dr. John Bucek
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really known

This has not been studied well in a scientific way.
In my opinion it does not matter because sperm live for hours to days in the vagina and the uterus. Some advice focuses on the fact that the uterus contracts during arousal and especially during orgasm. Uterine contractions may help sperm get into the uterus.

In brief: Not really known

This has not been studied well in a scientific way.
In my opinion it does not matter because sperm live for hours to days in the vagina and the uterus. Some advice focuses on the fact that the uterus contracts during arousal and especially during orgasm. Uterine contractions may help sperm get into the uterus.
Dr. John Bucek
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Dr. John Jarrett
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Every other day

The best interval for achieving conception is every other day around the time of ovulation.

In brief: Every other day

The best interval for achieving conception is every other day around the time of ovulation.
Dr. John Jarrett
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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
there is also data suggesting that daily sex at time of ovulation may be as effective as every other day--presuming male fertility is normal, the best way to get pregnant is to ENJOY- stress and baby making just dont mix very well
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Timing of Sex

The time of day does not matter for getting pregnant.
The frequency of sex can matter. We usually recommend sex every other day during the fertile part of cycle. The sperm live in the cervix and uterus about 2 days (reliably). The egg can only be fertilized for about 18 hours after ovulation (ivf experience). If sperm count low then too much or too little a problem. Good luck.

In brief: Timing of Sex

The time of day does not matter for getting pregnant.
The frequency of sex can matter. We usually recommend sex every other day during the fertile part of cycle. The sperm live in the cervix and uterus about 2 days (reliably). The egg can only be fertilized for about 18 hours after ovulation (ivf experience). If sperm count low then too much or too little a problem. Good luck.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. Anthony Luciano
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 2, 1 and 0 days bef

Couple should begin to try to conceive 2, 1 and 0 days before ovulation.

In brief: 2, 1 and 0 days bef

Couple should begin to try to conceive 2, 1 and 0 days before ovulation.
Dr. Anthony Luciano
Dr. Anthony Luciano
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