What Is The Best Time Of The Day To Conceive A Boy Baby? Is The Morning Best?
By: Sandy Dean: I often hear from people who want for me to help them point point the best day and time to try to conceive the baby gender that they want. They are often trying to point point the exact date and time, right down to the hour. I recently heard from a someone who asked me, in part: “We are trying to conceive a boy baby. I have been told and have read that boy sperm are weaker. And I had a friend suggest that because of this, I should try to conceive in the morning since a man is said to have a higher sperm count in the morning. She also said that she’d heard that men have higher quality sperm after a good night’s sleep and after abstaining from sex for the hours that they are asleep. Is all of this true? Is having sex first thing in the morning optimal if you’re trying to conceive a boy baby? Or does it matter at all?” I will discuss this more in the following article.
From my research on this topic, I’ve found that the idea that sperm counts are higher in the morning is accepted by most. Men undergoing fertility treatments or testing are often asked to give the sperm sample in the morning. However, having a higher sperm count really does not directly affect the ratio of those same sperm. What I mean by this is that while you may get more X and Y sperm produced in the morning (and therefore might have a slightly better chance of getting pregnant,) the presence of more sperm chromosomes does not change the fact that you will likely have the same 50 / 50 ratio of X’s to Y’s or boy producing sperm to girl producing sperm. Sperm count can be very important if you having fertility issues or having trouble getting pregnant, but it isn’t as important as it relates to baby gender.
As to the theory of having higher quality sperm in the morning, this is more controversial. Most agree that abstaining from sex for 2 -3 days before trying to conceive can give you higher sperm counts and better quality sperm. But the 6 – 8 hours of sleep that many of us get doesn’t even approach the suggested 48 -72 hour time frame. And while you may benefit from higher quality sperm (since it’s true that Y or boy sperm tend to be more weak,) this still doesn’t address the ratio of that same sperm as I mentioned above.
And, the ratio of the sperm matters quite a lot when you are trying to choose your baby’s gender. If you want a boy baby, your true goal is to make absolutely sure that the sperm that are trying to fertilize the egg contains much more boy producing sperm than girl producing sperm. This alone increases your chances of getting the boy that you want. But, you should not stop there. Because another thing that greatly affects whether you get a boy or a girl is your vaginal PH. An acidic one is detrimental to those Y’s that you’ve been trying so hard to encourage. Trying to coax the Y’s into an acidic environment (where they will only weaken or wither and die) doesn’t make much sense and is counter to what you need to be doing.
So my answer to this question would be that it’s perfectly fine to have sex in the morning in an attempt to conceive a boy as long as you have also checked your PH and you know that it is alkaline rather than acidic. In my view, you are better off having sex in the evening with an alkaline PH than having sex in the morning with an acidic one. (Granted, most people aren’t able to drastically change their PH levels from morning to night.)
The final point I’d like to make is this. When we discuss timing regarding conceiving a boy or a girl, we aren’t talking about the time of day. We are talking about the time of the month – as it relates to your ovulation and fertility cycle. You want to conceive after ovulation happens because this ensures the health and vitality of those weaker boy sperm that we’ve been talking about. To me, the timing as it relates to ovulation is much more important than timing is it relates to what the clock says first thing in the morning. So having sex in the morning for a boy baby is fine. But having sex in the morning with an alkaline PH and after ovulation has occurred is much better.
I know that this can be confusing. If you’d like to read more about this process and see it explained step by step, check out http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com/ (for a boy baby) or http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com/ (for a girl baby)