Pregnancy Positions - Increasing Fertility Chances

May 11, 2008

There are many issues to evaluate when trying to conceive.  One of them, believe it or not, is the position that you are using for intercourse.  While there isn't much research to support this idea, there are certain pregnancy positions that seem to allow the sperm better access to the egg and more of a chance of creating a match.  These are suggestions to take into consideration while on the road to pregnancy.

Helpful Pregnancy Positions

In general, the missionary position is considered the best position for getting pregnant.  This position works with gravity and allows the sperm to be brought closer to the egg than many other positions.  Any position where the woman is on top is not helpful, as these positions are going against gravity and keep the sperm from moving quickly and easily towards the cervix and the egg.  Two other positions that are said to be helpful are the spooning position and doggie style.  If you have a tilted or tipped uterus, the best position will be one where the man is behind the woman.  This allows the sperm the easiest and fastest path to the cervix. 

A Can For Conception--Stay Where You Are!

After intercourse, it is important not to get up quickly.  Stay where you are for up to twenty minutes after intercourse to help the sperm to travel up the vagina and be absorbed.  Relax during this time and enjoy the time with your partner.  Since stress can negatively influence your chance of getting pregnant, this is a great opportunity to relax and a nice time to do some deep breathing and visualization.  Some people recommend placing a pillow beneath the woman's hips during this period.  It certainly can't hurt and it can help you to relax as well.

A Few More Conception Do's and Don'ts

Don't use lubricants if you are trying to get pregnant.  These can decrease the sperm's chances of traveling easily and can keep you from getting pregnant.   Many women will be happy to hear that it is important to include female stimulation in your recipe for successful conception.  It can help a woman's chances of conception when she experiences orgasm, and this is a great way to please a partner and increase your chances of fertility!

Conception Timing

Particularly if you've been trying to conceive for a long time, it's very important to find sex positions that will work for you and keep your sex life active.  In addition to trying out these positions and other tips, consider proper timing for trying to conceive.  It's very important to know when you expect to ovulate, and to time your conception one or two days before this time period.  You can always learn more about how to predict your ovulation and how to time your conception.

Most importantly, keep a positive attitude and have fun trying.  You are on an exciting road to parenthood - and one that you should make as stress-free and fun as possible.

 

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