This includes considering that there may be better positions for getting pregnant. But it pays to bear in mind that the human race has been around for over , years and most of us were probably conceived without our ancestors investing too much thought into the mechanics. Women can, and do, conceive in any position. Nature has a way of making sure of that. But what about the missionary position? There are lots of fallacies about the missionary position being the best position for getting pregnant.
With the woman on her back and her partner on top, it is thought that gravity will assist the sperm to swim upwards towards the egg.
Some women have a retroverted uterus, which means that instead of tilting forwards, their uterus and cervix neck of their womb is positioned more towards their back. This can mean that the sperm need to work harder to swim through the cervix and into the uterine cavity. Sexual positions which may help with getting pregnant The rear entry position may have a slightly better advantage when it comes to conceiving.
Especially if the woman lies on her front for a while after the man has ejaculated. It can be useful to lie on a small pillow so her hips are tilted upwards slightly. This position fosters deep penetration so the semen is deposited very close to the cervical opening. But this position is uncomfortable for some women; it causes them pain and cervical tenderness. Even if your focus is on trying to conceive it still helps to relax and enjoy sex.
How does it happen again? All it takes is one sperm to successfully fertilise an egg, unless there is a multiple pregnancy of course. Every sperm has one agenda, to get to the egg first. Having to swim upwards or downwards, across or sideways is unlikely to make much of a difference. So although it may help in the immediate post sex period to have a little lie down, being flat on your back for days would not only be uncomfortable, but unrealistic as well.
Sperm really can and do have a habit of looking after themselves. Although these suggestions are unlikely to boost your chances of conceiving too much, they are unlikely to hurt either. What might help to conceive?
This means that the smallest amount of semen escapes and is retained as close to the cervix the neck of the uterus as possible. The woman can try lying on her back with her lower back elevated on a small pillow for around minutes.
This will help to tilt the vagina backwards so the semen pools around her cervix. There is some disagreement about whether this is an effective strategy or not. But it does not seem to do any harm either. Avoid standing up immediately after having sex.
Gravity causes the semen to leak from the vagina so staying flat can help to keep it in. Some women believe that avoiding going to the bathroom and doing a wee straight after sex helps them to conceive.
Whether this is true or not is open to debate, though it does support the theory of lying down for a while after sex. Side lying also fosters deep penetrative sex. Use pillows to tilt your pelvis so that your vagina is tilting downwards. Some women swear that their chances of conceiving were helped by placing their legs upwards on the wall next to their bed.
Having sex whilst standing or sitting up. In either of these positions gravity will be working against you and the semen is more likely to drain from your vagina. In order for the sperm to find their way to the egg, they need to be deposited as close as possible to the cervix. Having irregular or infrequent sex.
Making sex a chore with only one focus i. It can be a real turn off to some male partners if they feel their sole focus is simply to become a sperm donor.
When the egg is no longer fertile. There is a window of time, around hours after ovulation when the egg is most fertile. Worrying and feeling tense. Sexual positions where the woman is on the top.