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Is all sex created equal?
Experts share the best positions to make conceiving easier. Like most couples who are trying to conceiveyou're probably wondering, "What is the best sex position to get pregnant?
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Kingsberg, Ph. She notes that it's more of a logistical issue than anything else. Kingsberg says. That's partly because there are multiple other factors that affect odds of conception, such as maternal age and timing of the intercourse having sex while ovulating enhances fertility, for example.
But despite lack of proof, some sex positions might provide some advantages in the baby-making department. Read on to learn about the possible best sex positions to get pregnant, as well as what to do after intercourse to increase your odds of conceiving.
These seven sex position might increase your odds of baby-making success. But keep in mind that what's most important is keeping up a consistent routine—and not necessarily an obsessive one. The few studies that looked at coital connections hint that missionary position might offer a slim anatomical advantage.
The theory: In guy-on-top, a woman's cervix can dip more easily into the vaginal semen pool, giving sperm access to the protective cervical mucus. Plus, not all women are built the same way.
Kingsberg notes. Some men simply don't like missionary style because it can be tiring for them. Schiffman, Ph. In this case, couples can try a different position, such as doggy style. This popular sex position puts the woman on all fours with the man entering from behind. It allows for deeper penetration, which gives semen increased access to the opening of the cervix.
In this sex position, the woman places herself on top, facing away from her partner's face. The angle allows her to control the depth of the penetration for optimal effectiveness. When engaging in this position, the couple faces each other while laying on their sides. Not only is it romantic which may ease the nerves involved with baby-making sexbut it also allows for deep entry.
Like doggy style, this position involves the man entering from behind. The difference, though, is that the woman lies on her stomach and he lowers himself over her.
Rear entry is a surefire way to get deep penetration. Who says baby-making sex can't be a little adventurous?
In this athletic position, the woman holds herself up with her hands while her standing partner grabs her legs, pulls them around his thighs, and enters her. Again, it allows for deep penetration and closeness to the cervix. It's more likely that the very best sex position to get pregnant is, in fact, your favorite one.
It doesn't matter if you're twisted like a Bavarian pretzel or lying still as a statue, as long as your partner gets the job done. And if it provides a toe-curling climax, all the better! But she cautions against stressing if you don't regularly climax.
The optimal postcoital routine is another aspect of baby-making sex that's up for debate. Most experts question the advice that you should lie still on your back for 30 minutes after having sex, yet others swear by it.
Our view: If you've got time to lounge, why not enjoy the afterglow? Propping yourself up on a pillow or putting your legs up the wall, however, have not been shown to make a difference. Schiffman says. There is one other thing factor that can influence your chances of conception: lubricant. Regular lube has been shown to negatively affect sperm survival.
Look for versions that marketed as "fertility-friendly" or "sperm-friendly," and make sure they don't contain spermicide — which, um, obviously won't help! Save Pin FB More. Best Sex Positions for Getting Pregnant. Credit: Illustration by Emma Darvick. By Holly Eagleson and Nicole Harris.
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