Best Sex Positions to Get Pregnant
on Aug 02, 2012
by Prabha Sahgal, MD
Not all sexual positions are created equal when trying to get pregnant. Find out the top 3 positions and find out 4 bonus tips to keep in mind when having intercourse.
There are many discussions about conceiving and which positions for intercourse are best. Many people believe that the sexual position does not have any influence on the ability to conceive. Naturally, a woman can get pregnant by having intercourse in any position, or almost any position. However, if a couple is not able to conceive, the first thing they should consider is to experiment a bit more in the bedroom, and try a couple of new positions. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
The missionary position, so-named because it was believed to be by early missionaries the only position that was not sinful, is actually the best for getting pregnant. It is a very easy position to adopt, with the man on top, it is comfortable and it allows excellent face-to-face and body contact. In the traditional missionary position, the woman lies on her back with her legs spread and both of her knees bent and her feet firm on the bed, while the man is on top facing her. There are also variations on the basic missionary position, whereby the woman raises one or both of her legs, for example, and the man holds them or places them on his shoulders. Or, the woman can extends one or both of her knees. It is true that the missionary position is one of the best sex positions if you want to get pregnant, but this does not apply to all couples.
Generally, the uterus is positioned anteversum, which means that it bends towards the front. Therefore, the missionary position is best for these women, because it allows the uterus to drop back when the woman is standing on her back, thus allowing the semen to enter the uterus and the fallopian tubes much easier. Some women, however, have the uterus positioned retroversum, towards the back. This is not abnormal, but not as common, and these women can just as easily conceive a child. But it might be harder for them to conceive if they choose the missionary position.
Another great position for conceiving a baby, and the actual best if the woman has a retroversed uterus, is the rear-entry position, when the woman is lying on her abdomen or is kneeling. This position also allows good body contact, and most important, the uterus drops to the front, so that the sperm has enough space to enter the cervix and then the uterus. Furthermore, the sperm can be deposited close to the cervix, with deeper penetration, improving the chances of getting pregnant.
Lying side-by-side can be a relaxing position for couples and easier on a partner who is overweight or may have a back problem. Side-by-side can either be face-to-face or in the “spoon” position with a rear-entry from behind.
These are the best sex positions you can adopt if you want to conceive and give birth to a baby. If you want to increase your chances even more, you can try some of the following tips:
The man should keep his penis as deeply as possible in the vagina, both during and after ejaculating, to reduce to minimum the leakage of semen.
Also, after pulling out, the man can press the woman’s labia gently, preventing further leakage.
Another important thing that the woman should do is lie on her back or stay on her abdomen for 20 or 30 minutes, with her pelvis slightly elevated. Let gravity do its work!
Most important, relax and enjoy making love! Stress is known to be a main cause of infertility.
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Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.