How Long to Leave the Sperm in to Get Pregnant?

How Long to Leave the Sperm in to Get Pregnant?

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A misconception

One of the common misconceptions that people have when it comes to getting pregnant is that you need to leave sperm in a certain length of time before you are able to become pregnant. Because of this, many believe that a woman will not be able to become pregnant if a man does not ejaculate inside of her. However, this is simply not true. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here


Sperm is present in both the pre-ejaculation and the ejaculation that enters the woman’s body and it is possible to become pregnant from either of these types of sperm. Sperm will naturally begin swimming in the right direction after it enters the body.

Increasing your chances

However, you should note that sperm only lives for about 72 hours and it is possible for it to die before it reaches the egg if it must swim a long distance. Some doctors believe that it is possible to increase your chances of becoming pregnant if you leave your legs elevated for about 15 minutes.

Elevating your legs

Keep in mind that you do not need to elevate your legs very much. Since the location of the uterus does not move based on the location of the legs, you can simply lie flat or place your legs on a pillow to help increase your chances.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).