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Have you heard that certain sex positions can help increase your chances of getting pregnant? Most people have heard this rumor before, but is it true or not? Read on to find out more. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
While technically any sexual position CAN get you pregnant, it is true that there are certain more optimal sex positions to get pregnant. Simply put, any position that will allow the sperm to stay in the vagina for as long as possible is considered optimal.
You want to remember to work with the flow of gravity and not against it. Therefore, missionary position is considered one of the most optimal positions for conception. If you place a pillow under your hips and raise your legs after intercourse, this can also help the sperm to remain in the vagina and swim upstream more easily. Any positon that works against gravity, or will help the sperm to leak out of the vagina, such as standing sex or woman on top positions are not usually considered the best choice for conception sex.
No matter what position you are in when you are having sex, it is important to remember that the timing is of the utmost importance. Women can only get pregnant during ovulation, which usually is between 12-48 hours each month.
Therefore, it is very important to time sex properly so you are not having sex on the wrong days to get pregnant. Find out when you are ovulating by using an ovulation predictor kit test, charting your basal body temperature, paying attention to your cervical mucus, or using a software program or smartphone app.
Keep in mind that while some sexual positions are more likely to help with pregnancy than others, all sexual positions can result in pregnancy. Using a sexual position that is not conducive to pregnancy is definitely not a form of birth control.
Also keep in mind that some studies have shown that when a woman has an orgasm during sex, the muscle contractions can actually increase the chance of her getting pregnant, so make sure to try to incorporate that into your love making as well. It is also not imperative to stay lying down after sex, like some old wives tales suggest.
Your cervical mucus should help to trap the sperm and keep it inside as much as possible. If you have any further questions about sexual positions and getting pregnant, be sure to talk with your doctor.