To Do’s After Sex to Increase Chances of Getting Pregnant

What to Do After Sex to Increase Chances of Getting Pregnant?

So, you have been tracking your ovulation, charting your cervical mucus and basal body temperature, and using your ovulation predictor kits. So today was your fertile day! Now, sex is over, and you are left to wait and wonder: “Am I getting pregnant right now?” No one wants to sit and wait and wonder and worry, so is there anything you can do after sex to increase your chances of getting pregnant? Read on for a few post coital tips to increase your chances of pregnancy. (Remember that none of these tips are “scientific” by any means, and a few are just old wives’ tales, but hey, what could it hurt to try?). Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Lie flat for best results

You have probably heard this one before. Lie flat on your back after intercourse, and prop your legs up to about a thirty degree angle. While it probably won’t make too much of a difference, this can help the sperm reach the egg more easily since they will just kind of “flow” to the right place and won’t have to “swim upstream” so to speak. Try to remain still for around 30 minutes after sex for best results. I put great stock in this method, helping me conceive my babies! It won’t hurt to try it.


While this one is definitely easier said than done, if you can avoid stress, it will improve your chances of getting pregnant. Try not to worry or stress about whether or not you are pregnant, since worrying about it won’t change anything anyway, and can really hurt your chances. Keeping stress at a minimum is a very important thing to remember.

Don’t run to the bathroom

Try to wait at least twenty minutes or so before running to the bathroom. Spend that twenty minutes with your legs elevated and a pillow underneath you. However, don’t wait more than around twenty or thirty minutes before going to the bathroom, or you could cause yourself to get a UTI.


While I have never heard of this being recommended by a doctor, a lot of women talk about using Softcups after intercourse. Softcups are internal cups that you can insert into the vagina to keep the sperm near the cervix and keep it from leaking out. Some women swear by this method, but there is no scientific proof that it works.

Hope for the best

Bottom line? Truly, there is not really much that you can do after sex to ensure that you will get pregnant. While every woman wishes there were some super top secret rule that you could follow after sex to get pregnant, that is just not the case. The best advice is to relax, take it easy, and hope for the best.

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.