Moms confess: Best sexual positions for getting pregnant you're not trying but should
Dr. Allison Rosen, MD writes:
Of all the different suggestions for getting pregnant without the use of artificial methods, one of the most often discussed is whether the position you are in during intercourse can affect your chances of becoming pregnant. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests
While there is a chance that you could get pregnant no matter what position you have intercourse in, there are some sexual positions that can improve your odds of successfully conceiving. If you have ever wondered what the best sexual positions for getting pregnant are, the following are a few different positions you should consider. Remember, you don’t have to stick to a single one. Instead, vary your positions among the following choices in order to optimize your chances:
Quick Tip #1: Missionary Position - This is the overwhelming favorite among experts and parents. Having the male partner positioned on top allows for maximum depth of penetration which means that sperm are deposited as closely as possible toward the opening of the cervix. Some research claims that if a woman is able to achieve orgasm during intercourse, chances of conceiving are improved and missionary style sex allows partners to communicate and can help some women achieve orgasm more easily.
Quick Tip #2: From Behind - In this position, the male partner kneels behind the female and penetrates from behind, which can allow for deeper thrusts and potentially more intense male orgasms, which can help sperm get as close to the cervical opening as possible.
Quick Tip #3: Spooning - A favorite among couples who have already become pregnant, this position can be one of the best sexual positions for getting pregnant. While penetration is not as deep, both partners are able to relax which can improve the chances of conception.
Quick Tip #4: On the Edge - In this position, the female partner positions herself on the edge of the bed, while the man penetrates from a standing position. This position provides the same benefits as missionary style sex, but gives the added benefit that the male partner can support the female partners’ legs in an elevated position after sex, which can again help sperm reach the cervix more easily.
While these positions can help improve the odds of getting pregnant, it is even more important to remember to have sex regularly, particularly during your most fertile days each month. The more that you enjoy sex with your partner, the more motivated you will be to have intercourse as often as possible, one of the best methods for getting pregnant!
One other question that many women ask about is how to become pregnant with a child of a particular gender. While these are primarily old wives tales, feel free to try certain positions that have a reputation for producing the desired gender. The best sexual positions for getting pregnant with a boy are said to be from behind in any variation as deeper penetration can improve the opportunity for Y-chromosome carrying sperm to reach the cervical opening in the period nearest ovulation. Hoping for a girl? Try spooning to give slower moving female sperm the best chance. No matter what position you decide to try, remember that when you slow down and enjoy sex with your partner, you are also building a stronger relationship that will one day make you better parents.
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