What is the best sex position to get pregnant?
While there is no scientifically proven position that works better for conception, there are a few that give the sperm a better chance of reaching the cervix faster and easier. The most important factor when it comes to the position you choose is that you feel comfortable and enjoy it! Also, don’t forget to switch it up. Trying new positions can be a great way to add some fun into your sex life and boost intimacy.
The Missionary: that’s the man on top, woman on the bottom and is a classic for a reason. It puts gravity to work so that when the man ejaculates, the sperm get where they need to be, easily swimming downstream. This position is probably the most popular position for getting pregnant.
Doggy Style, when the woman is on her hands and knees and the man enters from behind, is not so much about gravity but rather deep penetration. In this position, the penis is able to get farther into the vagina (never a bad thing) so the sperm are closer to where they need to be. In fact, any position which achieves deep penetration is a good thing, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
Now for a great combo of gravity and penetration, and to spice things up, try “Legs on Shoulders”, a twist on the classic missionary (but who named this one, really?). In this position, the woman lies down and puts her legs on the man’s shoulders and… well you know what to do from there.
What if you have a tipped/retroverted uterus?
Now some women have a tipped or retroverted uterus. Don’t know if this is you? Ask your doctor or OBGYN, they will be able to tell you. If you do, don’t worry, it just means that the best sex position to get you pregnant is a little different: the Reverse Cowgirl. In this position, the man lies down and the woman straddles his pelvis facing the man’s feet, then, yee haw, it’s sex time. Like doggy, this position allows for deeper penetration which gets the sperm closer to the cervix.
Want to add a bit more fun to baby-making sexy time?
Try this bonus trick: after you have sex, lie on your back with your feet in the air and cycle your legs in the air for a few minutes after sex. This will encourage the sperm to get to the cervix. Race your partner to keep things light and have a bit more fun in the bedroom.
Let’s be honest, there are not many things that are better than an orgasm, but when it comes to getting pregnant, you don’t need to show your “O” face. A shame, really, but that doesn’t mean that having an orgasm can’t help in other ways. Orgasms have been shown to reduce stress, one of the top causes of Unexplained Infertility, so have at it.