Baby-making sex

If trying for a baby is taking longer than you hoped, check out these top tips for conceiving.

Try the missionary position or doggy-style

There are only two sexual positions that scientists have examined, regarding how likely you are to conceive – the missionary position and doggy-style. Using magnetic resonance imaging technology experts confirmed that both positions fire sperm high up into the cervix (no kidding), and are great sexual positions if you want to fertilise an egg. As no other sexual positions have been studied, it could be that spooning, or doing the reverse cowgirl, has just as much effect.

Don’t worry if the earth doesn’t move!

While it’s obvious that a guy has to have an orgasm to conceive a baby, scientists haven’t found any evidence that says a woman has to feel the earth move to produce a baby. While it might not be good for a woman’s satisfaction quotient, at least less stress is involved knowing that your chances of making a baby are the same whatever the outcome on the pleasure Richter scale.

Practice doing the bicycle

There are millions of sperm ejaculated each time you have sex with your partner, so it shouldn’t be necessary to stay lying down after sex to ensure the most little wrigglers make it through your cervix and into your fallopian tubes. However, some experts say it doesn’t harm to try, so after sex stay put on your back for a while, placing a pillow in the small of your back to tilt the sperm’s passage towards the moving target and give nature a helping hand.

Long-term Pill users fall pregnant faster

While you don’t usually want to get pregnant when you’re on the Pill, researchers have found that being on the Pill for a lengthy period of time, then stopping in the hope of having a baby, might actually help you conceive. On studying over 8,000 pregnancies in the UK, scientists found that prolonged usage of the Pill was associated with a significant decrease in delayed pregnancies. In other words, you’re far likely to fall pregnant sooner than non long-term Pill-takers.

2017-10-12T13:08:22+00:00

4 Comments

  1. Jen Wiig October 27, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Wow i now know why ive fallen pregnant so easily…the positions we prefer been helping us along.
    However disnt realise being on the pill longer can assist in getting pregnant… Veey interesting and deff somerhing ill share with friends if mine who are teying to concieve…for me Im pretified of getting pregnant again after our recent loss…it was horrific and scary so quite happy to not have anymore at the mo

  2. Vikki Sainsbury October 27, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I have a 24 year old son and an almost 5 year old daughter, I fell pregnant in 2015 at 44 but sadly miscarried, probably due to age. We would love to have another however but I think age is against us 🙂

  3. Jaqui Dyne October 18, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Having gone through IVF i know all these tips of the trade oh so well!! Lol in the end you gotta just have fun..you’d go crazy otherwise.

  4. Kym Moore October 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I once saw a doco where they managed to do some kind of ultra sound during sex and the cervix kinda acts as a vacuum, moving about after orgasm to collect sperm. It was very interesting. Using basal temperature to track your cycle and tracking discharge can also help, at least pinpoint what your cycle is doing. Taking Charge of your Fertility is a great book to look into as well if you want to learn more about it.

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