Five Best Positions To Conceive
Getting pregnant maybe the easiest of all things, however, some
couples do find it hard to conceive for several reasons, including
weak or insufficient sperm count.
In some cases, as when nature needs a boost, a little push from
you and your partner can go a long way in getting pregnant. When
it comes to the best position to get pregnant, the general rule
is that the male sperm must be deposited as near to the female
cervix as possible.
This has something to do with the life spans of the female egg
and the male sperm. Once an egg is released from the ovary
a stage also known as ovulation it begins its path down
the fallopian tube to the uterus. A released egg typically survives
for only 24 hours, while a sperm can last anywhere from three
to five days in the female body. As such, the egg has to be as
close to the egg as possible so they can meet and join before
the egg dies.
While not a lot of people will agree that the sexual positions
have anything to do with getting pregnant, the logical inference
is that it makes sense to assume the position that can help the
sperm meet the egg in the shortest possible time.
This is especially true when for couples who have problems or
difficulty conceiving. Having said this, the first "best
position to get pregnant" tip is to avoid positions that
least expose the cervix to the male sperm, and that generally
defy gravity such as sex while standing up, sitting down, or with
the woman on top. When trying to conceive, it is best to limit
the amount of sperm that flows back out of the vagina.
The woman's hips should also be positioned in such a way that
the sperm released is kept inside, giving it enough time to swim
up to the female cervix.
One final consideration for positions that can help you to get
pregnant is whether or not the semen leaks out immediately. If
the semen is immediately flushed from the area after intercourse,
this may reduce the chances of conceiving a baby at that time.
Loss of the semen definitely does not make it impossible to get
pregnant, but it may reduce the chances, and you are trying to
maximize your chances.
It should be noted that sperm are capable of swimming, so you
do not necessarily need to help them reach the uterus. They are
naturally made to be able to accomplish this without any extra
help. For the most part, trying some different positions with
your partner in order to get pregnant provides more fun than scientific
Consider the following positions instead:
1. The missionary position. Or man-on-top is said to be the position
that's best for getting pregnant. This is because this particular
position allows for the deepest possible penetration, making it
possible for the sperm to get deposited closest to the cervix.
2. Raise the hips. Elevating the hips, which can be done by placing
a pillow behind her, can also be helpful because this exposes
the female cervix to as much semen as the male can release.
3. Doggy-style. The rear-entry position where the man enters
the woman from behind is also a recommended position. In this
position, sperm is also deposited closest to the cervix, thereby
helping increase the chances of conception.
4. Side-by-side. You can also try having intercourse while lying
side by side. This position likewise causes the most exposure
of the cervix to the male sperm.
5. Orgasms. Finally, while this has nothing to do with sexual
positions, there are also researches that suggest the importance
of the female orgasm in conceiving. According to studies, female
orgasm leads to contractions that could push sperm up into the
cervix. The lesson: have fun while trying to conceive.
February 1, 2010