Sexual Positions for Conception
Do certain sex positions improve my chances of conception?
A popular belief is that the missionary position (man on top) helps in conception.
If you have a tipped uterus, it may be better to have intercourse from behind in the hands and knees position. This position will allow the sperm to have better access to your cervix.
There is however no real evidence to back this up that positions have a real effect. It is more important to have sex one or two days before you expect to ovulate and again on the day of your ovulation. Find out your next ovulation date from our ovulation calculator.
Does an orgasm improve my chances of conception?
There is no strong evidence indicating that this makes any difference.
Should I stay lying down afterward?
After intercourse you may try placing a small pillow below your hips for the the semen to puddle in the cervix for about 20 minutes. This will allow the sperm to swim up through the cervix. Be careful to use a small pillow as a large one could sabotage your efforts, resulting in the sperm collecting behind the cervix rather then in it.
If you have been trying for a long time ie 3-6 months or are above the age of 35, then it is best to visit a fertility specialist.