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The Best Sex Positions to Increase Chances of Pregnancy

April 29th, 2013 | By: Nancy Ripton
Separate fertility fact from fiction and boost your chances of getting pregnant.

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The Best Sex Positions to Increase Chances of Pregnancy

Most of us expect conception to happen easily. When we don’t get a positive pregnancy test after the first month or two of trying to conceive we often panic and look for everything possible to boost our fertility.

The biggest thing any woman can do is get to know her body and time sex with ovulation. Beyond that, there are so many rumors surrounding the best ways to increase your chances of pregnancy. Here’s how to separate fertility fact from fiction and increase your chances of getting pregnant:

Sex positions to increase chances of pregnancy

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you want to give the sperm the best possible chance of reaching their goal.  “You don’t want your vaginal canal pointing down during sex,” says Dr. Trina Read, founder of VivaXO.com. “Missionary position is best.” To further increase your chances of pregnancy you could try placing a pillow under your hips for a bit of lift.

Experts aren’t sure why, but women should avoid receiving oral sex if they are trying to get pregnant. Also, give lubricants a miss.

If you’re trying to get pregnant lubricant can kill off the sperm. If you do need to use lubricant, read the labels and look for sperm-friendly or conception-friendly blends.