Baby-making basics

What’s the best position for conceiving?

Short answer: Missionary

Long answer: It allows the deepest penetration, and therefore puts the sperm right next to the opening of your womb.

What positions should we avoid?

Short answer: Sitting, standing, or woman on top
Long answer: Gravity. It makes it harder for the sperm to swim up towards your fallopian tubes.
Should we ditch the lube?
Short answer: Yup.
Long answer: Yes, because it can kill sperm. But you can buy special TTC lubricants that actually encourage sperm to be super-swimmers.
Does the woman having an orgasm give her a better chance of conceiving?
Short answer: Yup.
Long answer: The contractions may help carry sperm further into the womb, providing the woman orgasms after — or at the same time — as the man.

OK! The sperm’s in there. Now what?

Short answer: Lie on your back.
Long answer: You can boost your chances of conceiving by staying in bed for up to 30 minutes after having sex. Lie on your back with your hips raised on a pillow. This gives the sperm a helping hand because they’re not having to swim against gravity on their way up to your fallopian tubes. It’s also effective to lie on your back and “bicycle” in the air with your legs for a few minutes after sex.

So what do you think?

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