Positions for Conceiving

Over the course of history, couples have managed to conceive via just about every sexual position you can imagine. But if you really want to get pregnant — especially if you've been trying for a while with no luck — you might want to focus your efforts on specific positions.

As you probably already know, timing is critical to conceiving. Most people believe this is what you should concentrate on, as opposed to your choice of positions. The most important thing isn't how you have sex, but when. Track your menstrual cycle to pinpoint your most fertile days, and try using an ovulation test to find out when you are most likely to conceive.

Many people believe the missionary position is best for conception, especially if the woman lies in place (perhaps even lying with her legs raised) for a few minutes following sex. Others believe the rear-entry positions are best because they allow for deeper penetration.

There is no scientific evidence to prove that one position is more likely to help you conceive, but it couldn't hurt to try. Spend one month primarily having sex in one position and see what happens. If that doesn't work, try a new position the next month.

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