There really aren't any particular positions that you need to use to get pregnant. Any position that gets the semen close to the cervix is good for getting pregnant.
Positions to get pregnant may include:
- Man on top, woman on bottom position (aka "Missionary Position")
- Woman on top, man on bottom position
- Side-by-side position
- "Doggy style,"or rear-entry position
- Edge of the bed position
- Right angle sex position
As well as a number of other sexual positions.
Longer foreplay and a higher level of sexual arousal before ejaculation has been shown to boost sperm counts in some research studies, so positions that allow this may help you get pregnant.
Female orgasm that occurs just before, during, or sometime after the male partner ejaculates has been shown in some studies to boost pregnancy rates, so positions that allow extra female simulation may be good for getting pregnant.
Some people think that the best position to get pregnant is the missionary position, or the man on top position. Currently, little research has been done on which positions, if any, are best for getting pregnant.
However, some research on IUI treatment has found that remaining horizontal just after the insemination may boost pregnancy rates. What this may mean regarding sexual position and getting pregnant isn't clear.
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