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While there are no scientific studies regarding the best sexual positions for conceiving, the positions where the man is on top are usually considered optimal for conception.

There are a lot of controversial opinions on whether the right sexual position could affect and help couples who are trying to conceive. While there are no scientific studies regarding the best sexual positions for conceiving, the positions where the man is on top are usually considered optimal for conception.

Of course, couples can get pregnant having intercourse in almost any position, but there are certain gravity-defying positions such as sitting, standing, or woman on top that may discourage sperm from traveling upstream.

Missionary position is always considered as the best for conception, especially if woman s hips are elevated using pillow. However, lying with your hips elevated has never been scientifically proven to help conception, although many specialists suggest so.

Placing a pillow under your hips during or after making love allows a cervix to rest, allowing sperm time to travel and keeping seminal secretions in the vagina longer. However, sperm that fertilizes the egg leave the vagina and go into the cervix within the first 10-15 minutes.

If you decide to elevate hips, make sure the pillow isn't too large, because the sperm would wind up behind your cervix. Doggy style (from behind) is also suggested as good for conception, because sperm would be deposited closer to cervix this way. Making love from behind is good, especially if woman has tilted or tipped uterus, may allow the sperm an easier path to your cervix.

Also, this position is apparently the best if you're trying to conceive a boy.

Couples should avoid any position where partners are sitting or standing, or with woman on top. Such positions will not allow the sperm enough time to reach the cervix.

It s good idea to rest for a few minutes and not rush to clean up after having sex. Lay down holding hands or facing each other, lying on your sides.

The most important thing is to enjoy each other, and let him stay in you just as long as he can, which will help you secrete hormones and fluids to move the sperm along.

Don't do things like cleaning or douche after you have sex if you are trying to conceive. Douching is especially bad, because it could alter the pH balance of the vagina. As you ve probably learned so far, sperm needs the alkaline-acid levels to be more or less balanced in order to live longer. This means that, if you douche, you're flushing the cervical fluid out and this fluid gives sperm an easier and quicker path to the uterus.

Also, one of the most important things when trying to conceive is not trying hard. The key of having success in conceiving is to be relaxed enough to enjoy sex, no matter what result would be. Same goes for the best position when trying to conceive. The best position is one that allows you and your husband to enjoy the making love, as long as sperm are deposited in the vagina. Especially the man has to be relaxed, because the better he feels and the more excited he is the more sperm he ejaculates.

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