What Are the Best Positions to Get Pregnant?

If you are hoping to become pregnant, there are number of things you can do to help the process along.

One of them is to get to know when you are ovulating. You can buy an ovulation kit from your pharmacy, or you can work it out for yourself if you have a regular cycle. Make a note of the first day of your period, this will be day 1 of your cycle and then note down when you have your period in the second month. The day before your period will be the last day of your cycle. If you have 28 day cycles, this means that you ovulate around about day 14. If you have 30 day cycles then you will ovulate around day 15.

If you do this for 3 or 4 months and you should see a pattern emerging. Once you know when you should be ovulating aim to have sex two days before you ovulate, while your ovulating and two days afterwards for a better chance of conception.

Another way to improve your chances of  getting pregnant is to use sexual positions that help the sperm reach the fallopian tubes faster and easier. These are usually deep penetration positions and here are five positions which will give you deep penetration and help your partner’s sperm on its way.


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Doggy style is when you are on all fours with your hands on the floor or the bed taking your weight. Your partner, who is also on his knees, enters you from behind. Rear entry sex is supposed to help the semen travel faster and closer to the cervix. It is also the ideal position for women who have a tipped uterus (when the uterus tilts down towards the back of the pelvis).

Downward Doggy

This is slightly more comfortable than the traditional doggy style. This is because you can rest your weight on your forearms with your bottom tilted higher than your head. This is said to be one of the best positions to use if you are trying to get pregnant because the sperm is closer to the cervix and the deep penetration means that the sperm don’t have so far to swim.


This might be an awkward position for some couples, but it is beneficial because there is a slight gap between you and your partner and your bottom is tilted upwards pushing it against your partner. Your partner is holding your legs while you use your hands or forearms to take your weight. This position penetrates deeply and therefore, like the doggy is closer to the cervix. This position will be easier for couples who are about the same height, otherwise it might be difficult.


Another position that allows deep penetration, but from the front rather than from behind. You lie flat on your back and raise your legs with your feet over your partner’s shoulders, this raises your bottom. Your partner enters you whilst he is on his knees with his hands either side of your shoulders.


This is a Kama Sutra position and is another style that gives deep penetration with you lying on your back. You put your feet against his chest and he enters you whilst in a kneeling position.

Whilst deep penetration positions are said to be beneficial, if you don’t like them or they are uncomfortable, don’t worry. Have sex in the position that suits you, the most important thing is to relax and enjoy the experience.

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