5 Sex Tips to Get You Knocked Up
From the best sex positions to perfectly timing your love making, these hot bedroom tips will help increase your chances of making a baby the old fashioned way.
Basal thermometers, ovulation detector kits, and cervical mucus aren’t words that necessarily make you want to get down and dirty with hubby. While planning to extend your family might seem stressful at times, keep the heat building between the sheets (or on top of them – whichever you prefer!) so that getting pregnant goes from a chore to an enjoyable extracurricular activity. Whether you have been trying for months or just decided that you want a baby, here’s a few saucy tricks to help maximize your chances of getting pregnant.
Position does matter! You don’t have to pick up a copy of Kama Sutra or pull a muscle attempting a position that is only familiar to professional acrobats in order to get the biggest bang for your buck. Research shows that doggy-style and missionary are two of the most effective positions because they help shoot his sperm high up into the cervix . You can also let his little missiles fly high with positions such as “spooning” and “reverse cowgirl.”
Go for the gold! While some might say female orgasms aren’t necessarily important in achieving pregnancy, research actually shows that orgasms help – a lot! It’s good for you to enjoy the sex that you are having, especially for stress reasons. After all, you’re also making love, not just making a baby. Scientists have discovered that a woman’s contracting uterus after her orgasm helps push the sperm up to the fallopian tubes. Being comfortable, foreplay, and the right position are all ingredients to give you that “ooh-aah” feeling, as well as a helping hand for his little swimmers.
Stay horizontal. Take some time to relax after your steamy love making. Research shows that lying on your back for 15 minutes after sex can improve your chances of conceiving. It takes approximately two to 10 minutes for his little guys to swim up to your fallopian tubes, so to give them a little push, don’t stand up right away. Let gravity do its job.
Keep away from the lube. While KY Jelly and other popular lubricants are helpful with increasing pleasure, they have a bad habit of killing the good guys. Scientists have found that lubricants can not only alter the sperm’s DNA, this slippery substance also has a high chance of damaging the sperm. If you want a more slip-and-slide effect while you are rolling around under the covers, try using natural oil, such as olive oil.
Timing is everything. Sex is fun, and it’s true that the more you do it, the higher your chances are of getting pregnant. With busy schedules and the stress of everyday life, hopping on the good foot and doing the bad thing might not come as often as you would like. If you do have to schedule bedroom time, make sure you schedule it around the week that you are ovulating.
From the moment you toss the condoms and birth control pills to the moment that your squealing in delight over two lines that appeared on a stick that you just peed on, you have a lot of work to do, but it doesn’t have to be as stressful as you might think. Hop on and enjoy the ride as you make your way to conception heaven. For more tips and advice, check out GeoBaby’s Preconception Forum. You can also connect with other soon-to-be moms and hear what they have to say on the subject.