Like most women who are trying to conceive, you most likely find the waiting period between having sex and finding out whether or not you have conceived is a nerve wracking experience. Subsequently, you probably want to do something after intercourse to increase your chances of having the baby you so desperately want.
There are things you can do after intercourse to increase conception chances, but there are also plenty of myths out there as well. Sometimes it is tricky to know the difference between an old wives tale and scientific truth.
Having Morning Sex
Scientific studies have concluded that a man’s sperm count is usually higher in the morning when compared to afternoon or evenings. However, other scientific studies have proven that the differences in sperm count are so minute that it does not really matter what time you have sex.
Do not think about the time of day, and just do it! When you are trying to conceive, have has much sex as you can and often as you can.
How can timing sex during my monthly cycle help?
In order to increase your chances of conception, you should definitely try to time sex to happen around your ovulation. According to USC Fertility, your fertile window is actually a 6-day period during your menstrual cycle that essentially ends roughly 24 hours after you have ovulated. Your chances of getting pregnant are greatest if you have sex during the three days before you ovulate.
What can I do after intercourse to increase pregnancy chances?
During intercourse, sperm will usually reach the cervix in mere seconds of ejaculation. You can try to give the sperm a boost by lying flat on your back after intercourse. Be sure to prop your feet up at a 30 degree angle to encourage the sperm to get to the egg. A woman should also try to keep still for about half an hour after sex. This will help encourage the cervical and vaginal muscles to relax and your cervical mucus will be able to flow better – thereby helping to transport the sperm.
If your partner has a healthy sperm count and you have the correct consistency of cervical mucus, then this technique may be just what you need to get pregnant.
How many times have you been told to just relax when it comes to conceiving? Although this is a very annoying remark, there is some truth to it. Stress affects everyone in different ways, but what cannot be denied is the fact that it affects your body – including your fertility. By relaxing, not only will you enjoy the sex more, but you will feel healthier and happier.
See Sex for What It Is
Most couples that are trying to have a baby spend most of their time and energy focused on pregnancy and along the way, they forget that there is so much more to sex than just creating a child. While there is no doubt that this is an extremely important component of sexual intercourse, there is also a wide range of other benefits. Sex is great exercise and can keep both partners fit and healthy. Furthermore, the endorphins released during sexual intercourse have proven to reduce the risk of depression.
If you have tried every myth, fact, and old wives tale and you still are not pregnant after trying for at least a year, please consult a doctor for fertility advice.
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