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Is It Possible To Get Pregnant If Everything Comes Out Right After Intercourse?

When you are trying to conceive you worry about every little thing. Then, when you finally have intercourse when you are ovulating and are hoping for the best you are surprised with all the semen sliding out of you when you stand up. Does this mean you can’t get pregnant?

No, it does not! However, if you have had trouble conceiving then you may want to do whatever possible to ensure the semen stays inside you as long as possible. Some tips for this would be to lie down after intercourse with a couple pillows underneath you to incline your hips a bit. This will encourage the sperm to swim towards the egg that is ready and waiting to be fertilized! Many women find that lying down for a while afterward, even snuggling with their partner, is a great way to give sperm the best chance possible to make it to the egg all the while enjoying some special one on one time.

Of course, you can still get pregnant if “everything” appears to come out afterwards. That’s because many sperm will stay behind and start their journey to egg. Remember, it only takes one sperm to fertilize the egg so even if the majority of the sperm slides out of you when you stand up or go to the restroom there are still hundreds and possibly thousands of sperm swimming inside you.

If this happens to you the best thing to do is not get upset and simply hope for the best. Of course, if you are ovulating you may consider doing the deed again and trying some of the positions that are better for conception like missionary. This ensures the sperm is deposited close to the egg so it won’t have to swim as far. Don’t worry too much and know that if you are ovulating and you have sex there is a good chance you will get pregnant, unless there are other factors involved. Even still, do your best to relax and just have fun.

Last modified: February 10, 2013

The information provided here should not be considered medical advice. It is based on the average experience of women trying to conceive and may not be what you may be experiencing. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice you may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your cycle or our ability to get pregnant, we advise you to contact your doctor.