Best sex positions to help you get pregnant

By |2018-01-18T22:32:24+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bio 101, Featured, Female Reproduction, Trying to Concieve, Videos|Tags: , , |3 Comments

In this video, Acupunturist Marc Sklar, the fertility expert, tackles some of the most common questions couples have about sex when trying to conceive; How often should we have sex? What are the best sex positions to get pregnant? Should women stay in bed after sex to improve chances of getting pregnant?

Pregnancy happens when a sperm from the man reaches an egg inside the woman. When the sperm reaches the egg, the two cells join in a process called fertilization. The fertilized egg then travels into the woman’s uterus and implants into the lining where it grows into a baby.
Women usually produce a single egg each month. The egg is released from her ovary during a process called ovulation. If she wishes to become pregnant her chances are best if she has sex during the time of her ovulation.

When does ovulation occur?

Women have a cycle that lasts about a month. This cycle begins with her period, the time each month when she bleeds. A little over a week after she finishes her period, she will ovulate, or release a new egg. At that time, she is able to become pregnant. After a few days, if the egg is not fertilized, her body will begin to release the lining in the uterus and she will start to bleed. This starts the cycle all over again.

When should you have sex if you want to get pregnant?

The best time to have sex if you want to become pregnant is in the middle of the woman’s cycle, near to the time when she is ovulating. If her cycle is regular, Dr Sklar recommends the best time to have sex is about 13 days after the beginning of her period. Periods usually last 3 -5 days, so day 13 of the cycle is about a week after her period. Ideally, you should have sex every other day during that week to maximize your chances of conceiving.

Can having sex multiple times a day increase your chances of getting pregnant?

Actually, having sex multiple times a day may decrease your chances. Men are constantly producing sperm. Each time he ejaculates, the man will release a lot of the sperm he has made. If he ejaculates multiple times a day, his sperm count for each ejaculation will be a lower than normal. It is best to try to hold off and have sex just once a day or every other day to give the sperm a chance to replenish.

What is the best position for sex when trying to get pregnant?

Dr. Sklar really did a great job explaining this. His answer is, it depends. If your cervix is normal, than any position that you enjoy will be just fine. If the cervix is abnormal than some positions will be better than others. How can you tell if your cervix is normal? You should visit your Ob-Gyn (Obstetrics & Gynaecologist) and ask them to tell you the position of your cervix.

Do women need to lay in bed after sex to improve their chances of getting pregnant?

It is not necessary for a woman to lay in bed or raise her hips after sex. It is natural for some of the semen to come out.  This doesn’t mean that the sperm will come out too.

How long does it take to get pregnant?

Young, healthy couples have about a 25% chance of getting pregnant on any given month. So everything being normal, 1 out of every 4 months may result in conception. Like rolling dice though, it could happen on the 1st try, or on the 10th. As you get older, the chances start to go down. meaning that it can take even longer. In general, doctors recommend that if you don’t get pregnant after a year of trying, you should get evaluated for fertility issues.

Would you like some advice to help you get pregnant?

Dr Sklar works with patients all over the world.  He offers an online fertility school that can teach you everything you need to know to get pregnant. He also does 1 on 1 remote consultations. Learn more

Sara SDx

Sara SDx

Editor of Don't Cook your Balls, Co-Founder of, Health Coach and Men's Health Advocate. Passionate about sperm, men's health and helping people build their families.


  1. […] can live inside the woman’s body for around 2-3 days. If both partners are healthy, having sex a couple times a week should ensure that there are plenty of healthy sperm present whenever ovulation […]

  2. Nana May 1, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    thanks for the last time answer to my ask me to let my patner run a test and I find out there is uterus bulky…what is that uterus bulky??

    • Sara SDx
      Sara SDx May 1, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      I do not know as much about female side but bulky uterus generally means that the uterine walls or lining is thicker than it should be. It has a number of causes and treatments. Sometimes it can cause a problem and sometimes it doesn’t. You should talk to the doctor to see what they recommend.

Comments are closed.

Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
Get On Trak
Male Fertility Tips from Trak

Save $5 - Get on Trak® Today!

Trak 2-Test Kit

The Trak Male Fertility Testing System is now available in a 2-Test Kit.

Use promo code TRYNOW5 to get your kit for only $69.99!