To optimize women's fertility, taking better care of their bodies is a good first step. But what else can women do to improve their odds of having a baby? The most important advice for a woman who wants to get pregnant is to get to know her body, specifically her menstrual cycle, said Dr. Mary Ellen Pavone, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and medical director of the in-vitro fertilization program at Northwestern Medicine's Fertility and Reproductive Medicine department in Chicago. A woman who wants to have a baby should monitor whether the first days of her periods tend to come the same number of days apart every month, which is considered regular.
8 Best Sex Positions to Conceive a Baby
Sex for Pregnancy: Tips, Positions, Frequency, Timing, and More
Will you need get creative — or even technical — in the bedroom when you're trying to conceive? The short answer is no, with some caveats. While there are no science-backed sex positions that boost the odds of getting pregnant, missionary position or woman on bottom, man on top can get sperm closer to your cervix and the goal line. Propping a pillow under your hips puts gravity in your favor.
What sexual positions are best for getting pregnant?
You want to do everything right in bed to maximize your chances of conceiving. No methods have been proven to produce a pregnancy. Yet a few changes to the timing and frequency of your lovemaking might help increase your odds of success.
Of course you don't want to think you're doing anything wrong when it comes to baby-making, but at least this mistake is fun to fix! But many days of not having sex can throw off conception. So go ahead -- have sex as often as you like, paying special attention to the few days before ovulation. Some couples think they have conception all figured out: The more sex you have, the easier and sooner you'll conceive. But more isn't always better.