Conception Myths

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Conception Myths
Myths abound when it comes to conception aka 'Trying For A Baby'.

One common misconception is that it's best to 'do the deed' as often as you can because the greater the number of episodes of intercourse, the greater the chance of conception. But that's obviously not true bearing in mind that a woman is only fertile for a limited number of days every month.

When trying to conceive, it's better to have intercourse every other day around ovulation to give the man a chance to recharge his sperm count in between.

Conception - Best Position

While there are no scientific studies regarding the best positions for baby-making, the missionary (man on top) position is typically considered optimal for conception. There are people who suggest that placing a pillow under the hips and keeping legs raised after sex may enhance the sperms' ability to swim upstream.. You can, of course, get pregnant having intercourse in almost any position, but there are certain gravity-defying positions such as sitting, standing, or woman on top that may discourage sperm from travelling upstream.

Do Not Douche

If you are trying to conceive, you shouldn't do daft things like douche after intercourse. Douching alters the pH balance of the vagina and sperm needs the alkaline-acid levels to be more or less balanced in order to live. In addition, if you douche, you're flushing cervical fluid out and this fluid gives sperm an easier and quicker path to the uterus and beyond.

Orgasm

There is also a myth that says if you have an orgasm, you are more likely to have a male! Who knows if that is true, but if you do, you are far more likely to have fun, and at the end of the day, fun should be the aim of the game because we all know.... when people are trying to get pregnant, it can take the fun and spontaneity out of the physical side of your relationship!

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