Here are the best positions to fall pregnant

By Faeza
15 November 2016

WHEN it comes to trying to fall pregnant most couples often practise old wives’ tales, myths, tips and tricks that haven’t been proven to work. While there are no scientific

studies regarding the best sexual positions for baby-making, theory proves that the doggy

style and missionary position can be the two sex positions that can help you fall pregnant.


According to Elvis Munatswa, a sexologist based in Joburg, there really hasn’t been any scientific proof to see which positions are best for falling pregnant. “But there are two positions that make it more likely, doggy style and missionary. In these two positions, the tip of the manhood reaches the back of the cervix – the neck of the womb,” he says.

Books that have been published on this subject also support what Elvis says. In a book written by Jean M. Twenge called The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, she says that, “More books say that the missionary position is best because the women’s private part slants towards the cervix in that position, so gravity helps the sperms get where they need to go.” On the other hand, author Susan Wild in her book

titled The Impatient Pregnancy Plan – Pregnancy Secret Most Women Would Never Know also outlines that, most people think that some positions like your missionary and doggy style are better than other sex positions.


According to an online women’s magazine, So feminine, the doggy style may help you fall

pregnant because it allows really deep penetration, which is good for getting the sperm as close to the cervix as possible. They mention that this position is not for everyone, especially if you are the romantic type because you do not get to look at your partner.

The doggy style involves the woman getting down on her legs and arms and the man holding her from behind on his knees. The woman will then spread her legs. The wider

apart the legs are the lower the man should be so that he can hold the woman’s hips and penetrates her with full control over speed. Sofeminine goes on to describe the missionary

position as the most natural sexual position. This position involves you and your partner looking at each other face-to-face. You lie on your back with your legs apart while he lies on top of you, using his elbows and knees to support his weight. However, it is said that the missionary position can rather be unpleasant during pregnancy.


Elvis also adds that, “Some have suggested that after the man ejaculates, the woman may keep laying on the bed, possibly with her legs up to keep the semen in the women’s private part for longer. The woman may also try lying on her back with her hips raised on a pillow to encourage the sperm through the cervix, uterus and into your Fallopian tubes. One thing that is more plausible is that the more sex you have the higher the chances of falling

pregnant. However, one has to also consider if the woman is fertile or whether the woman was using contraception before and for how long.”