Headstands After Sex and Other Fertility Myths

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Jelfenbein on Aug 18, 2009 at 3:50PM

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Headstands After Sex and Other Fertility Myths

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Perfect Your Position

What you've heard: Choosing a particular sexual position, like doggie-style or missionary, can help spur conception because they allow for deeper penetration.

Does it work? These positions do help deposit sperm closer to the cervix, but the extra depth doesn’t make much difference. A woman’s slippery cervical mucus should give sperm all the help they need to reach their destination. Deeper penetration may help the small percentage of women whose uterus is tilted backward instead of forward. “But for the vast majority of women it doesn’t matter what position they use,” Dr. Domar says.

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