A woman’s fertile period is up to five days before and during ovulation. During this period, the cervix produces a fertile quality mucus that helps the sperm reach the uterus to which they can survive three to five days or long enough to fertilize the egg. So, even though a woman has not ovulated yet, the existing sperm can catch up to the egg when she has. An egg generally survives twenty-four hours or less after being released. Since ovulation is difficult to predict, give yourself a few extra days during your ovulation period to experiment with positions. There are many different and creative sexual positions to experiment with. The main objective in getting pregnant is for the sperm to meet the egg. This does not mean that the best position to get pregnant is the woman standing on her head or hanging upside-down during intercourse.
Every woman has her own preference. For example, some women do not like being taken from behind doggy style while others do. Some women experience pain during deep penetration. Any position that causes pain or discomfort should be avoided with the exception of certain women who enjoy pain during intercourse. Ideally, the best position to get pregnant is one where the semen remains in the vagina the longest. It is said that the female orgasm helps the sperm reach the egg. Sometimes intercourse alone cannot bring about the female orgasm, so external stimulation may bring about the desired results.
Try a variety of different positions like standing, sitting, woman on top if you prefer. However, switch positions to either the side or missionary (flat on back) with a pillow underneath to elevate the hips prior and during the male ejaculation to assure less spillage of semen. It sometimes takes hundreds of sperm cells to release their enzymes that help break through the egg’s outer wall which is necessary for the one sperm to fertilize the egg. The best position to get pregnant is up to you. After intercourse, try to remain still for a half hour or longer to give the semen the best possible chance of success. Although sperm can reach amazing speeds up to twenty-eight miles per hour, their movement slows due to heavy traffic of the other sperm and the environment of the vagina. Once inside the woman’s body, assuming she’s ovulating, the sperm takes about twenty minutes, although some can take as little as a few minutes, to reach the egg and generally less than that for the exhausted male to fall asleep. During this wait, you and your partner can talk about the future or visualize all those tiny little hyperactive sperms, propelled by their whip like tails, swimming up the reproductive tract to get to the fallopian tube and the ultimate egg.