Best sex positions for getting pregnant

Trying to conceive a baby? These are the best sex positions for getting pregnant

There are no guarantees as to what works when you’re trying for a baby: sex positions and timings which work for one couple could be no good for someone else. However, it is indisputable that there ARE some better times of the month to have sex in order to get pregnant, and many people swear by certain sex positions to successfully conceive a child, although obviously it’s tough to get absolute proof! This is what we do know.

When should we have sex if we’re trying to conceive?

Getting pregnant is all about getting the sperm to the egg. Your partner’s sperm can live for up to 72 hours, but your egg will only be around for 12 to 24 hours — so it’s crucial you time things correctly.

A good approach is to have regular sex throughout your cycle so you know that there should hopefully be good-quality sperm waiting for the time that the egg is released. An active sex life is all the majority of healthy people need to conceive.

You should also have sex one to two days before ovulation and again on the day you ovulate.

That way, there’s more likely to be a healthy supply of sperm waiting in the fallopian tube when an egg is released.

Which sex positions will help me get pregnant?

As a general rule of thumb, sex positions that help to encourage deeper penetration are great to help the your man’s sperm travel towards your egg easily — it’s all about giving the sperm their best shot at the egg!

This means that the best sex positions for getting pregnant involve deep penetration.


You all know the drill by now; lie on your back, with your man on top. This position ensures the penis reaches the recess at the front of the cervix, helping sperm to get to your egg faster.

Some experts suggest placing a pillow under your bum, to tilt your pelvis, adjust the angle, and make it even easier for his sperm to access the egg.


Somewhat surprisingly, the original ‘bad girl’ sex position is great for making babies; kneel on all fours (or bend over a table) and let him take you from behind for seriously deep penetration.

It’s great for reaching the g-spot, boosting your chances of an orgasm, and it will also help get his sperm to the recess at back of the cervix.


This is, without a doubt, one of the most pleasurable sex positions — and one of the best for making babies.

Have him slide behind you, push your bottom backward against his groin, and slip your top leg over your hip, drawing it slightly backward as you do so. The effect should be as if you’re spooning — albeit with a naughty twist.

This position is great for closeness, sure, but the pose also ensures that your partner’s sperm reaches your cervix as your pelvis is tilted at a 90 degree angle. Win.