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A 34-year-old male asked:

Does it matter if my wife and i only use one sexual position (missionary position) to try and get pregnant? we've been off birth control since july 2010 and are on the 2nd cycle of clomid (clomiphene). the docs have found nothing wrong with us yet.

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Dr. Neelam Shah
Dr. Neelam Shahanswered
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 73 years experience
It shouldn't.: Data is conflicting on whether certain positions are more helpful/hurtful for trying to conceive, but the missionary position is not one believed to hinder conception. Being able to conceive depends on multiple factors such as age, birth control previously used, regularity of ovulation, and a variety of other factors such as genetic and structural issues, any of which may be playing a role.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Position of intercourse is not likely to matter, however the position the woman assumes immed after might. If uterus is tilted, lying flat may be detrimental. Try assume position on side or elevate hips with pillow 4 20-30 min at least.
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Positioning: It really doesn t matter. The sperm gets deposited into the vaginal canal and mother nature takes it from there. If however, there are sperm motility problems then finding a way to shorten the swim distance might help, such as with iui.

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