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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. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johnnie Ham
Dr. Johnnie Ham
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Neelam Shah
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Neelam Shah
Neelam Shah
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