Trouble Conceiving? Try This Before Wasting Money On IVF Treatment

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Oct 10 2015
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Trying to get pregnant and have a baby of your own could be one of the most challenging things in your life. The fact that most couples nowadays prefer to wait till the later part of their age to start planning their families doesn’t help the situation. And you’re wondering how come your parents or grandparents could give birth to so many children without problem.

Couples Having Trouble Conceiving

So, after years of trying without much success you’re toying with the idea of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation) at some fancy looking super expensive fertility centre. IVF is the process by which eggs are removed from your ovaries and mixed with sperm in a laboratory culture dish. Fertilisation takes place in this dish, “in vitro”, which means “in glass”.


The treatment costs thousands of dollars and the whole process including conceiving to giving birth would easily make you poorer by tens of thousands dollars. But before you explore this path, there could be a cheaper method, with better pleasure than letting fertility specialist removing eggs from your ovaries (*grin*).

In Vitro Fertilization IVF Process

According to fertility expert Dr Marilyn Glenville, the simple solution could be in the sex position. And she highly recommends one position – missionary – as most your parents or grandparents would have had used. After all, this is the most traditional and ancient sex position since humankind.


Studies show that the number of people struggling with fertility issues has increased tenfold over the past two decades. But as women hit their fertile peak between the ages of 23 and 31, one in four couples or 25% of them now have problems conceiving. Dr Glenville said while avoiding alcohol and caffeine helps, nothing beats sex positions.

Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD - Nutritionist Specialising In Women’s Health And Fertility

Trouble Conceiving - Man on Top Missionary

Here’s why she justifies that the man-on-top position has the best chance of getting a woman pregnant. That’s because missionary position allows for deep penetration so the man’s sperm can be ejaculated as close to the cervix (the opening of the womb) as possible. However, there’s no scientific proof backing her claims.


Common sense, nevertheless, would tell you that the closer the sperm cells are to the egg boost their chances of reaching it. And if you didn’t skip your Physic class, you should understand that it helps to goes according to gravity. That’s why any position that “goes against gravity” – the woman on top – or having sex sitting or standing up will “discourage” the sperm’s journey.

Trouble Conceiving - Woman on Top

Trouble Conceiving - Sex Position - Wheelbarrow, Doggy-Style, Standing Pleasure, Downward Doggy

Hey, despite present smartphone age, the sperms have not evolved into any super-sperms with a turbo button to accelerate their competitive journey to the egg, at least not yet. What if you don’t fancy missionary position? No problem, as Dr Glenville highlighted, because another option is the man entering the woman from behind, with her kneeling in front of him and her bottom higher than her head.


Making love in the spoons position (both partners facing the same way with the man penetrating the woman from behind) is not thought to be such an effective baby-making position because the penetration angle is not so deep – Dr Marilyn, a UK’s leading nutritionist, specialising in women’s health, and has penned a book called Getting Pregnant Faster, claims.

Trouble Conceiving - Woman Orgasm

Trouble Conceiving - Sperm Meets Egg

Interestingly, other experts, including biologists Robin Baker and Mark Bellis, claim the woman’s ability to orgasm can make a difference when it comes to conceiving. They claim that when a woman climaxes, any time between a minute before and 45 minutes after her lover ejaculates, she retains significantly more sperm than she does after non-orgasmic sex.


Anyway, sex is an art so take these studies with a pinch of salt because they’re not Holy Grail to pregnancy. So, continue with your wheelbarrow, cowgirl, doggy-style, standing ovation, face-to-face, scissors, spider, galloping horse, kneeling fox and more than 100 positions written in the Kamasutra.

Trouble Conceiving - Twin Babies Sleeping

Just spend more time and give priority to missionary position if you desperately want to get pregnant now. But if your partner suddenly refuses this (missionary) position after reading this article, then you know why (*tongue-in-cheek*).


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