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7 Best Sex Positions to Get Pregnant Faster - Achieve pregnancy faster

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 27 Apr 2018 - Written by Dr. Chitwan Dubey - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

If you are wondering that how to get pregnant faster, then you need to know and practices best sex positions to get pregnant. The best sex positions to get pregnant faster are missionary, doggy style, spooning, and the indra positions. Each of these sex positions have offered excellent results for achieving pregnancy.

Want to start a family? Though no sex position guarantees conception as for some people an accidental act can lead to pregnancy while for others it might take longer. It is proven that successful conception doesn’t have much with the sexual position. There are basic things that need to be kept in mind before planning a baby such as no use of contraception and frequently involved in the sex.

There are several reasons for the missionary position being the first choice. It provides the gravity as well as assists the sperm to swim towards the egg. The woman’s reproductive organs are positioned perfectly in the missionary position. If you want to conceive and thinking what can be the best positions for attaining pregnancy, then have a look at the list of best sex positions to get pregnant.

Before trying the best positions to get pregnant, you should know how often should you have sex while trying to conceive?

What are the best positions for conceiving a baby?

Below is a list of the best positions, which you can try for better penetration:

1- Missionary Position: This is one of the most comfortable and popular positions. In this position, the female lies on her back with the partner on top. Sperms find the possible way towards the cervix.

Missionary Position

2- Doggy Style: This position allows deep penetration and helps the sperms to get as close to the cervix as possible and have more chances of conception. It is an excellent position for conceiving a baby quickly.

Doggy Style

3- Glowing Triangle: It is just a twist to the popular missionary position. Like the former, in glowing triangle position, the woman is on her back with the partner on the top. The difference is that the man is on all fours with his legs extended out.

4- The Anvil: Another variant of missionary pose is the Anvil where the man is on top but the woman has to raise her legs above his head before he penetrates. It is a great position for deep penetration and hits the G-spot. It is considered to be the best position for pregnancy.

The Anvil

5- Spooning: This position is not only great for conceiving but a romantic way to end the session. The woman lies on her side while the partner spoons from behind. This position makes pelvis tilted at a 90-degree angle.

Spooning position

6- Plough: You can try plough position if you are physically fit and want to spice up your sex life while trying to conceive. In this position, the woman needs to stand on her arms with the legs in the air and the partner will hold her legs as he penetrates.

Plough Position

7- The Indra: Like missionary position, the woman lies on her back but have to raise her hips by using a pillow. It allows the deeper and better penetration.

How sex positions help in conceiving a baby?

All sex positions help the sperm successfully fertilize an egg. Each sperm has one motto; to get to the egg first. Once they have swum their way via woman’s cervix and into the uterus, their aim is to keep swimming towards fallopian tubes where fertilization takes place. Being resilient little creatures, sperms are capable of living up to 5 days after they are ejaculated.

What are the sex positions or activity, which need to be avoided?

1- If you follow the gravity theory, then avoid having sex while sitting or with a woman on top, as it makes hard for the sperm to swim.

2- Stop using the contraception.

Stop using the contraception

3- Stop having irregular or infrequent sex.

4- For improving the chances of conception, try to get into the physical intimacy during the fertile phase.

To know more about the best fertile days during your cycle, read our article on Which are the most fertile days to plan pregnancy.

Does female orgasm help?

Although female orgasm is not essential for conceiving but it is proved that uterine contractions due to orgasm help the sperms to move towards the fallopian tubes where fertilization of eggs take place.

Apart from sex position what other activities can help in conceiving?

Keep in mind the below points if you are trying to conceive a baby:

1- For the man, ejaculate as deeply as possible into her vagina.

2- The woman can lie on her back and raise her hips with the help of pillow for at least 20 to 30 minutes after ejaculation.

3- Avoid getting up or standing up immediately after having intercourse. As due to gravity, semen can leak from the vagina. So, stay flat for some time.

4- Lying on the side also helps in deep penetration. Use pillows for tilting the pelvis so that her vagina is tilting downwards.

Timing is one of the important factors for conception apart from the position. For increasing the conception chances, get into the sex one or two days before ovulation. If you are trying actively for the baby from past 12 months or more or your menstrual cycles are irregular then it is advised to consult the doctor to make sure no health problems are preventing the conception.

Have you conceived successfully? If yes, get to know the best and the safer sex positions during pregnancy. Also, if you are still struggling to conceive, learn how often you should have sex to get pregnant.

Dr. Chitwan Dubey

Written by

Obstetrician, Gynecologist

Dr. Chitwan Dubey is a leading Obstetrician and IUI Expert currently working at SevenHills Hospital in Andheri, East Mumbai. She has been practicing in the same field for over a decade and her areas of expertise are Endometriosis, Ectopic Pregnancies, Fibroids, Total Lap Hysterectomies, and Fertility Enhancing Diagnostic etc. She completed MBBS from Rant's Medical College in 2004 followed by MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Mumbai University in 2006. Dr. Chitwan Dubey is an honoured member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). For contact details of Dr. Chitwan Dubey visit


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I am a week late with my periods, does it change my ovulating date?

Oct. 12, 2018, 9:01 p.m. 4.5


Nirmal Wantoo

We never thought of trying these positions. Let's see if they help us to conceive.

Oct. 9, 2018, 12:15 a.m. 5.0


Bhanushree Chabra

I have a tilted uterus and having vigorous intercourse usually results in bleed and pain. We tried the anvil position and it seems like working for me.

Oct. 2, 2018, 11:50 p.m. 5.0


Tan Pordum

Good work with the research. The Indra and Plough positions were new to me.

Oct. 2, 2018, 1:45 a.m. 4.0


Sandy Bhagat

Thanks to Dr. Chitwan Dubey for sharing this knowledgeable blog. I and my husband are trying to conceive. Hope the positions and fertility phase may work.

Sept. 28, 2018, 9:04 p.m. 5.0


Pratik Prakash

The article is smooth and easy going. I just need to add a point i.e to get pregnant it's better to be intimate when the women are ovulating which is right after a week of her menstrual cycle.

Sept. 16, 2018, 9:16 p.m. 4.5


KIran Pal

Thanks Ela for this wonderful information.

July 14, 2018, 9:10 a.m. 5.0


Raj Thakur

Thanks Ela!

June 29, 2018, 11:02 p.m. 5.0


Taniya Porter

I'm wondering if these positions apply to someone born with a tilted uterus?

May 8, 2018, 9:16 p.m. 5.0



Thank you for these positions. My fiancé and I are very sexually active. He has a little girl already now I understand why he does these positions with me. I do have to say OMG, it is.

May 5, 2018, 9:35 p.m. 4.5


Sourish Rabindran

I guess the best sex position to get pregnant would be the one that allows the semen to stay within the vagina for a longer period of time. Isn't it?

Feb. 25, 2018, 3:43 p.m. 4.5


Kuval Rajasimha

That's just too good of an article! I couldn't find such a precise information on sex positions. Was clearly confused between missionary and plough.

Feb. 25, 2018, 1:32 p.m. 5.0


Tuhinsurra Sajal

I used I know a kit which is an ovulation kit. As per Ela app my fertilisation period has started from 23 of February but my ovulation kit result is negative on 24 of February. Kindly, help me!

Feb. 24, 2018, 5:25 p.m. 4.5


Som Prasanta

My cervix is tilted. What is the best sex position?

Feb. 20, 2018, 11:04 a.m. 4.5


Chinyere Okalia ugbaje

My last period was on 13 of January and I have not seen my period this month, it is supposed to be on 9th of February and the signs I'm having now like my breasts are kind of heavy and paining more especially my nipples. I'm feeling something in my throat as if something is blocking my throat, at...

Feb. 13, 2018, 3:10 p.m. 4.5


Shelly Kilby

Does this look positive?

Feb. 4, 2018, 4:24 p.m. 4.5



Before 2 days of the most fertile days of my cycle I got physically intimate with my husband but I missed the day 13, 14 and 15. So pregnancy will happen or not?

Feb. 3, 2018, 12:02 a.m. 5.0

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