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Fertility Myth #3: Hips Up After Sex! It Improves Pregnancy Chances

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Fertility Myth #3

Daniel B. Williams, M.D., Houston Fertility Institute:

    Elevating your hips following intercourse to prevent leakage of semen from the vagina will improve your pregnancy chances.

FertilityAuthority Fact:

    Some say that to naturally increase the chance of conception, put a pillow under your hips to elevate them and that will encourage the sperm to head in the right direction. It’s the law of gravity, right?

    Well, there’s no scientific proof it works.

    If intercourse is timed correctly, between 100 and 300 million sperm in the semen have the potential to fertilize the egg in the fallopian tube. According to Dr. Williams, “By the time fluid leaks out of the vagina, the most motile sperm have already entered the uterus and fallopian tubes.”

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