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laying with legs in the air.....

(15 Posts)
Tigglettchic Sun 05-May-13 11:43:06

does this really work? I seem to be spending at lot of time in this position wink not complaining but is it worth it???

any other OWTs worth trying??

CubanoHabana Sun 05-May-13 11:48:05

My oh told me to do this last, as he said I wasn't keeping 'his stuff' (as he called it) inside for long enough... I normally go to toilet straight after dtd. Thought it was worthy try....

lowra Sun 05-May-13 11:52:26

I do this well for a few minutes anyway and try not get up for at least an hour. Figured it can't hurt.

Beccadugs Sun 05-May-13 12:35:42

I prop a pillow under my bum and read for a while... DH thinks it is hilarious!!

Kemie Sun 05-May-13 12:40:10

My oh told me to stand on my head last time we Dtd! Clearly I didn't, this was after advice from BIL (who incidentally upduffed my sis on first attempt! hmm )

HadALittleFaithBaby Sun 05-May-13 12:44:45

It's a myth....I didn't and still got pregnant. I found it much more efficient to get up and pee to prevent UTIs. The good swimmers are well on their way straight away. Legs up encourages the duffers in the right direction but you don't want them getting you pregnant anyway!

PuppyMummy Sun 05-May-13 20:10:37

it doesn't do anything. I asked our fertility Dr!
she said decent swimmers start swimming and go to where they need to be, anything coming out is just seminal fluid.

that said I still put a pillow under me after, although it hasn't worked yet in 16 cycles!!

olivo Sun 05-May-13 20:23:17

I did ,when we were conceiving DDs. Pillow under my back just above the bum and legs up on the wall. No I a if it worked but we were lucky enough that I fell pg first cycle with both.

chocoloulou33 Sun 05-May-13 22:44:38

I did it for 7 months, got fed up with it, barely tried last month, no laying still after dtd or legs in air & that is month I got pg. So no I don't believe it helps at all x

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 06-May-13 08:04:04

Its a myth. Enough sperm will get to the cervix from where it cannot escape.

CrazyLottie Wed 08-May-13 00:09:42

Am currently doing the same thing!

Also ordered a softcup, apparently these have a good success rate.

Chipschipschips Wed 08-May-13 00:17:05

What's a softcup?

CrazyLottie Wed 08-May-13 00:33:35

It's designed for periods, an expandable and reusable "cup" you insert after DTD so it holds sperm close to the cervix. Actually I think I ended up ordering a different brand called the Femmecup. You can get both on Amazon.

EuroShaggleton Wed 08-May-13 07:14:35

On a normal semen analysis, as many as 96% of swimmers will be duds (4% morphology is normal). These are what fall out. The gooduns will swim up.

CrazyLottie Wed 08-May-13 11:47:30

I figured it couldn't hurt (metaphorically - I'll let you know about physically!). I've read it does work well for some women who are having trouble TTC. As it holds the sperm close to the cervix for a longer amount of time, it gives the stronger swimmers increased odds.

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