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Katybear123 Fri 09-May-14 18:47:50

Hi all
Hubby and I are going to start trying to conceive over next few days. I just had a dumb question. After doing the deed, do you guys do anything special I've heard all sorts, legs in air, pillows under bum or is that an urban myth?
Thanks guys any advise great fully received

BumpNGrind Fri 09-May-14 21:55:59

It's a bit of an urban myth but there's no harm in trying. I did it and was lucky. Other things that worked off me was taking pregnacare conception tablets and extra b6.

kitkatkaty87 Fri 09-May-14 22:04:20

I do the pillow under the bum and legs in the air until i got too tired! Not sure if it's worked or not I'm afraid!

Birdiegirl Fri 09-May-14 22:08:25

Don't get up and go to the loo straight after or wash or shower etc. Just lie back and relax and let those swimmers do their job smile

Good luck

FizzyFeet Fri 09-May-14 22:15:35

Pillow under the bum is def an urban myth! The good swimmers will have shot straight up through your cervix, so there's no point encouraging the slower ones up there. Better to get up, have a wash and a wee - a UTI puts a real downer on ttc.

Good luck!

AnythingNotEverything Fri 09-May-14 22:20:50

To start with, just have lots and lots of sex. Enjoy it. Some people get pregnant really quickly, some people take a while. Don't take this the wrong way - I know ttc is a huge decision and you want to get cracking, but you could be in for a really stressful time if you're not careful.

Much of this stuff is an urban myth. The best way is regular sex around the time of ovulation, which you both enjoy (female orgasm helps apparently!).

Good luck!

Katybear123 Sat 10-May-14 08:27:16

Thanks all, all great advise. So many things that might work its a mine field! I think your right anything note earthing we are just going to have plenty of sex, and relax as much as possible about it. Though I think that might be easier said than done :-)

AttilaTheMeerkat Sat 10-May-14 08:54:28


All the legs in the air stuff post sex, do not wash straight after is a myth and should be ignored by you. All these myths too ignores basic biology; enough sperm will get to the cervix from where it cannot escape.

Do not put undue pressure on yourselves re intercourse; ovulation is not an exact science and a woman can ovulate earlier, later or not at all in any given cycle.

Far more important anyway is the overall nature of your actual periods; if they are painful, very heavy or irregular in nature then medical advice should be sought sooner rather than later.

Katybear123 Sat 10-May-14 09:02:20

Thanks attila. Not sure what my periods are like yet as just coming off the pill but good tips I will bare them all in mind

Gemerama Sat 10-May-14 17:52:22

A nurse recommended pillow under the bum to me, so I go with that. Can't hurt right? That said if ttc goes on for more than another month or so I don't think I'll still be bothering!

Lolly84 Sat 10-May-14 18:07:35

I waited for 20 mins after dtd and always put a pillow under my bum with my legs in the air. What a laugh, maybe a coincidence but I conceived after 3 months ttc.

Another little tip I have if dtd becomes a chore is to book a night away around ov time. Worked a treat for us as we were super relaxed. Again maybe a coincidence.


cookielove Sat 10-May-14 21:33:11

Hi, it's so funny what we do when ttc. I often popped my legs up on the wall when ttc. This pregnancy we dtd 4 days before I ovualted I was on top and hopped off and went straight to the loo afterwards. Complete surprise pregnancy!

Universal Sat 10-May-14 21:37:18

Start taking your vitamins and looking after yourself (applies to both of you!). Good luck

MrsCouchman Sat 10-May-14 22:49:39

Pregnacare his & hers conception, tried for 11 months started taking & conceived that month x

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