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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What should I do when trying to conceive?

    We are trying to have a baby and im wonering if there are there things I can do to increase my chances of falling pregnant? Will certain positions help? Or i read somewhere that sticking your legs up after sex helps too? Is this true? What things can i do to increase my chances of conceieving?
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  • Dr Karin Hammarberg

    Registered Nurse

    Karin is a Research Fellow at the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University and Senior Research Officer at the Victorian Assisted Reproduction Treatment Authority.Karin … View Profile

    Position during sex or legs in the air won't help. But, having sex just before ovulation which is around day 10-13 (counting from the first day of your period) if you have a regular 28 day cycle will improve your chances of conceiving. If your cycle is longer, say 35 days, your most fertile time is around day 17-20

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