Experts Offer Tips On How Cuddling Can Help Couples Conceive

Lifting your legs, making love under a full moon, drinking cough syrup, having sex every day: there are all kinds of superstitious and strange practices meant to help couples conceive.

While the vast majority of these fertility fixes are total fictions, science and anatomy give merit to at least a few, experts told Daily Mail Online.

One in every eight couples will likely have some difficulty conceiving. Infertility can be a result of a number of environmental and genetic factors, but there are a lot of moving parts – literally – involved in getting pregnant.

While some of these factors – especially timing – are out of the control of individuals or couples – reproductive and sexual experts told Daily Mail Online that some tricks might help boost couple’s odds, and they might even be fun.

1. Keeping the sex in sexy could help couples conceive 

The problem with having sex to have a baby is that it’s not very sexy, according Dr Sheryl Kingsberg, a psychologist who specializes in sex and reproductive therapy at University Hospitals in Ohio.

‘Sexual procreation is really bad for sex,’ she explains, ‘it can really kill a couple’s romance, so they need to make sure that they focus on pleasure and not pressure,’ to make a baby.

2. Having sex twice in an hour could as much as triple the odds of conception – but not if you do it every day

On the other hand, a 2015 study also found signs that if a man can go for round two within an hour, it might as much as triple the odds that he and his partner conceive a baby.

3. Foreplay, sex for its own sake and cuddling could all help you make a baby

‘Fertility can be a little challenging. Men feel like they have to perform, that causes stress, and that can cause problems with erections,’ he adds.

So while it may be helpful to have sex twice in a row, most experts say to only make attempts every other day, during a woman’s ovulation period.

But not matter how couples do it – in an hour or a week or a month – Dr Rossi says: ‘we can get them pregnant without them having sex at all, but that’s not what we’re trying to do…we want to make sure they have a happy sex life, too.’


Here Is Why A Cabinet Secretary Awarded Mothers 30K In Kiambu For Getting Pregnant

Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Gender and Youth Affairs Sicily Kariuki Cabinet awarded each expectant mother in Kiambu county for getting pregnant.

Sicily gave each expectant mother Sh30,000 for utilising the opportunity of filling the earth, which came as a big surprise for the mothers to be.

The CS had toured the county to issue cheques to various women groups under the umbrella of Women Enterprise Fund.

She was accompanied by Kiambu MP Jude Njomo who said that before fight against illicit brew in Central, it was hard to spot expectant mothers.

Illicit brew fight leads to an increase in expectant mothers
Sicily Kariuki in Kiambu

The MP said that the fight against illicit brew has resulted to an increase in number of expectant mothers in the county, with men now taking time to be with their wives.

This is because men from the region were believed to be lost in alcoholism thus abdicating their conjugal rights.

“Because of hopelessness, our young men had turned into alcoholics and cared less about making families. But after rehabilitation, they are now much focused on building their lives and families,” she said.

Illicit brew has often been blamed for reduced birth rate in central Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the fight against illicit liquor in many parts of Central in July 2015.

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