Lying down after sex during TTC?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Did you lie down in bed for a certain amount of time after sex when TTC?




  • Post # 2
    1349 posts
    Bumble bee

    I waited in bed and peed after. I’m not prone to UTIs though (never had one). Sometimes I would just go to bed for the night and pee in the morning.

    I’m not sure if it actually helps but I figure if they made me lay the for 10 min after my IUI then it must help a bit!

    Post # 3
    527 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    No idea if it is a myth or not but in masters of sex he told his wife to lie on a specific side when they were TTC. I can’t remember which side it was though.

    Post # 4
    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I laid down for 10 mins after because why not? I’m not prone to utis. No idea if correlation or causation but I did get pregnant. 

    Post # 5
    1496 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    It probably won’t help, but doesn’t hurt either.

    I lie down for 5 minutes since that’s how long it takes the sperm to reach the cervix at 20 mph. After that you’re just lampin lol

    Post # 6
    343 posts
    Helper bee

    I put a pillow under my back and had my hips up and legs against a wall for a good 20 minutes. I didnt want to take any chances as it was my first time TTC. Never had an UTI and doing that didnt result in one. Fell pregnant after doing this 3-5 times? during my ovulation window but it may be unrelated to the laying in bed thing.

    Second time around, we just did the BD and I didnt do any of the earlier stuff and got pregnant again right away. So no idea if that actually helped. I think timing during your ovulation window is the most effective thing to do.

    Post # 7
    9957 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think it’s necessary but a few minutes can’t hurt.

    Post # 8
    1894 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    No idea if its coincidence or not, but the first cycle that I did that I got my BFP. 10 weeks pregnant now. 

    Post # 9
    9355 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    mus1ca1xo :  Idk about for regular sex, but when I did IVF they made me staying lying down for 15 minutes after they put the embryo in. And you need a full bladder to put the embyro in so those 15 minutes were torture! I did get pregnant though so worth it lol. 

    Post # 10
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I mean I’m REALLY prone to UTIs so I peed immediately after sex every time. I’m talking maybe 30 seconds between ejaculation and toilet lol. 

    I got pregnant on my first cycle of trying so I dunno. 

    Post # 11
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I always get up immediately after and go to the toilet. I’ve gotten pregnant 3 times, the first month of trying. 

    Post # 12
    961 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I assume its a myth but I did it every time anyway haha. I’ve never gotten a UTI though. 

    Post # 13
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    I got pregnant being on top with my daughter LOL.

    The science on this says what leaks out is seminal fluid and not sperm. The sperm pretty immediately get where they need to be. So, it wont hurt anything… but probably wont help either.

    Post # 14
    988 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s a myth. There is research on this. The view was caused by early small n studies that have been disproven (and only ever was thought to apply to iui, not ordinary sexual behavior.)

    Post # 15
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Nashville, TN

     My OB says to do this for 30 min after and it’s still not helping me

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