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- 1. Does having an orgasm help you to get pregnant?
- 2. Should I try to stop the sperm from leaking out after sex? For how long?
- 3. Are there any sexual practices we should avoid while trying to conceive? For example, is saliva harmful? Sex toys? Flavored lubricants?
- 4. Is there a sex position that’s best for conceiving?
- 5. I think my husband masturbates sometimes. Should he stop while we're trying to conceive?
- 6. Do we have to have sex every day while I'm trying to get pregnant?
- 7. Is there a body type that's best for conceiving? I'm flat-chested and thin-hipped ... are women with more curves more fertile?
- 8. Is it OK to diet while trying to get pregnant? Is it safe to cut out carbs?
- 9. My period isn't late yet, but I really feel like I'm pregnant. Am I crazy? How early can I do a home pregnancy test?
- 10. If I get my period regularly does that mean I'm ovulating and fertile?
- 11. My periods are usually very regular, but the last one was late. Could that mean I was pregnant and miscarried?
7. Is there a body type that's best for conceiving? I'm flat-chested and thin-hipped ... are women with more curves more fertile?
"Fertile women come in all sizes," says Glahn, pointing out that women of all body types are able to get pregnant. However, Dr. Randy Morris, MD, associate clinical professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago, says a recent study has shown that women with larger breasts and slimmer waists have higher levels of estrogen and progesterone, the hormones associated with fertility. The study did not compare pregnancy rates though. Since you can't control your basic body shape, focus instead on staying healthy and maximizing your fertile period.