Lying down after artificial insemination could boost your chances of getting pregnant, new research suggests.
Researchers in Amsterdam looked at 390 women undergoing intrauterine insemination – the placing of sperm in the womb during ovulation, which is the main fertility treatment offered to couples before they go on to try IVF.
They found 27% of women who lay down for just 15 minutes after being artificial inseminated went onto conceive, compared to just 17% who got up straightaway and moved around.
The team suggest that lying down after the procedure prevents leakage of sperm.
In the UK, 12% of women under 35 who have the procedure become pregnant with the first cycle, a success rate that increases with repeat attempts.