03/02/2015 02:16 EST | Updated 03/02/2015 02:59 EST

Sex For Pregnancy: 11 Tips For Baby Making

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You've heard these sex myths before: Particular positions can determine your child's gender, men lose sperm with frequent ejaculation, and sticking your legs up in the air like Maud in "The Big Lebowski" will help sperm find its egg.

You've likely encountered these and other myths about the ways in which sexual intercourse affects whether or not you get pregnant.

Getting caught up in these misconceptions can add even more stress to a process that can already be pretty emotional for some couples — especially if they've been trying to conceive for years.

Below, sex therapist Vanessa Marin offers her best advice when it comes to baby making and managing stress levels. Have a tip that worked for you? Let us know in the comments below.

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