Why women are eating McDonald’s after sex
TUCKING into McDonald's chips is one of the bizarre ways women are trying to boost their chances of getting pregnant.
In Australia, September 17 is the most popular date to be born, with September 23 and 24 also in the top five, meaning there's a lot of action happening over summer.
But to have that Christmas conception, a report has unearthed some of the more unusual techniques couples are trying out in order to get pregnant, The Sun reports.
Three per cent of those surveyed swore by scoffing McDonald's fries after lovemaking as a hack for upping their chances.
Meanwhile 37 per cent of couples said eating dark chocolate every day does the trick.
Another popular food women pinpointed as improving the chances of falling pregnant was pineapples - 32 per cent claimed eating the fruit or drinking its juice helped.
Then there's the old wives' tale of putting your legs in the air and moving them in a bicycle motion for at least three minutes - 58 per cent said that worked for them.
Other tips included wearing socks during sex and for the week after to keep your feet warm (10 per cent), using reverse psychology and telling yourself you don't want a baby, then having a wild night out to forget about trying (39 per cent), doing Dry January (seven per cent) and sleeping in total darkness after turning off all phones, devices and disengaging the Wi-Fi (15 per cent).
Some of the less common - but most bizarre - tricks included wearing green and using green bedsheets (five per cent), piercing your nose on the left side (0.5 per cent) and avoiding having an orgasm for a week after sex (six per cent).
And possibly the most brutal hack was getting the bloke to wear boxer shorts straight from the freezer.
A brave one in 100 men dared to give this a go.
The study of 1500 women, by Channel Mums, found that nearly a quarter of parents (23 per cent) want to conceive over the Christmas period, with 17 per cent having done so in previous years, and six per cent planning to do so again this year.
ChannelMum founder Siobhan Freegard said: "Falling pregnant isn't always easy so couples who have been trying a while will attempt almost anything to help.
"While there isn't much medical science to back up these tips, our members swear they have all helped and we have hundreds of bouncing new babies to prove it."
"As long as you have fun trying, it's always worth giving it a go."