- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2009
Has anyone had success with conceiving if you have sex early in your fertility window?
It just so happens that the opportunities for my husband and I to try for a baby are further away from my O time. I ovulate sometime Saturday, and the last time we might be able to have sex is Wednesday night. That gives us all day Thursday and all day Friday without BD…
Is there even a chance this month??? Has anyone had luck specifically timing sex early and still been successful conceiving?????????
I guess it would be similar to the Shettles method, where you can try for a particular sex depending on the time you have sex during your cycle?
According to this method, if you have sex earlier in your cycle then you are more likely to have a girl. If you have sex closer to your ovulation date, you are more likely to have a boy. This idea stems from the fact that “female” sperm live longer and swim slower, so if you have sex earlier on, only the female sperm will be left by the time the egg drops. And “male” sperm swim faster, so if you have sex closer to ovulation, the male sperm are more likely to get to the egg first to fertilize it.
Now, let me clarify that I am NOT trying this method… I recently had a miscarriage and would be happy to have a baby of any sex, as long as it is a healthy human!!!! I used to have a lot of ideas of when I wanted a baby and whether I wanted a boy or girl. Now, a healthy baby is all I’m hoping for!
So I guess it is possible if people use that method. But do people use it???
I’m just asking if it’s possible to BD early in the fertile window and still get pregnant!! Ahhh! I’m hoping it is!!!