Bd every day or every other day?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@sunnyday1:  I would say every other day.  If he has a low count the quality of his sperm will be better if it has been “saved up” at least one day in between.  Also, if you have to try for more than a few months, BDing gets to be more like a chore, so everyday gets to be overkill.  That’s just my opinion though, and I may be a little jaded because it took me almost a year to get pregnant.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Both times I got preganant, we would BD every other day the week of ovulation. At the end of that week, I would have EWCM for about 2-3 days and we would BD every day then. The first time I got pregnant on the second cycle. With my second pregnancy, I got my BFP after 4 cycles. I do agree with the stress BD can cause. The first month we TTC, we BDd everyday in my fertile window, and it really was hard work!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@sunnyday1:  I agree with @LAZB:, everything I’ve read indicates that every other day is better if there is any issue with sperm count.  Every day is good if your DH doesn’t have any issues with motility/morphology/amount of sperm, but if there are potential issues, every other day is better to give a better chance of having strong, high quality swimmers.  Really, every other day should give you lots of sperm to try to do the job 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know the research says that you should go for everyday when there are no know problems, but we BD every day for a couple of months, and nothing happened.  Because we were having no luck, we decided to try every other day for a month, and we got our BFP.  It could be a coincidence, but I know a couple of other friends had the same succes with every other day.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

First of, I am sorry about his cancer, i hope they got everything and he is doing better now.  If you think he might have a low count, then i think its recommended EOD because he needs just that much time so that his numbers can at least get up there in that one day rest.   However, a lot of bees have done it every day and they still got pregnant.  I guess it all depends.  GL and FX

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

sunnyday, rest assured that most men who have testicular cancer still wind up being quite fertile. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law conceived soon after he had a testicle removed – within 6 weeks (they had been trying for a total of 5 months).

You’ll hear all sorts of things. As long as you’re trying AT LEAST every other day, that’s great.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@sunnyday1:  They say every other day, but this last month we BD almost ever day I was ovulating and we got our BFP. We did it the same time every day as well jus tto make sure a full day went by.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I heard recently that the prevailing idea that it’s better to do every other day has actually recently been disproved. Sorry I dont have a link or an article! I dont think it really matters. Do it when you’re horniest- that’s when you’re most likely to be ovulating!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We BD’d every other day until my OPKs started getting dark and then BD’d every day for maybe 4 days then went back to every other day.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Every other day. Especially in your case. With low or possible low sperm count EOD is the best.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could do a mix of both- my husband and I are currently trying and doing both. If we have the energy and inclination, we do every day. If we miss a day, no problem (we’re making an effort to be relaxed about the whole TTC process). If we are doing EOD, I like to do a PM then day off, then AM. From what I’ve read, the only reason to choose every other day over every day is IF your partner has a lower sperm count or motility issues, otherwise every day is fine. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We did every day. Actually, twice the day I think I ovulated. Worked for us!

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

People say every other day, but it’s only a good suggestion if DH has an issue with sperm (the amount) or performance.  Before my BFP we would BD every day around and after O day. My DH has no issue with amount and was very happy to do it every day. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did BD every day in fertile window both times I’ve gotten pregnant.

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