Better to exercise before or after bd for ttc

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
992 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010


I think I came off as snarky. My main point is that I don’t think it would make a difference….

Post # 4
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I really don’t think it makes a difference.  I think the only way exercising negatively affects fertility is if you’re doing so much that you stop getting your period.  If sperm were really that negatively affected by simple exercise or movement after sex than we’d have very few unintended pregnancies (I’m guessing…) lol.  I got pregnant while running reguarly in the hot humid July heat 🙂

Post # 5
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

kes18:  Ditto this. I don’t think most people exercise hard enough to cause problems.

Post # 6
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


hollyberry4:  so last week, i had the opportunity to cycle 100 miles on a really fun ride to the beach, i was expecting a +OPK that evening and wouldn’t see DH until the next night.  i wanted to BD the morning of the bike ride to make sure there were some swimmers inside me.  i talked to one of the nurses at the fertility clinic i am going to that is a triathlete like me.  she said exercise like running and cycling will not mess up implantation and i shouldn’t worry.  so you shouldn’t either. 

Post # 7
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You’re fine.  The one time working out impacted my period was after I ran a marathon, really really hard.  It made my period late by a week, and I think it delayed ovulation…but unless you’re going to run til you puke for 3.5 hours, you’ll probably be ok.

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