Post # 1
This may be a really stupid question, but I was wondering if timing of exercise and bd would affect pregnancy chances. Like, can we bd then go for a long run right after?? Should we run first and then bd?
Does anyone know if this would matter at all?
Post # 2
I think I came off as snarky. My main point is that I don’t think it would make a difference….
Post # 3
ExcitedScaredBee: I don’t think it makes a difference either but some people swear that these things do make a difference. We are training for a half marathon and running when it’s pretty hot out which is really exhausting for me. I just want to make sure I’m not hurting my chances of conception if I’m overexerting myself.
Post # 4
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
kes18: Ditto this. I don’t think most people exercise hard enough to cause problems.
Post # 6
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 Darling Husband 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
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.