Every Other Day (EOD)…when to start?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

Odds of conception are low on the day of ovulation compared to the 3 prior; the day you get a positive OPK, I’d BD that day (either immediately or within 12 hours). Maybe again the day after ovulation.

With a low sperm count, you wanna time things to be *close* to O, so I think getting it in the day before O would work well.

We strongly suspect we have low sperm count going on for us too, and it’s been a struggle trying to orchestrate when — lol

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsBananas:  with the sperm meets egg plan your supposed to bd every other day starting with cd8 until a positive opk then 3 days in a row. After the third day skip a day and bd once more. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we tried this last cycle.  we started 2 days after AF ended. we BD’ed about 6 or 7 times in the cycle.

i would say the closer to O the better, then you know exactly when it hit it.  do -3, -1,

 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsBananas:  I think your plan to do O-4, O-2, O, and the day after your predicted O is a good one.  Once you see the surge on the OPK it may be too late so you definitely want to BD before then.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think 0-3,0-1, then O+1. When we got pregnant our BD timing was O-3, O-1, then O, but I think we were too late on day of ovulation. I think this gets you the closest to O day while still making sure you have some sperm there waiting. It’s easy to miss it day of O.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsBananas:  i should have mentioned that EOD didn’t work out for us last cycle.  every cycle so far, i’ve come up with a different pattern.  i told DH we are going try BDing in the AM this time.  luckily when I want to falls on the weekend.  then i told him if it doesn’t work, i’m out of ideas to try.  i feel like we have tried every pattern we could.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

Yeah…I’ve heard the theory too that sperm count tends to be higher in the am/early afternoon (though the science hasn’t *really* confirmed it yet), so maybe try BDing around those times, too. Every little bit counts…

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