Fertility Friend question? Ovulation day vs fertile day

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@mrsalexander:  I would highly recommend taking the Fertility Friend charting course – it provides good, clear, easy to understand information on what’s going on with your body and how to chart.  The book Taking Charge of Your Fertility is also fantastic (but longer, and not free – I’d start with the FF.com course).

 

That being said, though, you want to try to have sex in the days leading up to ovulation.  Sperm can survive up to 5 days in fertile cervical fluid, so the more days you hit in your fertile window (those days before ovulation when you notice fertile cervical mucus, as well as your ovulation day itself), the better your chances of there being sperm there when your egg is released.

 

The number of CDs you have is just going to depend on your own unique cycle.  If you have 37 CDs, that just means there were 37 days between the first day of your menstrual cycle and the start of your next cycle.  It also likely means that you ovulated later in your cycle, as your luteal phase (the time between ovulation and the start of your period) likely averages somewhere around 12-16 days.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

From what I’ve read you’re most fertile the day before your ovulation day, TCOYF recommends sex on your O day whereas IW Guide to Getting Pregnant says the day before I think… 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@bella128:  Not necessarily true. We tried for 12 cycles and our BFP cycle we only had -2 and O.

OP I recommend you read “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”.

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