For those using OPKs, how often do you BD?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

DH and I hadn’t been bd-ing regularly bc of a medical issue i’d rather not get into. However, the first month we used an OPK (clearblue actually) we bd-ed once a day for 4 days once I got my positive (though I hear everyday is okay too!) and we got our BFP 🙂 good luck!!! 

Post # 4
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Armina33:  We BD regularly throughout the month – but step up our game when I have fertile CM and when I get the positive OPK!  As long as you’re BDing in your fertile window – you will have the same chance of getting pregnant as anyone who BDs throughout the month.

Post # 5
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I’m 7 cycles into trying and I’ve done it all sorts of ways. We’ve usually done it every other day on average throughout every month..then when we get positive OPKs/think we’re about to, we try to go every day.

Hasn’t changed anything.

Statistically, your odds of conceiving each month are about as good as you BD every other day throughout the month as they are if you time intercourse for ovulation.

Post # 6
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Usually the recommended amount is every other day.  This is in order to get the maximum amount/best quality of sperm in each ejaculate. I used OPKs to determine if I was ovulating (was breastfeeding and hadn’t had a period yet) and we did it every other day when I started getting any lines at all on them (was being hopeful!).  Turns out that worked out for me.  Good luck to you!

Post # 7
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Armina33:  Also wanted to add, is there an external reason he is tired?  Maybe some extra iron or b vitamins might help?  Or does he just work all the time?  I was just wondering if you could make your TTC and your sex life better at the same time 🙂

Post # 8
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

DH and I work opposite schedules (me 8-5 and him 11pm – 7am) and our commutes are about 45 min so we rarely see each other. We manage to get in some BD time on the weekends.

Once I get a positive OPK though and FF tells me it’s my FW I am all over him and we BD every everyday for that full week. I feel bad waking him up but we are trying to make a baby here so all bets are off!

Post # 9
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I wouldn’t worry too much about the frequency of your BD the rest of the month – the fertile window is what matters!  I mean, more sex can’t hurt, right?  But outside of your fertile window, it’s just for your own fun.  Focus on the week or so before you ovulate, and you should be golden. (as for frequency during the fertile window, some people go for every day, some for every other day – there’s no reason you need to do every other day unless your DH has low sperm count, but whichever works for the two of you should be fine).

Post # 10
10834 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Armina33: I used them for the first time last month and BD’d as soon as I got a positive but have learnt the hard way and I think I just need to BD as much as possible 😉 

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