Post # 1
hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Just a quick question, when do you think the best time is to have a pregnancy test? i have an urge to check every single time I BD but I know that is really silly but my mind is telling me that I am prob preg straight after BD! I know it’s crazy but what if?
I am finding the charting thing a bit difficult to use as I have used a few apps and sites and each one gives me a ifferent answer even though I am entering the same data… so really don’t know if I am ovulating when it says I am… (fertility friend and what to expect – fertility)
How long does sperm live in your body?
Part of me is really excited to have a little baby but the other half is TERRIFIED of an alien thing growing inside me!!!!
Going on a cruise too next month… do you think I will be ok if it turns out that I am pregnant? how long before morning sickness starts? is it straight away after you find out? I know it depends on the individula but just wanted to get a general idea.
Post # 3
- You should wait until at least 12 days past ovulation to test. If you’re not charting your temps – then you should wait about 2 weeks from when you think you had sex during your fertile window. It’s possible to get a faint positive earlier, but it’s much more likely you’d get a false negative. Do not test before 9DPO or so because it takes about a week for the fertilized egg to implant in your uterus and give off the necessary hormones.
- So no – you’ll never be pregnant right after you BD… Figuratively or literally. You won’t get a positive (that’s not how hormones work), but literally, the zygote/embryo won’t implant to be a “baby” for a week.
- The only way to know for sure when you ovulate is charting temps – to see a clear sustained temp rise. Just inputting your periods will not tell you one way or the other. Charting CP or cervical fluid can help you be more precise though!
- Sperm lives inside your body for about 3-4 days on average, but ONLY during your fertile times, i.e. when cervical fluid is the correct consistency to keep them alive. Otherwise, they’ll die in a few hours to a day.
- More importantly, your egg is only good for about 12-24 hours TOPS once you ovulate. So this is why it’s so important to BD before you ovulate or see the temp shift. By the time you get a shift, it’s pretty much too late.
- Totally exciting and terrifying! That’s ok.
- You’d probably live. It’s not the end of the world. Have you ever been on a cruise before? The only times in my life I’ve ever gotten seasick were on huge cruiseships. Some people are totally fine on them though.
- Morning sickness – I hear it starts around 6-8 weeks, if you get it. So it depends on you, when you would have conceived, and when the cruise is. You can always try to wear those bracelet things though. I think they help a little bit, weirdly.
Have you read Taking Charge of Your Fertility? You might like it. It answers a lot of the questions you asked here.
Post # 4
thanks for all the answers you provided. i have never been on a cruise before so no idea what to expect… its a very short one though.. i don’t usually get sick on boats so hopefully it will all be fine.
Post # 5
@material_girlxx: It is recommended to test once AF is late, but a lot of ladies here, including myself, test as early as 7dpo and if you temp and you see that your temp is high longer than usual, then that is a hint/sign to start testing.
P.S.: I wish we knew right after BD…that would be AWESOME!!! hee hee
Post # 6
@Mrs.LemonDrop: +1 great answer as usual 🙂
Post # 7
@material_girlxx: I went on a cruise when I was 7 weeks pregnany and I got an anti-nausea prescription just in case. However, I didn’t get real morning sickness until week 9, but everyone is different.