When you conceived How often did you BD?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How often did you BD when TTC?
    We BD ED : (20 votes)
    36 %
    We BD EOD : (20 votes)
    36 %
    Every 72 hours : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Other (explain) : (14 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 2
    2491 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Bellagiobride:  We varied between every third day, every other day, and every day. It just depended on our schedules and energy levels. The month we conceived (our fourth month trying) we did every other day with one or two every day mixed in.

    Post # 3
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We aimed for every other day, but travel and schedules threw that off a little.  We ended up BDing on O, O-1, O-4, and O-5.

    Post # 4
    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    When we were actively trying (not temping or charting or anything, just having sex a lot) we actually only had sex 2 times that month… (That ended in MC. The second pregnancy we again were having sex like every other day… For months…then Gave up, and the month we were really busy and not having as much sex is when we got pregnant again.

    Post # 5
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think we only hit the window once, maybe twice that month and it would have been a few days apart.

    Post # 6
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Every day to every other day during my fertile window. When I ovulated, we had DTD the day before O, the day after O, and many days before and after as well. lol It just took us that one month to conceive, so it worked for us!


    With my first pregnancy, we were kind of NTNP, and the only time we had unprotected sex was 5 days before I ovulated, but that was still enough to catch that egg!

    Post # 7
    2813 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We did it every other day plus the day of my positive OPK, which meant that we hit O-1 and O-2. (Positive OPK day would have otherwise been an off day.) 

    Post # 8
    2578 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Apparently I’m a fertile Myrtle, because both times we conceived (10 years apart), DH and I were only intimate 1 or 2 times a month (back in ’03 we were in a LDR, and rarely saw each other; in ’13 he was away for work at the time, and was also having health issues). The second pregnancy ended in a MC, but I’m hoping we get another chance, sooner-than-later.

    Post # 9
    2047 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Bellagiobride:  every second day starting about 4-5 days after AF ended (around CD10) up until I had my temp shift and then once again after for good measure……Got pg first cycle lol!

    My first practice cycle charting my O day wasnt 100% clear because it looked like I had 2 possible spikes…(one early in cycle and one a lot later) so I figured may as well just go early and BD straight until I know it happens. In reality it was only like 5 BD’s when I got my shift so its not like it was “crazy”….I know schedules are hard and people get tired but if you gear yourself up to say ok… Im pretty sure we can handle 5-6 times over the course of 10-14 days!

    Post # 10
    47 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013 - Backyard

    We used the clear blue digital ovulation predicting sticks during my fertile window and BD every other day, when the stick line began to get darker we did everyday for about 2-3 days during ovulation peak and then one day off after ovulation and then one more time the day after the break. 

    Post # 11
    1140 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

    We can hardly believe out own story to be honest. I was not allowed to get pregnant (end of recovery time from mayor surgery) so only got the all clear in the middle of the month. We were of course excited as we could finally start trying, but never thought we would conceive the first day we tried, but…we did. We only did it (unprotected) one other time later in the month as we had family staying with us. I guess sometimes once is all it takes…. We realise that we are incredibly blessed. I am now 16 weeks pregnant.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  MrsGo.
    Post # 12
    2593 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We tried for over two years to get pregnant.  We tried every day of the fertile period, every other day…nothing seemed to be working for us.  The month I actually conceived, I had a UTI earlier in the cycle, and we ended up only DTD once during the fertile period.  ONCE.  I really didn’t even consider that THAT would be the cyle I finally got pregnant, but here I am at week 15.

    Post # 13
    826 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The month I got pregnant, it was from 1 time! I had pretty much counted that month out because by the time we were finally able to BD, I was pretty sure I’d ovulated. I never temped or charted while trying so I didn’t know for sure when I was ovulated for certain, just based it on my typical cycle and what an online calender predicted my date to be. I was shocked when that was the month that it finally happened! We are trying for Baby #2 now and are doing every other day during my fertile week.

    Post # 14
    8388 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We weren’t really trying (wasn’t temping or tracking anything), but I’d say at least 3-4 times a week, sometimes more.

    Post # 15
    2179 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    We did it once on a Monday and again on a Wednesday and got pregnant…we were both shocked as it was the first month trying and we expected it to take a lot longer.

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