(Closed) BD every day or more than once a day during fertile window…. good right?

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve always been super paranoid about doing EOD and missing the “prefect” day. We usually do every other day starting at the beginning of my fertile week. Then once I get a positive OPK, go to ED for a few days. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We did every day and it worked, twice in a row.  (First was a miscarriage.)  My husband is still in his 20s though, so he enjoyed the challenge.  It worked both times on the first cycle trying.  I guess it just depends how quickly the guy replenishes, but my guess is if he doesnt have any fertility issues then every day is fine.  Plus its fun anyway.  Every other day should theoretically also work, though.

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

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vintagekitten:  FWIW we have always just done it everyday if we want, and EOD if we are feeling tired or whatever and I have gotten pregnant both ways.  🙂

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My ob told me every other day but to try and hit o day and o-1 so once I get a positive opk I BD 3 days in a row. Only once though.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  jessc27.
Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2016

This has confused me too! I got the books “The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant” and “Making Babies” and they both recommend every day during the fertile phase for most couples. I think one of them (can’t remember which) says that every other day used to be the recommendation but that current research doesn’t really support that and every day gives you the best odds, for most couples…I think there are possible exceptions for men with slightly lower sperm count, and every other day still gives you good odds, but they both definitely said every day is ideal in most cases. “Making Babies” did recommend limiting to once a day, though, since apparently you still can potentially have “too much” sex if you’re going at it multiple times a day on a regular basis. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

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jessc27:  What is o-1?  Is that day before ovulation?  Thanks..

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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SaraJeanQ:  yes, the day of ovulation and the day before.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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vintagekitten:  fortunately, my cycle has always been pretty regular at 28-30 days so I usually ovulate around cd13-16ish. I’m just a planner/organized person and like to have all my data collected haha it keeps me sane. So I like using opks for an added assurance. I just use opks and keep an eye on my cm. 

I don’t temp because I’m a light sleeper, I have to get up at a different time every day, and once I’m awake I’m awake so it doesn’t really work for me. 

Post # 26
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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vintagekitten: I hear you! From what I’ve read on-line and another poster has said EOD is just fine as it allows the man to then produce more sperm of good quality, more so than if you did it every day. But then when you don’t catch I always find myself looking back at my app wondering should we have done it on that day too. 

Good luck to you!

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I always think this depends on your partner. My Darling Husband is 40 and would be blowing smoke at anything more than EOD.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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vintagekitten:  a positive opk gives you an indication that ovulation will happen in 12-36 hours and then the egg lives for about 24 hours, on average. I think that is why they say to do it 3 times in a row after the positive opk.

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