Post # 1
This is my second cycle on Clomid and as I approach O date, I’m trying to figure out what my BD timing strategy should be. My OBGYN had said I should do every other day between CD 11 – 21. I just wonder if maybe we shouldn’t go every day, at least on the days that have a higher probability of being fertile days?
I started playing around with Fertility Friend last cycle. Didn’t input temps but put in data for CM as well as when my cycle began and ended. Based off of that, FF has three days in green on my chart and one in light green. Is the light green supposed to be the day after? If so, maybe I should go every day for the green days and every other for the rest?
I’d really appreciate the feedback as I’m so new to this all.
Post # 3
The green squares are your fertile days and the light green colour indicates the day you ovulate, without temping you will never know for sure when you ovulated though….I am an EOD person otherwise it becomes too much of a ‘chore’…commenting to follow also 🙂
Post # 4
we did every other day after taking clomid, but we upped it for two days in a row after we got a positive OPK.
still waiting to see how that turns out for us.
according to my doctor, you should only do it twice in a row maximum and then go back to every other day to give sperm a chance to build up and grow.
Post # 5
@swissbride: Thanks! Yes, I’m excited to be charting this cycle to get a better handle on things. Remember, this is our month!
@rosworms: Thanks! Yes, I was thinking twice in a row only once or twice but maybe I’ll stick with every other day. I guess we’ll just have to go with the flow and see how we feel. It’s just hard because not only do I want to get pregnant, I hate Clomid. If I’m not pregnant this month, my Dr. will up the dose next month and I am not looking forward to that.
Post # 6
We did it every day for 2 months and every other day for 1 month. The every other day month worked for us.
Post # 7
Unless your partner has sperm problems there’s no reason you can’t BD every day of the FW but it’s not necessary. I got my 1st BFP having hit O-3, O-1 & O (miscarried) & my 2nd BFP only at O-2 of my fertile window so I guess if it’s going to happen it will.
The dillema with not temping is that, without confirming ovulation, there’s a huge margin of error.
Post # 8
@PumpkinSpiceChai: I watched a documentary that says that every other day is better than every day because the sperm will be more concentrated every other day. I don’t know if that’s actually true but it seemed pretty legit.