(Closed) Bye-bye January beh-beh. (opk post follow-up)

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

That’s why OPK tests can be so useful!  I’m sorry you missed this chance, but think of it as more data to make next try successful πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’d drop the tests and just do it everyday. How’s that for planning? πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Haha egb! I’m with you on that! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@egb – Hah!  That’s totally what I was thinking too! 

We’re nowhere near that point yet but I’m already thinking I’ll be extraordinarily scientific about it.  Basically, I tend to feel frisky about two weeks before my period is due so we’ll just make a point to have lots of sex when I want to get it on!  πŸ˜‰ 

And I’m sorry you’re feeling frustrated, ecoast.  And as hard as it is, try not to stress about it too much.  More practice and data is rarely a bad thing!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I really wanted a March baby, getting an August one – so hard to plan!!!  Just enjoy this time and don’t worry too much about the timing – a short cycle may very well not be conducive to conceiving anyways….You will be thrilled no matter when it happens!  One thing I reminded myself every month I didn’t end up pregnant – that I could enjoy the things that would be harder to once the good news came  – so we travelled, went to Napa Valley, I had girls nights out, etc…..

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

yeah…i would just have sex a lot…that’s what we did and it took us two months and a lot of GREAT practice πŸ˜‰ plus, when I went in to my doc for the preconception visit, he told me I shouldn’t have to do any of that stuff until after 12 months of trying because it could stress us out…

so don’t stress, and have lots of sex Laughing

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I heard a doc say once to just ball park when you think you will ovulate and do it ten days in a row so you cover the whole window. That was our plan that we were going to use and we tried to make it fun by getting a “Sex playbook” and we were going to just flip to random positions each day to keep it interesting. 

Good luck to you guys and remember to keep it fun! 

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

egb – it takes a man 36 hours to rebuild sperm, or something like that…so doing it everyday wouldn’t be effective..buttttt every 36 hours would be πŸ˜‰

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

36 hours seems like a loooong time… I seriously doubt the man will run out of sperm if we do the deed every day!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

my friend is trying to get pregnant and that’s what she said the doctor said..who knows..doing the deed everyday can’t hurt anyone though!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The 36 hour period is a recommendation made to men with low sperm count. A man with normal or high sperm count can have sex more frequently without reducing sperm count to the point where it is detrimental.

Keep in mind as well, getting it on frequently actually leads to better quality sperm, once sperm is produced it’s mobility and normality start to decline, so if you are only having sex during the ovulation period, your man may be serving up poorer quality sperm …

So I am in the get it on all the time camp!! We will be stopping birth control right after the wedding, but there will be no charting, no timing, no temperature taking for a very long time – for the first year we will just have fun and see what happens!!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

@Janna19 – we had the same ‘plan’ and got the same results πŸ™‚

Good luck ecoastrunner – it’s a miracle whenever it happens!  The window is really so small πŸ™‚

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