(Closed) Sperm meets egg plan

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I think some of the tips make sense, although I think you’d be better informed about whether and when you’re ovulating if you charted temperatures and cervical mucus instead of just using OPKs. (I’m not TTC, just preparing in advance)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t understand why skipping days helps? Just curious what that does exactly! I have baby rabies bad…I can’t wait to be TTC!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

@ecomaha:then it sounds like you’re covering all possible bases! wishing you lots of baby dust and CM Wink

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@murmur: Skipping days just helps you and your hubby, not the ttc part.  It prevents burn out!

I think the plan looks great!  I wish I had seen it right when I started.  She seems really well-informed and explains things simply.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@murmur: Skipping days just helps you and your hubby, not the ttc part.  It prevents burn out!

I think the plan looks great!  I wish I had seen it right when I started.  She seems really well-informed and explains things simply.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we were going to go with this plan this month but because of family in town and social obligations, we ended up BD every other day from day 8-16 (with all of my positive OPKs coming on day 15).  don’t know if this worked, yet.

definitely going to try this plan again next month if this month was not successful.

good luck!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@JaneyD: ohhh…. lol I get it =D

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Well, skipping days also increases your husbands sperm count!  They create millions within about 12 hours but if you’re having sex daily it can seriously diminish his count and therefore, your chances!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

That plan sounds iffy to me. I don’t see the point of trying for three nights after your positive OPK. One or two nights, maybe. She’s right about the short lifespan of the egg, but sperm DO have the potential to live up to 5 days. Trying every other day is good, then three nights in a row right around your positive OPK — the day before, if you can guess it — the day of, and the day after. 

@nskillet: Actually, the most recent advice from doctors is that if your husband’s sperm count is not abnormally low, there really isn’t a reason to skip days except for couple fatigue.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We used it – and it worked for us!  We also used PreSeed because my CM quality wasn’t all that great.   Between those two things – we ended up pregnant twice in a row.

The first time ended in an early miscarriage, but the very next cycle we were pregnant again ๐Ÿ™‚   And everything is going well this time.

@bunny:  After a postive OPK detects an LH surge – ovulation generally happens anywhere from 12 to 48 hours later (usually 24 – 48 hours).  So if someone gets a positive OPK on Monday afternoon – they will most likely ovulate on Tuesday or Wednesday.  And if they follow the SMEP plan – then they should have sex Monday night, Tuesday, and Wednesday (and Friday actually).  At least that’s how we worked it anyways – haha.

Although sperm can live for up to 5 days if one has the ideal conditions going on, it’s better to ensure that there are fresh sperm waiting for the egg every single day in order to up your chances (at least according to this particular plan). 

 

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