Post # 17
Yeah, baby dance. A silly way (in my opinion) of saying “having sex” (although admittedly shorted to type).
I didn’t read the article, but just wanted to jump in and add that for the 13 months we were TTC and having sex on a very frequent basis, we got pregnant with a sticky baby the month we had sex one time, two days before ovulation.
Post # 18
I’m not a scientist, but I feel the same way.
Post # 19
- Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens
We got pregnant by BDing on O day and 2 days after (not sure which one was the one that worked). We didn’t get a chance to BD at all leading up to O, like most places suggest.
Post # 20
Thanks for posting! This answers a lot of questions. It’s also in line with what my OB just told me…he said a long time ago they used to think that you could get pregnant after the day of O but now they know if you wait that long you’ve missed the boat. Glad to see he’s reading the literature.
Was anyone else terrified by the fact that of the 199 chemical pregnancies, only 136 ended in live births? I guess I knew there was a high MC rate but hadn’t seen it in stark numbers like this before.
Post # 21
I’m curious, did you have a boy or a girl?
Post # 22
Oh, “baby dance”, haha. That’s funny. Thanks for the info.
Post # 23
A girl. If you follow shettles, then it’s neat that it rang true.
Even more crazy is that until we had our daughter, there had not been a girl born to my fiances family in 78 years. All boys, even cousins, etc!
When the ultrasound tech told me I was having a girl, I didn’t believe her. lol
Post # 24
@nyckitten I think that the high rate of ‘miscarriage’ in this study is due to the fact that the researchers used a very sensitive tool to measure pregnancy, i.e. using urine on a daily basis. In real life, some of the women who were pregnant for a week for example or even for a few days probably didn’t even know they were pregnant, but the researchers were able to detect it. So the number of MC seems high when you think of it this way.
Post # 25
@sovix Good point. I think it worries me because a bunch of us on this board are urine testing every day like in this study (probably not the same exact assay, but I imagine the early detection cheap pee-sticks I use are just as sensitive as whatever urine test they were doing on these study women in the late 80’s). The take-home message for me is that I’m going to try not to get too too excited even after I get my first BFP with my compulsive early home testing (yeah right! Good plan in theory only, I think!)
Post # 26
Thanks for the article…makes me wonder though! When I did IUI with my ex-H, once we saw on U/S that I was “ready” to O, I did a trigger shot the night before the IUI. We weren’t allowed to BD for a day, maybe a day and a half before the shot to save up his sperm.
I did the trigger shot and then IUI about 12 hours later….so for about 36-48 hours prior to O’ing I didn’t BD….maybe that timing explains why I never got pregnant???
Post # 27
@sovix: Interesting article thanks for sharing!
From my very limited understanding washed sperm live only for 12-24 hours so if you O’d after that then those sperm likely didn’t live long enough to meet the egg. Also since IUI puts sperm in uterine space they dont have to travel far and need less time compared to sperm from BDing. I would like to see a similar study on IUI conception rates.