(Closed) TTC?? When to BD?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know when you exactly ovulate.  You have to take your basal temps everyday and see when it peaks (?) to know when you do.  Or you can get an ovulation monitor kit that does that stuff for you.  babycenter.com has a booty caller, where it texts you when you should be ovulating.  It gives you an approximate time.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If your cycles are 28 days, chances are you’re ovulating around day 14.  According to my GYN, you should start doing it around day 10 and do it every day till day 16 or so.  You can also buy cheap ovulation kits to check to see if you are.
If you start too early, you could get burnt out on it.  Hard to believe, but it’s true.  Darling Husband is game for the first few days, then it takes a little more convincing after that.  LOL

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m one day ahead of you and we will cover every other day for sure starting this Sunday. My ovulation date is supposed to be next Saturday, I believe. So Sunday, Tues, Thurs and Friday we will do the baby dance. πŸ™‚  Once you ovulate, it is generally too late. There are five days you can conceive, but the 2-3 before ovulation are the best days to “do the dance”. So we’ll try to do it both days before ovulation.  Have fun! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

I’d go ahead and start a week after your period ends, and do it every other day until you get close to ovulation, then think about doing it every day. You never really know when it’s going to happen, and you might as well cover all your bases.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i agree with sand dollar…why not do it every other day πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Sperm can live up to 5-7 days inside of you. An unfertilized egg only lives up to 24-hrs! Just count back a week or so before you think you’ll ovulate and BD every other day. When you have EWCM is best and it should fall within those days. They say that sperm quality is best at 2-days of maturity and I’ve read some studies say that after 3-days, sperm quality decreases. They say that if the man is young and healthy, everyday should be fine – but 2-days is best.

Here’s a site with a lot of info: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/gettingpregnant/ovulationfaq.htm

I’m starting to chart this month to know exactly when I ovulate and to see how long my luteal phase is, you should look into it: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/videos.html

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@karmalkween: I’m so sorry about your miscarriage. I know how awful it was. πŸ™  The only good thing that came out of it for us is that I found out about all of my fibroids and had the abdominal fibroid surgery 3 months ago, so now my uterus is free and clear!! He had to take my right fallopian tube, though. πŸ™  So, if I ovulate from my right side, that month is a ‘wash’. This is our first month we’re allowed to ttc (have to wait 3 months after the surgery), so I’m excited, but nervous! Like I said before, we’ll be sure to cover every other day starting today or tomorrow. Good luck to you too!! πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@karmalkween: I had spotting during the pregnancy so they scheduled an ultrasound and during the ultrasound they found fibroids. After the miscarriage, I had an MRI and we saw a fertility specialist for the results. He told me I had more than a dozen fibroids (two were softball and baseball size!!) and needed the major surgery to remove all of them. After the miscarriage I had fibroid symptoms, but never had any before going off the pill in May. There is up to a 50% chance they will return, so we are hoping to get pregnant and have a baby before that happens. The doc also told me I’ll likely need a hysterectomy in my 40’s. (I’m 33 now) And I’m worried about it taking a long time since now I only have my left fallopian tube. Since miscarriages are very common and you haven’t been diagnosed with having any problems such as fibroids or anything else, I’m sure you’ll be fine. In fact, most miscarriages are not caused by an actual problem. I can’t remember the actual percentage, but I think over 80-85% of women who have had a miscarriage go on to have a baby Maybe it is even higher than that. I know it’s a very huge percentage. πŸ™‚ My chances are slimmer due to the fibroids (now I have scar tissue from the surgery in November) but I’m still trying to remain optimistic. The fact that you got pregnant so quickly (as I did too-first month trying) means at least you are capable of getting pregnant! Take comfort in that. Good luck to you. Hopefully both of us will have good news soon!! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@karmalkween: Yes, please keep us posted. I will, too. πŸ™‚  I’ll cross my fingers for you!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

every other day once you start spotting fertile CM

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