(Closed) When to start BD?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee

@MarryMeTiffany:  OPKS are supposed to work best in the afternoon with concentrated urine that you get from not drinking and not peeing for several hours before testing.    I posted a nice little chart from http://www.peeonastick.com on the “First-Timers” thread that you can check out to see when the best time to begin using OPKs is.  I suggest using 1 per day at first, and then using two per day as they start to get darker, since normally you will have a fade in.  I tested with FMU and then after work on the days I tested twice.  As for the BD timing, there is no reason to abstain now, just keep doing what you would normally do and when you get a positive OPK take it up a notch.  Also, I would like to add that temping is also a “point I didn’t want to get to” at first, and I regret that.  I should have started temping as soon as we started TTC, it is by far the most informative fertility tool and will only help you to understand your body and cycles better.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MarryMeTiffany:  I’ve found that some websites and books say to have sex every second day leading up to ovulation and others say every day (if you have the stamina πŸ™‚ ). If I were you, I’d be starting now, as sperm can live for up to 5 days, which would probably take you up to your O day if your cycle is regular. If you wait for a positive test, apparently you might miss the egg, which only lives for 12-24 hours. Also, time of day shouldn’t matter, the suggestions seem to be just to make sure you can stay lying down for a while once you are done.

Personally, we went with every day of my fertile window this month, exept for one day when we were too exhausted.

I haven’t been temping or using a kit yet – just tracking days on the calendar and monitoring CM. This is my first month of actively trying, last month I was just getting my head around it all. Waiting for a period or a test next Thursday!

Good luck πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Why not start now? You’ve got nothing to lose. Have fun! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@skipper2010:  I agree, if you have sex about 3 times a week, that should just about cover it πŸ™‚ That way, you won’t have to worry about which week is the right week!

Good luck…..very exciting!!!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MarryMeTiffany:  hahaha – well, all the best, and have fun πŸ˜‰

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would start BDing now, if your luteal phase is 14 days you should be ovulating soon.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My OB said that it’s better if you do every other day and not BD every day because it tends to dilute the sperm. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Darling Husband and I had sex EVERY day during my fertile week. So about 5 days before ovulation, then the day after, we also used preseed and it worked. The month before while trying we did every other day and it did not work, it obviously could have been coincidental but I beleive in doing it everyday unless your SO has a known low sperm count. I would suggest BD BEFORE your positive OPK just to cover all your bases, then obviously during the positive, and after the positive(when you ovulate)…good luck to you!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@krsmall:  I’ve found so many different scientific studies, reports, books that argue each way, and that’s just in my one month of reading!! But recent studies seem to suggest that while the sperm count might go down a little if you have sex daily, it’s not enough to affect most healthy couples’ chances, and it *may* even improve the quality of the sperm.

For example: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090630075311.htm

I’m absolutely not an expert though, and others out there might be firmly in the ‘every other day’ camp…

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