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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 10:36 AM   1
amanda83
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Test says I'm ovulating..when to have sex?


I might be a woman but up until I lost my baby I knew very little about the female body. The first preganancy we just had unprotected sex and after a year I got pregnant. This time around I am a little crazy about getting pregnant so "when it happens it happens" attitude just isn't going to cut it.

I bought ovulation tests and last night it showed that I am ovulating. We had sex last night and again this morning, how often should I be doing it? Is twice a day too much? And for how many days does it really matter?

Advice would be very welcome, thank you



 
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 10:59 AM   2
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NOW!!!!!


I think your doing ok with trying by the sounds of it! BDing too much i.e twice a day isnt so successful so I read (it makes sense - the argument is the quality of the sperm).

I plan to follow SMEP, this is the general idea;

Try" every other night starting Day 8
Buy 10 ovulation predictor kit sticks
Begin ovulation testing on Day 10
When test is positive, "try" that night, plus two additional nights in a row
Skip one night, then do one last "try"


Thats from here:

http://www.pregnancyloss.info/sperm_meets_egg_plan.htm

So I would say if you got a positive today...try today as you have, then Sat then skip Sun & try Mon.

I personally think if you OV today & they say it can be fertilised up to 72 hours after the egg is released. I also read other time frames about how long the egg can be fertilized and it was a case of a few hours - not sure what to believe?!

Overall just BD over the next few days & you should have just as good a chance as before xxx Good Luck



 
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 11:02 AM   3
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Hi, as far as I know I don't think there can be too many times or too much. Once it's all in there it stays for several days, and the sperm can survive for up to 5 days I think? As long as it's in there ready for the release of the egg, you've got a good chance, so I think the idea is to BD as soon as the positive shows, and then as much as possible til the surge is over - a positive means ovulation in the next 12 - 48 hours, and the egg survives up to 24 hours, so the sperm need to be there waiting before the egg is released.

I was also aware that I was about to ovulate by the CM, which I'd been more aware of somehow since my loss. I know I ovulated quite early last cycle as I happened to use an OPK for the first time out of curiosity and it showed an almost positive on the day we BD'd, and by the next day it was completely negative. It was quite early in the cycle too, so I may have had a positive the day before that but just didn't test early enough. I think I must have ovulated the next day or that very day, and caught it.

Good luck for this cycle



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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 11:03 AM   4
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Oh & you BD yesterday which is great!!!!xx



 
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 11:22 AM   5
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OK I have to ask though when you say it says you are ovulating... what exactly are you seeing? With OPK's there may almost always be 2 lines. The two lines are always negative, no ovulation occurring unless both lines are the same darkness. OPK's can be very deceiving at the start trying to figure out what is positive and what is not... If you are using a digital and a smiley face showed up... then you ovulate within 12-36 hours after you see that first positive. The same applies to the two lines, 12-36 hours after you get your first line so get to work on that first day you see it



 
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 12:02 PM   6
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OK I have to ask though when you say it says you are ovulating... what exactly are you seeing? With OPK's there may almost always be 2 lines. The two lines are always negative, no ovulation occurring unless both lines are the same darkness. OPK's can be very deceiving at the start trying to figure out what is positive and what is not... If you are using a digital and a smiley face showed up... then you ovulate within 12-36 hours after you see that first positive. The same applies to the two lines, 12-36 hours after you get your first line so get to work on that first day you see it
THANKS ladies! This helps a lot

I am using the ovulation test with the two lines (I got them at the dollar store lol), next month I have a fancy digital one to use, I wanted to use that this month but it was too late when I bought it. I read to only start it on day 5 of your cycle, at that point I was day 8, so I will save that for next month (if need be..).

Since I lost my baby my cycles have been far longer than before, my cycles went from 28 days to 34 days! So I ovulated today on day 20. Yesterday the test showed a fairly dark line but this morning it showed the same deep purple as the other line on the test, so I understood that to be a positive.

Fingers, eyes, and toes crossed Thanks for the help.



 
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If you ovulated on cd20 with a 34 day cycle... that is bang on actually. Gives you a 14 day LP I have a 31-33 day cycle and ovulated between 17-19. I have a 13-14 day LP so even though you ov late, as long as your cycle is longer then its fine And if the two lines look the same darkness to you.... then I would say it was for sure an ovulation day!!!



 
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 16:13 PM   8
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I use the OPK with the smiley face, cause I can never see if the lines on the other OPK are dark or light. So when I see the smiley face that means 24 to 36 hours i will ovulate.

A little info: They say the best time to get pregnant and when you are really fertile is 2 to 3 days before ovulation. I mean it can't hurt to even DTD on ovulation and the day after, but they say 2 days before you are really fertile and sperm can last 3 to 5 days. I usually ovulate on day 14 so i would DTD on day 10 11 and 12.

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I use the OPK with the smiley face, cause I can never see if the lines on the other OPK are dark or light. So when I see the smiley face that means 24 to 36 hours i will ovulate.

A little info: They say the best time to get pregnant and when you are really fertile is 2 to 3 days before ovulation. I mean it can't hurt to even DTD on ovulation and the day after, but they say 2 days before you are really fertile and sperm can last 3 to 5 days. I usually ovulate on day 14 so i would DTD on day 10 11 and 12.

Good Luck
Good to know! What does DTD mean? I have a hard time with the appreviations

ALSO, I am set to get a memory tattoo next week on the 26th for Jaxon, I'm so afraid this will affect me in the change that I conceived or will conceive next month...what is all of your opinions on tattoos while TTC??



 
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I use the OPK with the smiley face, cause I can never see if the lines on the other OPK are dark or light. So when I see the smiley face that means 24 to 36 hours i will ovulate.

A little info: They say the best time to get pregnant and when you are really fertile is 2 to 3 days before ovulation. I mean it can't hurt to even DTD on ovulation and the day after, but they say 2 days before you are really fertile and sperm can last 3 to 5 days. I usually ovulate on day 14 so i would DTD on day 10 11 and 12.

Good Luck
Good to know! What does DTD mean? I have a hard time with the appreviations

ALSO, I am set to get a memory tattoo next week on the 26th for Jaxon, I'm so afraid this will affect me in the change that I conceived or will conceive next month...what is all of your opinions on tattoos while TTC??
DTD = doing the deed. BD = baby dance....there are a few that take some getting used to!

I'm not sure about tattos when ttc, I personally wouldnt do it if I was in the tww. I have no idea if its ok or not but I just wouldnt.
I've considered getting my babys footprint on my tummy in the position he was sat in (I still find I lay my hand there at night). I thought about getting it done on his due date (21st April) but I hope to be preggo by then (Please God let me be preggers by then xx) if so I wont do it. I'm a big chicken anyway and am really scared. But its only going to be tiny & I'm sure getting a tattoo isnt as painful as being in labour! What design are you getting?xx



 
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