Hello! This is my first cycle TTC #1. I have been charting and as of right now FF is predicting me to ovulate on Wednesday (CD15). I work weird hours and a few nights a week I have to close the store I work at, I usually don't get home until 1am. I am scheduled for this kind of shift on Wednesday and as my husband works a regular 8-5 job we won't really see each other! If I'm BD'ing in the days leading up to this do you think my chances are really hurt if we can't BD on the actual O day? We can certainly BD the night after and the night before...just concerned about the day of. I guess we could when I get home but DH will be very grumpy the next morning with little sleep!!
Calendar is not a good way to find out when you ovulate, I would say temp or opks. Opks give you some warning, though. Once you get that positive opk, you have 36 hours to BD, so plenty of time without worrying about your work schedule. Sperm can live inside the uterus for up to 3 to 5 days, so as long as you have fertile CM, BD-ing within a couple days of ovulation, before not after, will still give you a shot.
Its funny, I wrote this to you after BD-ing a couple days before ovulation, and now, when I got my +opk and should ovulate anytime, my husband is sick with the stomach flu and we can't BD. Looks like we're in the same boat for different reasons. I hope we both get our bfps regardless!
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