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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 14:08 PM   1
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How many times should you BD when your ovulating?


Should we do it more than once a day or is every day sufficient?

How quickly do those swimmer regenerate??

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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 14:24 PM   2
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Sperm take 24-36 hours to regenerate. In fact the prime time for sperm quality is 1-2 days after last bd/masturbation. However, if your OH has a less than optimal sperm count 2 days is the recommended wait. Medical evidence shows a slight improvement in your chances if you bd every day around your fertile week instead of every second day. But at an39 and 40 I conceived after only 2 months each time doing the bd every 2 days. Now we've been trying daily around ovulation and no luck. Plus I've read so many threads by women who have conceived even in their 40s doing the bd every day. The general impression I am getting is that younger couples can conceive really easily whether they bd every day or every 2 days. But older couples seem to do better if they bd every 2 days. This is only my impression but the answer to your question is that sperm have optimal quality and quantity after a recovery period of 24-36 hours and 48 hours if there are any concerns about your OH's count. The biggest problem is that people wait til day 13-14 of their cycle when they should be bd'ing from day 7. Sperm live for 2-3 days whereas the egg only lives 18-24 hours. So it's absolutely crucial that you time the bd earlier than ovulation, not wait til ovulation. Also a tip is to pop your hips on a pillow or two during the bd and don't get up to go to the loo for at least 30-60 minutes after to give the swimmers the best chance. Good luck and do let us know if any of these tips help you get your BFP! Plus don't forget it helps your chances if you both take conception vitamins, we take Pregnacare Conception His & Hers from Boots. x



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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 14:38 PM   3
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Sperm take 24-36 hours to regenerate. In fact the prime time for sperm quality is 1-2 days after last bd/masturbation. However, if your OH has a less than optimal sperm count 2 days is the recommended wait. Medical evidence shows a slight improvement in your chances if you bd every day around your fertile week instead of every second day. But at an39 and 40 I conceived after only 2 months each time doing the bd every 2 days. Now we've been trying daily around ovulation and no luck. Plus I've read so many threads by women who have conceived even in their 40s doing the bd every day. The general impression I am getting is that younger couples can conceive really easily whether they bd every day or every 2 days. But older couples seem to do better if they bd every 2 days. This is only my impression but the answer to your question is that sperm have optimal quality and quantity after a recovery period of 24-36 hours and 48 hours if there are any concerns about your OH's count. The biggest problem is that people wait til day 13-14 of their cycle when they should be bd'ing from day 7. Sperm live for 2-3 days whereas the egg only lives 18-24 hours. So it's absolutely crucial that you time the bd earlier than ovulation, not wait til ovulation. Also a tip is to pop your hips on a pillow or two during the bd and don't get up to go to the loo for at least 30-60 minutes after to give the swimmers the best chance. Good luck and do let us know if any of these tips help you get your BFP! Plus don't forget it helps your chances if you both take conception vitamins, we take Pregnacare Conception His & Hers from Boots. x
Thank you sooo much for such a detailed reply!

As far as we know there are no issues with hubbys swimmers, i am 36 so thats the issue (he is 30) but I wasnt sure about the regen time so thats great thank you

I have just started taking Pregnacare, and am doing the pillow under hips and not going to to loo straight after too

Fingers crossed for a BFP for Xmas!!!! xx



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 18:57 PM   4
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Oh one correction, I meant to say I'd read so many stories about older couples getting pregnant when they bd every other day, not every day, sorry. xxx



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Old Dec 15th, 2010, 09:25 AM   5
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We only did it once the month we conceived. Yep, just the once that entire month. Go ahead and do it more if you can, but if not don't worry about it.



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2010, 10:10 AM   6
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We did it twice on the month we conceived (and only once during the 'fertile' time) whereas previous months we were at it like rabbits - who knows!



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2010, 10:12 AM   7
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Ill throw caution to the wind, im 38 and have been pregnant 6 times in the last two years ! We have lost 5 unfortunately. At first we used to BD every day when I got my first positive OPK and then take a break on O day and BD the next two days. Sometimes it worked sometimes it didnt.

To get this pregnancy I read about a lady who BD every 18 hours from pos opk mainly for the eggy not for the sperm and hey presto it worked, it was hard work but we went away for the weekend and made sure it was just the two of us xxx



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 08:23 AM   8
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hey fluffyblue. That is wonderful news. And it sounds like you've got a winnning formula with so many pregnancies. I'm sorry to hear about your losses. Can I recap, how many times do you recommend to bd after your smiley face day? Do you think bd'ing in the morning makes a difference?



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Old Dec 17th, 2010, 03:53 AM   9
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I used the simple OPK as well as the digi, we did it every 18 hours but started at midnight one night so it made it 6pm the following day etc etc. It did help that it was a weekend. They say the egg has a 12 hour shelf life but you will never know when its actually been released. My FS said we always missed the egg and whilst yes the sperm does regenerate they are always regenerating if you know what I mean, ie some crap ones are released along with good ones whilst some are still building up so there will always be some good sperm in every dose !!

My hubby is 42 and we put him on Zinc to help strengthen the swim and it seemed to work for us x



 
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Old Dec 17th, 2010, 03:56 AM   10
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Missed the bit about the morning part, I heard it doesnt really make a difference for the woman but maybe for the man as he is rested more. All I would say is definately put your legs up in the air, I have a tilted uterus and we think half of the conception problems was the sperm were getting tired getting over the hill !! So when I put my bum up on the cushion for about half hour and legs in the air it seemed to work xx



 
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