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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 16:28 PM   1
HopeFaith
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Do sperm reach your fallopian tubes every time on fertile days?


Maybe this is a silly question but I really think about this... what are the reasons conception can take upto a year or more within healthy couples? What if you all throughout your fertile days and on the day of ovulation with a good sperm count and good cervical mucus but conception doesn't occur, where do all those sperm go? Is it that they don't reach that far or something else? Plz ladies I really need some answers



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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 22:27 PM   2
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I've read there are times you have a fertilized egg, but it doesn't implant for whatever reason or you may not ovulate at times or lose the baby VERY early on before you even know you're pregnant when it does implant.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 04:14 AM   3
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Yeah I have read that also but I just wonder about all the other times because some women ovulate regularly and It just makes me think when everything seems OK why does it still take long? I mean do the sperm try to fertilize the egg every month? shouldn't there be enough sperm in the tubes esp if you are doing it so often? It makes me think that the problem shouldn't often be with the fertilized egg not implanting, when they do IVF the fertilized egg usually implants within only a few try's.



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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 12:45 PM   4
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Hi HopeFaith, this puzzles me too!! I thought I was the only one! lol I've been off BCPs since September and have always BD'd around Ov so it sometimes puzzles me that nothing has happened yet! X



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 12:50 PM   5
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hello,

If you BD too much the sperm arent that strong as if you were to BD every other day (which my dr recommended) also if im not mistaken some of the sperm die before they even reach that far to the egg or tubes where ever also if you use lube that kills alot of sperm too...so if you like to use lube use preseed

thats about as much as i know lol hope its a little helpful



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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 13:06 PM   6
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I wish I knew the answer to this too! It is crazy how everything has to line up perfectly for conception to occur. I have a question for you ladies, When they say the sperm can live up to 5 days in good quality cm where do they stay during this time while they are waiting for O to occur? In the fallopian tube?



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 13:27 PM   7
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where do all those sperm go?
I watched an excellent documentary a little while back that explained the answer to this really well. It was called 'The Great Sperm Race'. (I can't post a link but it's easily googled and was on Channel 4 in the UK.)

Basically, as a previous poster said, lots of the sperm die on the way! The path to the egg is pretty much like a giant obstacle course and at each point more sperm fall by the wayside, until there are only a small amount left that actually make it to the egg - and even then, unless the timing is right, they might have arrived too late to fertilise.

It was a very funny programme as it recreated the race with people pretending to be sperm! Made me laugh AND educated me a bit! lol!



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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 15:34 PM   8
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Hi Elz- Your definitely not the only one.. I think about this all the time.. How many times do you around Ovulation?

Hi sg0720- Yeah I heard BDing every other day covers it but I've also heard to do it everyday from the day you get your Positive O test.. I know a lot of people who have done it everyday and fell pregnant fast, so it confuses me

Hi Rachel789- Yeah I have heard that sperm can live upto 5 days in the Fallopian tubes where they can recharge their energy but I have also heard that 5 days is in the higher level of possibility.

Hi ChartsNHearts- I have seen that documentary.. It was really great and answered a lot of questions. That program showed the couple only once in their fertile window so it still confuses me because if you are doing it often shouldn't you have more sperm in the tubes waiting, lets say they die while waiting because you haven't ovulated yet... Well ,you would again since you are covering ovulation day and then the egg would be open to be fertilized...



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