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Old Apr 7th, 2018, 09:09 AM   1
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Sperm lifespan

So every site I read basically says something different. Anywhere from 3 days... some say 5 and some say 7. Has anyone asked their doctor how long sperm can live inside your body?

I am obsessing over my ovulation chart

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Old Apr 7th, 2018, 11:12 AM   2
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Following...I’ve seen the same. I think most live around 3 days with 5-7 being on the longer side. We bd’d somewhere between 2-4 days before O so I’ve beem obsessing over the same thing.

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Old Apr 7th, 2018, 11:25 AM   3
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My doctor said it depends on the conditions. Around ovulation it is the best condition for sperm so they can live 5 to 7 days but he recommends BDing every 2 days to make sure you cover all the days. At the start of ovulation, just before and just after then 2 days.

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Old Apr 7th, 2018, 11:51 AM   4
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My partner and I conceived our second baby when DTD 7 days before ovulation (monitored by ultrasounds because I was going through a series of tests at the time, so this is 100% sure on dates). My doctor told me that 7 days is rare and is probably the absolute maximum, but most of the time, sperm won't make it past 5 days.

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