View Poll Results: Have you SMEPed before?
This is my first time SMEPing! 40 78.43%
SMEPed before & got a BFP! 3 5.88%
SMEPed before, but got a BFNm but giving it another try! 8 15.69%
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 12:11 PM   1
LillyTame
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[CLOSED] Waiting for lightning to strike


Update 03/28/14: We are the last few stranglers of our SMEP thread. None of us are religiously doing SMEP any more. Some are doing everything possible (temping, OPKs, meds, IUIs, etc) and some of us are just waiting for that lightning to strike (NTNP). This has been a long journey for us and we hope to see everyone with a baby in their arms by the end

Update 08/29/13: Looks like our thread is running dry so I'm going to go ahead and close shop Congratulations to our 3 BFPs, I hope you are all having a h&h 9 months! I'll still be around so if you want to keep in touch make sure to come by my journal!


I hope no one minds if I make a new SMEP thread...there are a couple others but they are well in progress and I kind of hate jumping in so late and trying to catch up with everyone.

So this thread is for ANYONE SMEPing in 2013!

If you have not heard of SMEP, it means "The Sperm meets egg plan". Please google "SMEP" for more details, but below is the general plan. It IS geared towards people that have at least conceived once, that way you know you CAN conceive, but I am giving it a try for my first!


The Plan

Short Version:

"Try" every other night starting Day 8 (CD8)
Buy 10 ovulation predictor kit sticks
Begin ovulation testing on Day 10 (CD10)
When test is positive, "try" that night, plus two additional nights in a row
Skip one night, then do one last "try"
Take a home pregnancy test 15 days after your ovulation test was positive, if your period has not begun
If your ovulation test never goes positive, continue "trying" every other night until Day 35, then do a pregnancy test if your period has not begun.
Statistics coming in from women who write me show that about 40% of post-miscarriage women will get pregnant on the first try if they are faithful to the plan, about double the number of the normal population who are not on the plan. This assumes, of course, that you waited for a normal cycle to begin after your loss, and did not begin trying before having a period after a miscarriage. Many women do not ovulate in that first cycle.

Good Luck Ladies!



January
LillyTame
Daners82
adopim
Cestamy83
Profwife
Wytrease

February
Lillytame
SlimBrit
Akayj
Wytrease
ProfWife
thayet
moose31

March
Akayj
NDTaber9211
Lionchild
Wytrease
LillyTame
ProfWife

APRIL
Akayj
NDTaber9211
Lionchild
Wytrease

MAY
Lionchild
LillyTame
ProfWife
PrettyPixie

June
LillyTame
ProfWife
PrettyPixie
Akayj

July
LillyTame
ProfWife
Wytrease


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P.S....just to prevent clutter or disagreements...we understand if YOU may NOT agree with the plan, but this thread is for women that WOULD like to try it...so not looking for any debates. Or opinions on how it WONT work....just women that WANT to try. Pretty please, with sugar on top



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 12:29 PM   2
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We are yet to stick to the smep plan, if I don't get my bfp his month then I would love to join in and try it.

I'm ttc#2, been trying for 4 months now, been off the pill for a little before then tho, but we were using condoms until 4 months ago, our official ttc date (after our wedding).

Our daughter was a suprise pregnancy, we had sex once, a random day in my cycle, also took the MAP and still fell pregnant with my miracle. So needless to say I wasn't expecting to have to wait so long to get pregnant this time round!

Bring on smep!



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 12:34 PM   3
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Aloha Ladies! I will be your SMEPing host for this year! I would like to start by passing some sticky bean dust around I hope we all have a very positive year!

A little about me:

I'm 32 and so is my OH . This will be our first child and our first time TTC. Although my cycles have always been pretty regular, I am just coming off Depo so, I don't feel I've had a "real" period yet. BUT since I did get some bleeding in Dec, I am very hopeful for Jan. Today is my CD8 and we will begin tonight! Woohoo

I've started temping, which will help predict OVs if I dont get my BFP this month. I've bought my OPKs and ICs and will be getting some type of expectorant (cough syrup) tonight to help with CM.....CM...that is just one area I have not mastered yet lol...I actually hate checking for CM or cervix location.

Best of luck ladies and thanks for joining me!



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 12:37 PM   4
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We are yet to stick to the smep plan, if I don't get my bfp his month then I would love to join in and try it.

I'm ttc#2, been trying for 4 months now, been off the pill for a little before then tho, but we were using condoms until 4 months ago, our official ttc date (after our wedding).

Our daughter was a suprise pregnancy, we had sex once, a random day in my cycle, also took the MAP and still fell pregnant with my miracle. So needless to say I wasn't expecting to have to wait so long to get pregnant this time round!

Bring on smep!
Well first FX'd and lots of baby dust ! When are you due to check this month?

To be honest...I've been wondering IF we can stick to the plan...some times I think...that's ALOT of BUT...I'll give it a try...OH is up for it! lol



 
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I will try this we are planning on ttc #2 by end of March



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 18:53 PM   6
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I will try this we are planning on ttc #2 by end of March
Yay I have a SMEP buddy lol. Welcome aboard and best of luck to you!

Please come back and give a quickie intro....CD#? How long been trying? How long been off BC?



 
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I am also trying the SMEP- we BD'd last night, tested for ovulation on my digital kit twice today... both negative.

Hoping for some good news in the new year! xxx



 
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My DH and I pretty much do the SMEP naturally. Now that I'm aware of it, I think I'll probably thinking more consciously about it for this cycle. CD10 today, negative OPK but still going to BD tonight when DH gets home from work So excited, I can't stand "off" days!



 
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In January I am actually taking 6 days off work based on my ovulation. My hubby and I have opposite schedules so come that week IT'S ON. Haha



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 20:57 PM   10
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I am also trying the SMEP- we BD'd last night, tested for ovulation on my digital kit twice today... both negative.

Hoping for some good news in the new year! xxx
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My DH and I pretty much do the SMEP naturally. Now that I'm aware of it, I think I'll probably thinking more consciously about it for this cycle. CD10 today, negative OPK but still going to BD tonight when DH gets home from work So excited, I can't stand "off" days!
Hey, I know you two! Thanks for joining my itty bitty thread

adopim...I WISH we that much! I just don't have the drive. Good thing my OH is very patient and understanding Hell, I'm thinking I'm going to be exhausted after just a week of this lol

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In January I am actually taking 6 days off work based on my ovulation. My hubby and I have opposite schedules so come that week IT'S ON. Haha
Now THAT is serious planning! lol And I think not having to work (not having the extra stress) will definitely help.

Let the dusting begin!

I bought Mucinex today to help, wont start taking it till CD10 though.



 
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