I'm on cd 16, high on cbfm, expecting peak Sat or Sun. Just a quick question - We tend to bd every other day with maybe an extra day thrown in at o. Do you think every day is better? Those who got their bfps what did you do that cycle?
I haven't gotten a BFP, but all the doctors I've seen recommend to bd every other day. The NP I met with last week said it takes 72 hours to rebuild sperm quality. I asked because I was worried I wasn't going to catch the egg because we Bd'd on the day I got a positive OPK and then weren't able to until two days later, which means that we dtd the day before and the day after I ovulated. Every day is probably fine if he has good swimmers though. I wish we could get a sperm analysis. We need to wait four more months before they will run any testws though.
Cat, Good luck with the tests.
Green leaf, so glad your husband is ok. Motorcycles are scary.
Gobolino, I just use internet cheapies for opk's. I'm also interested in the monitor. Let me know what you decide... How much are they? Even if I bought one and then got my BFP immediately it would be worth it.
I got the clearblue one. In the shops it is £100 but got it from amazon for £60/£70. The test sticks are £20 for 20 and it says you must use either 10 or 20 per cycle (mine is 20 as they are longer cycles) but some days are automatic results so I don't use as many as they recommend!
Thanks for your answers on how often to dtd. Although a few different answers so I'm not really sure what to do!
Just got a call from the OBGYN, and I am so relieved! My test on Monday was 255 and on Wednesday it was 528. I was reluctant to put a pregnancy ticker up just yet, but I might go ahead with it. Everything's normal thus far!
cupcake, I know I've already weighed in the every day vs. every other day issue, but I won't let that stop me from weighing in again. We happened to BD every day this time, but I would prob lean towards the every other day camp. As far as official/professional advice, I've heard both second-hand and neither first-hand (I've never asked my doc about it). I've heard that you should BD every day if your OH has good sperm and every other day if not so good, but I've also heard you should BD every other day either way. In the end, we just BD'd whenever we could, since my OH isn't necessarily up for it all the time, and it was too stressful to schedule BD.
Useless anecdote: I have a friend who is due Jan 27, and she has gotten 3 BFPs (2 miscarriages). She went with the every other day method, despite her hubby having excellent sperm (just realized how strange it is that I happen to know that about him). She got pregnant, on average, in 4.33 months.
Thanks for the comments - I did a test with smu after I posted this morning and BFN!! Not surprised!! Will definitely just see how things go this month but I've stocked up on my CBFM sticks for another 2 months anyway!
As for the bd every day/every other day - the month we got pregnant we did every day and my dr (who has just done a diploma in family planning) said every other day until you O then every day for 3 days is what they're recommending! I guess it's about keeping it fun while still TTC! We did every day this month but when I was on my period I said that we would follow this strategy and there was no "I don't feel like it tonight" or any pressure we just knew what our "plan of action" was upfront to avoid talking about it too much when we were trying as I think that takes the fun out of it!
I was wondering....as I don't temp, I don't use opk's, and we bd every day from CD8 onwards (as long as DH is home). This month we've bd'd CD8, CD12 to CD 17, then CD19. As I don't know when O....maybe it's a good idea to buy a monitor?? The're expensive though...
I'm currently on CD24 (9dpo?) lightly spotting for the last 3-4 days
and preparing myself for AF's arrival "sigh"
I got my monitor on amazon and was £80 for that and one pack of 20 sticks plus I've signed up to subscribe and save and you get a discount when they're delivered each month/2 months
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