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Old Nov 21st, 2011, 14:07 PM   1
CasaDeGarcia
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Sex before LH surge...what are our chances?


We got pregnant with our first child right away, but we have been TTC baby #2 for several months with no luck. We decided to start using OPKs this month to be sure we were getting our timing right.

I have an average 30 day cycle, and I began using the OPKs on CD12. We had sex on the night of CD13, but I didn't have a positive OPK until CD14. The hubs had to go out of town for a few days, so we didn't have a chance to baby dance again. I had two positive OPKs on CD 14 (one am and one pm), and on CD15 it was negative again. Based on the positive OPK on the morning of CD14, should I have ovulated about 36 hours after that which would be very late on CD15 or very early on CD16?

If I O'd on CD 16 and we had sex on CD13 do we still have a chance? I guess the sperm would have had to live for 3 days...they say it's possible but I probably shouldn't count on that.

I have been testing with internet cheapies for a couple days and getting all BFNs. AF isn't expected for 3 or 4 more days.

Anyone ever had a pregnancy result from having sex before the initial LH surge was detected with an OPK?



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Old Nov 21st, 2011, 14:13 PM   2
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We got pregnant with our first child right away, but we have been TTC baby #2 for several months with no luck. We decided to start using OPKs this month to be sure we were getting our timing right.

I have an average 30 day cycle, and I began using the OPKs on CD12. We had sex on the night of CD13, but I didn't have a positive OPK until CD14. The hubs had to go out of town for a few days, so we didn't have a chance to baby dance again. I had two positive OPKs on CD 14 (one am and one pm), and on CD15 it was negative again. Based on the positive OPK on the morning of CD14, should I have ovulated about 36 hours after that which would be very late on CD15 or very early on CD16?

If I O'd on CD 16 and we had sex on CD13 do we still have a chance? I guess the sperm would have had to live for 3 days...they say it's possible but I probably shouldn't count on that.

I have been testing with internet cheapies for a couple days and getting all BFNs. AF isn't expected for 3 or 4 more days.

Anyone ever had a pregnancy result from having sex before the initial LH surge was detected with an OPK?
My doctor told me 3 days before ovulation and 3 days after ovulation are your best chances. Sperm can live up to 72 hours.



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2011, 14:26 PM   3
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I conceived by having sex the day before a positive opk so it can happen



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Old Nov 22nd, 2011, 13:33 PM   4
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I think, according to the Shettles Method, if we conceived there's a good chance it could be a girl! But I'm 12dpo with BFNs on internet strips



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Old Nov 22nd, 2011, 13:51 PM   5
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I think, according to the Shettles Method, if we conceived there's a good chance it could be a girl! But I'm 12dpo with BFNs on internet strips
Just a little FYI on the internet strips- With my 2nd mc I was using my internet cheapies just to get rid of them and I finally had to get a store brand (FRER) and the cheapies were still showing negative when I was indeed pregnant. I even tested my theory and took an internet cheapy and a FRER at 5 weeks and the internet cheapy was still negative. If I were you I'd go grab a FRER and POAS Just my 2 cents!



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2011, 14:06 PM   6
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Oh my gosh! I am so sorry about your MCs, but thanks for telling me this. I have been doing crazy research on internet strips and some people are claiming they're great and some say they suck!

I wish I could just see into my uterus.

For now, I am really trying to wait it out. I should start AF in 2 or 3 days, if that doesn't happen I'll get a more expensive test. I think odds are against us this time since we could only have sex once and it was before the LH surge.

Thanks for the info though!!!



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Old Nov 22nd, 2011, 14:25 PM   7
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Oh my gosh! I am so sorry about your MCs, but thanks for telling me this. I have been doing crazy research on internet strips and some people are claiming they're great and some say they suck!

I wish I could just see into my uterus.

For now, I am really trying to wait it out. I should start AF in 2 or 3 days, if that doesn't happen I'll get a more expensive test. I think odds are against us this time since we could only have sex once and it was before the LH surge.

Thanks for the info though!!!
Thanks. I agree! Wish we had ultrasound vision Oh and like your momma always said.. "It only takes one time!" So you still have a chance



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2011, 14:43 PM   8
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They say that sperm can survive up to 5 days in fertile CM. So if you had EWCM around then you stand a good chance.
Also, you can ovulate any time up to 36 hours after your +ve OPK. So you could have ovulated on CD14 or CD15.

With my daughter we BDed once on CD14, and back then I used to ovulate around CD16-18. I don't know it I randomly ovulated earlier or if the sperms survived that long in me but it's possible.



 
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My doctor told me 3 days before ovulation and 3 days after ovulation are your best chances. Sperm can live up to 72 hours.
I agree that 3 days before ovulation is good, but the egg can only survive about 12-24 hours so there's not much chance of conceiving from having sex after ovulation.



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2011, 14:53 PM   10
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I am in a similar situation - got pregnant with No. 1 right away and this time it's taking a bit longer (ie being normal!) And this cycle I think we BD two or three days before I ovulated.

Thanks for the info everybody, I will keep my fingers crossed!



 
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