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ttc advice R.E.'s mommy 2 kids; Massachusetts 1131 posts
Oct 2nd '13

Hello BG ladies!!!



As some of you know, I have been TTC since march with no luck besides one chemical pregnancy a couple months ago. I am learning so much from you ladies about terminology and timing and temping. But actually I'm a bit lazy. I dont chart(except for Aunt Flo).



My reason for reaching out to you ladies is I wanted a little advice. I am on my final day of AF as we speak. So you know that means BDing TIME!



Is there any more advice that anyone can offer to help increase my probability of conceiving?? like what day I should BD. Anything I should eat or start doing??



Any help would be appreciated TIA!

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8973 posts
Oct 2nd '13

Ovulation tests. Also, if you BD every day, you cant miss your window of opportunity!

R.E.'s mommy 2 kids; Massachusetts 1131 posts
Oct 2nd '13
Quoting Dr. Elliot Reid:" Ovulation tests. Also, if you BD every day, you cant miss your window of opportunity!"


BD everyday?? I thought that makes the mans sperm less potent because it does not have enough time to build up before he ejaculates again. Not doubting your answer, just wanna make sure I do whats right

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8973 posts
Oct 2nd '13
Quoting R.E.'s mommy:" BD everyday?? I thought that makes the mans sperm less potent because it does not have enough time ... [snip!] ... not have enough time to build up before he ejaculates again. Not doubting your answer, just wanna make sure I do whats right"

Nope, its the opposite. Fresh sperm is more potent, and if he ejaculates every day it will always be fresh

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Somewhere in, GA, United States 12691 posts
Oct 2nd '13

opks...when AF ends I have sex every other day until I start getting ewcm and a positive opk then I have sex every day until ovulation and every other day after until my temps confirm ovulation

R.E.'s mommy 2 kids; Massachusetts 1131 posts
Oct 2nd '13
Quoting Dr. Elliot Reid:" Nope, its the opposite. Fresh sperm is more potent, and if he ejaculates every day it will always be fre


ok any ovulation test brand i should buy in particular?

R.E.'s mommy 2 kids; Massachusetts 1131 posts
Oct 2nd '13
Quoting ღCeCeღ:" opks...when AF ends I have sex every other day until I start getting ewcm and a positive opk then I have sex every day until ovulation and every other day after until my temps confirm ovulation"


how long after af ends does a woman typically ovulate

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Somewhere in, GA, United States 12691 posts
Oct 2nd '13
Quoting R.E.'s mommy:" how long after af ends does a woman typically ovulate"


that varies too much to say lol I've seen charts where women ovulate on cd 9/10/11 and as late as cd20+...how long are your cycles usually?

R.E.'s mommy 2 kids; Massachusetts 1131 posts
Oct 2nd '13
Quoting ღCeCeღ:" that varies too much to say lol I've seen charts where women ovulate on cd 9/10/11 and as late as cd20+...how long are your cycles usually?"


my cycles generally on average 33 days long. but they have been between 31-35 days. kind of irregular... i know:( it doesnt help with this ttc thing

R.E.'s mommy 2 kids; Massachusetts 1131 posts
Oct 2nd '13
Quoting Mommy Sparky:" <blockquote><b>Quoting R.E.'s mommy:</b>" how long after af ends does a woman typically ... [snip!] ... woman is different. I used the cheapy opk's until the line looked like it was getting darker and then switched to digital ones"


ok makes sense. i guess i will get some tonight and start testing early to get the hang og it and how it works. do you test everyday??

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Somewhere in, GA, United States 12691 posts
Oct 2nd '13
Quoting R.E.'s mommy:" my cycles generally on average 33 days long. but they have been between 31-35 days. kind of irregular... i know:( it doesnt help with this ttc thing"


I'd start opks around cd10...you may want to test twice daily so you won't miss your surge

R.E.'s mommy 2 kids; Massachusetts 1131 posts
Oct 2nd '13

OK thanks so much ladies!!!



Hopfully Ill make the cut for a july baby! i really appreciate all the advice and help

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Somewhere in, GA, United States 12691 posts
Oct 2nd '13

good luck!