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Re : How often?

Postby meg » Fri Jul 02, 2004 03:54 pm

by meg (1384 Posts), Fri Jul 02, 2004 03:54 pm

I always heard every other day if sperm count is low. Everyday around O is fine if sperm count is fine.

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Re : How often?

Postby 5thtymachrm » Fri Jul 02, 2004 04:36 pm

by 5thtymachrm (909 Posts), Fri Jul 02, 2004 04:36 pm

okay..that makes sense, we don't have that problem thankfully. And I should add..we are making up for lost time..lol no BD'ing during my whole pg because of all the issues, then many months after because of all the cont'd issues. my dh is an extremely patient and wonderful man that has a great drive..lol and me too, we just like to take advantage while we can :o)

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Re : How often?

Postby lisac » Fri Jul 02, 2004 05:10 pm

by lisac (247 Posts), Fri Jul 02, 2004 05:10 pm

The thing that has always helped me know...and yes, this is gross...is the cervical fluid. I think that's the most telltale sign when ovulation is on the way. The day after ovulation the changes are really obvious because the fluid dries up.

Sorry if I grossed anybody out!
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Re : How often?

Postby angelkat » Fri Jul 02, 2004 05:42 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Fri Jul 02, 2004 05:42 pm

Wow Elizabeth, hope my Dh doesn't read this forum!!! LOL!!

Anyhoo, BDing every other day is the best for the sperm counts (either if they are high or low). It gives the sperm time to "recharge" ...

Good Luck to you all!!!!


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Re : How often?

Postby 5thtymachrm » Fri Jul 02, 2004 06:38 pm

by 5thtymachrm (909 Posts), Fri Jul 02, 2004 06:38 pm

sorry if tmi, but I just need to know...

T..can you do multiple x every other day? or just once? that seems like not enough to me..lol what if you miss O the day of? does it still work?

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Re : How often?

Postby ann marie » Fri Jul 02, 2004 06:42 pm

by ann marie (1034 Posts), Fri Jul 02, 2004 06:42 pm

My best friend told me to use the following method...she concieved all 3 of her boys in 1-2 months. BD every other day for cycle days 7-21. We concieved Luke the first month using this method and so did another friend of ours. Good luck[:I].

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Re : How often?

Postby catherine » Fri Jul 02, 2004 06:55 pm

by catherine (2832 Posts), Fri Jul 02, 2004 06:55 pm

A good rule of thumb to work with is that the egg is viable and receptive for about 12 hours after release. The half life of sperm is 24 hours (pretty much means they've had it by 48 hours after "injection"). While I have been equiped by nature by the outrageously handy gift of feeling a shooting pain when the egg is released, each time I've gotten pregnant (for a total of 4 times paying attention... no clue what happened last time), it's because the "lil swimmers" were ready and waiting in my fallopian tubes. To put it crudely a one shot deal the day before I O'd. You need to achieve fertilization in the tube and nice and high. That way the blastocyst sort of rolls down over a number of days, dividing as it goes and then burrows into the lining of the uterus. So the "lads" need the time to get up through your cervix and into the fallopian tubes to be ready and waiting, but not so long that they are all tired and old. Does that make sense??? I've had no success with BD after O.

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Re : How often?

Postby 5thtymachrm » Fri Jul 02, 2004 06:56 pm

by 5thtymachrm (909 Posts), Fri Jul 02, 2004 06:56 pm

AnnMarie..
My cycle is an average of 40 days long,sometimes nearing 60. that makes my O date anywhere from CD20-CD35, not to mention I have had anovulation(none)and multiple O at times. I haven't had a "normal" cycle since my 1st m/c 10yrs ago. not to mention all the meds I take for other chronic conditions that can throw things off. I'm going to have to invest in OPK's, start testing every day for like 30days to try and figure it out :o)

thank you though!

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Re : How often?

Postby angelkat » Fri Jul 02, 2004 07:50 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Fri Jul 02, 2004 07:50 pm

Elizabeth....

Have you spoken to your doctor about your long cycles... There is a med you can take to bring on a cycle... (have to look into the name for you) Then they would usually put you on BCP for a month or two just to get cycles regular again....



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Re : How often?

Postby 5thtymachrm » Sat Jul 03, 2004 07:14 am

by 5thtymachrm (909 Posts), Sat Jul 03, 2004 07:14 am

I have and we tried I think progesterone straight and it made me bleed heavily for 35 days! after only taking it for 6 days!!!! it was horrendous, not to mention all the side affects I had with it(sore br,massive cramping, migraines, depression) so we have chosen to stay away from hormones. I have tried bcp's in the past and had the same problem. My body does not like higher levels of hormones, obviously, after how it freaks out with each pg. Oh and after that "regulation" with the prog my cycle got even crazier. So, I have given up and figured that this is just me. there is nothing that medically says having a cycle every 35days or less will make your body healthier so I am not going to worry about it. It makes figuring things out like this a little harry but oh well...what can I do? God will make things happen when they are supposed to right? along with my "figuring" out of my "signs" LOL

thank you for the idea :o) I just have a "feeling" things will work out quickly... :o)

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