Any Advice For Those Of Us Still TTC

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GiannaJ - October 17

Hi Ladies, and Congrats! This is my first time on the forum and I was wondering if any of you have any advice to offer those of us still TTC? My husband and I have been trying for a few months and I have heard a lot of "old wives tails," but was hoping some of you might have specific advice (that may or may not have worked) that would be helpful. Thanks!

 

Stephanie_31 - October 17

We used the sperm meets egg plan. Basically you BD every other day starting from about cycle day 8 to cycle day 18 (if you have a "regular" 28 day cycle and ovulate on day 14). I don't have a regular cycle and ovulate on different cycle days each month (from 18 -24). SO we BD'ed everyother day starting at cycle day 14 and ending 4 days after I ovulated. Because of my wacky cycle I used OPK's to determine when it was ok to stop BDing. If you don't already temp, you could try that. It is a great way to find out how your body works and what day in your cycle you are ovulating. I was also taking Vitex (80mg morning and 40mg at night) which helped shorten my cycles and made be ovulate sooner. We got pg 2nd cycle both times.

 

Stephanie_31 - October 17

Oh BTW, it is best to BD eveyother day because sperm can live in a womans body for up to 5 days. By waiting for a day inbetween it gives DH's sperm count a chance to build back up.

 

GiannaJ - October 17

Thanks so much for your response! I'm going to get right on that, haha. I think a plan like yours would work well for me also because my cycle is all over the map. Sometimes I have a 28-day cycle and other months it can go as long as 38 days - it just depends. Thanks again for the advice!

 

sarah21 - October 17

Also the woman-on-top position helps the sperm get to where they need to be faster, so try that position and maybe lay with your legs up for about 15 mins following s_x.

 

GiannaJ - October 17

Cool - I'll get right on that one also :-) Thanks!

 

NewMommyinMay - October 19

Using an OPK was crucial for us. My cycle was so off coming off birth control. We had s_x the day of the + OPK and three days after. We did missionary and I stayed with my legs up (as sarah mentioned) for about 5-10 minutes before getting up. Got prego first cycle trying. Good luck and I say try everything whether an old wives tale or not, because it just might work!!

 

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