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03/05/2013 at 09:06
Thought I would open this up to the board rather than just the dtc thread, and no where irl could I ask this question.
So we are on 3rd and final round of clomid. By some miracle this month I got 3 follicles and had an ovulation trigger shot first thing on Tuesday morning. I'm wondering if we have dtd enough to really have a fighting chance - dtd tues eve, wed eve, gutted we couldn't make it work thurs eve but managed fri lunchtime (I am a day ahead of you in a diff country if you are reading that and thinking that sounds odd). I know it's ridiculous but its bugging me that we haven't dtd every day, and I try not to get annoyed with h cos I know he is feeling the pressure after 3.5 years of trying. I know sperm can apparently live for a few days in the right conditions, but I have no EWCM and have to rely on preseed. As its our last chance before having to pay for private IVF I want to thnk we haven't wasted our chance, but all I can think off is 3 eggs slipping away and have another 2 weeks of driving myself mad With this. Looking for hope, a reality check ...anything really.
Sorry it's long and needy.
03/05/2013 at 09:26
You haven't wasted your chance. if you did your trigger shot at around 7 am on Tuesday you'd have ovulated around 36 hours later so around 7pm on Wednesday.
You DTD on Tues and Weds so the girlie sperms would be hanging around waiting for the eggs to be released. The egg lives for around 24 hours.
My consultant always advised DTD every other day for the best results.
You've given it your best shot, so now all you need to do is think positively.
03/05/2013 at 10:39
WSS, you've covered yourselves. We don't dtd every day either - better quality sperm! Fingers crossed for you xxx
03/05/2013 at 14:28
Thank you Sharrington and browny for the reassurance, makes more sense when someone else says it iykwim. I know I need to try to be a bit more positive.
03/05/2013 at 15:19
I only ever seem to conceive by DTD just before ovulation so I think your timing sounds perfect. On clomid I ovulated on cd 16 and Dtd on cd12 and cd15 and got a bfp. Like you I was gutted we didn't do it more but it was impossible as H was away. X
03/05/2013 at 16:25
The timing sounds right, when I was on clomid my consultant told me to Dtd every other day. Best of luck I know the 2ww is the hardest part.
03/05/2013 at 21:28
Timing sounds right. Good luck, I know how nerve wracking the 2ww is x
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