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29/01/2013 at 14:53
so ladies share your secrets and tips
im cd13 today and was wondering what i can do to help this along a bit!
in your fertile week how often did you dtd ?
29/01/2013 at 15:00
I had sex ...sorry, could't resist!
In all seriousness the month we conceived was the month we thought we were out...only DTD twice all month, and didn't even think about it or try very hard! Only once in our fertile week and wasn't charting or using OPKs.
29/01/2013 at 15:02
We DTD every otherr day for 2 months. It was a terrible time
29/01/2013 at 15:03
#1 was in holiday, a lot of mojitos later....
#2 a lot more boring, just DTD every day from end of AF. Exhausting but it worked.
So long as you give sperm the chance to meet egg, the rest is largely down to luck IMO.
29/01/2013 at 15:06
lots of sexy times :)
29/01/2013 at 15:07
erm, you probably don't want to hear my answer.
both months we DTD once. once. first time, it was marvellously well timed, second time, well i suppose it was marvellously well timed for TTCing, except we weren't . equally delighted though.
prior to getting knocked up the first time though, we were DTD at the 'right' times, and i was monitoring my temps.
29/01/2013 at 15:08
There isn't much you can do to help it along other than DTD regularly. Take folic acid as it's reccommended from the start of pregnancy, but it doesn't do you any harm taking it before. I'm with BG - it does come down to luck. you only have about a 36% chance every month or similar. i also took Evening Primrose Oil up to the date of ovulation as i was told it would help with EWCM, but i used to take EPO for years beforehand, so i don't know how much it actually had an impact on conception for me.
Just keep at it!
29/01/2013 at 15:09
I used Fertility Friend and DTD during my given fertile period. Lots of shagging whenever will help as well.
29/01/2013 at 15:10
We were on holiday so were DTD quite a bit anyway, at least every other day. But then I didnt think we'd caught this time because i thought I ovulated 2 days after we got back and we didnt DTD for a week after that. Obv I was wrong...!
29/01/2013 at 15:19
We did home Artificial insemination. Sperm, speculum, syringe, you get the picture. The result is nearly 5 months old and smiling away at me.
We were on our mini honeymoon and it was a complete novelty to be child free for a couple of days so we made the most of it and it happened to be at the right time!
29/01/2013 at 15:21
Just dtd every other day from when I thought I ovulated to when I was due my period. Worked both times.
Mostly nights after having a bit of a drink which has become a running joke here now. I think it was more because we were relaxed and it wasn't just about TTC if that makes any sense. I'm not saying you can get pregnant if you're relaxed but it wasn't the additional pressure for those times like it was when TTC E.
29/01/2013 at 15:22
I tried every method going: feet raised after DTD, bum raised after DTD, using pre-seed, taking Evening Primrose oil to help with EWCM, taking a million other vitamins to help things, staying lying down for ages, tried different positions etc etc. Nothing in all honestly helped and as horrible as it is 2 of the months I conceived were when I wasn't stressed and wasn't having timed sex. The months I would have said we timed it right didn't result in anything. First BFP we DTD before ovulation/day before a positive OPK and didn't do it again, 2nd BFP DTD on the first positive OPK and not again, 3rd BFP day before a positive OPK and the day after (not the same of the positive). So it looks like DTD before a positive OPK worked for me meaning using OPK's was pointless for timed sex but obvoiusly meant I then knew when to expect AF. I've looked back at my charts and most months we DTD on the day of the first positive OPK and not the day directly before and whilst I had some chemical pregnancies in that time it didn't result in anything else apart from one BFP that only lasted 6 weeks.
29/01/2013 at 15:32
we had a lovely night away in a hotel for a friends wedding. I remmeber telling said friend a few months later that I was as pregnant as she was married.
29/01/2013 at 15:36
My approach was rather drastic.. I sent husband away for 6 months.. 9days after he returned I found myself pregnant..
In terms of DTD, I got a what I still blielieve to be a positive OPK the night before H came home, DTD 24hours later and 36hours later, and erm, 48hours later (we had a lot of catching up to do).
29/01/2013 at 15:39
First time, after 19 months, i think it was because we were finally been seen and having fertility investigations. Whether we felt the pressure was off i aren't sure. It was also a couple of months after H has started taking zinc , and had stopped taking anti-hystemine. Not sure whether that made a difference or not.
Second time, we weren't ttcing, it was only 4 months after i'd have #1, and i thought we were getting the timing wrong so to speak, turns out i wasn't and we had a happy little accident.
29/01/2013 at 15:41
Lots of DTD, pretty much every day the month we conceived - I also got very drunk the night I believe we actually conceived!
29/01/2013 at 15:45
POAS to check ovulation, got donor boy round to deposit his wares and a syringe and 11 days later a BFP!!
29/01/2013 at 16:19
Failed contraception - thank God!!
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