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Thu, 01-29-2009 - 12:23am

I am on day 3 and am going to start trying for a girl this month. I wanted to put my plan out there to see if anyone can think of anything else, or sees any problems with the planned timing.


I read Dr. Schettles book and have been charting my cycle lengths and CM for the past 3 months. I always assumed I was regular but it seems that my cycles have been 29, 28, and 27 days in length. It does seem that according to CM that I am likely ovulating about day 15. I used OPk's last month, and got a positive OPK on day 15.


Using this information I planned on DTD on day 11 and 12. Is that 3-4 days prior to ovulation? Or is ovulation more likely to be day 16 since I got a + OPK the morning of day 15 (testing twice daily)?


I have been increasing my calcium and magnesium uptake. I am taking cranberry supplements and drinking more aspartamine. I may take one dose of Sudafed prior to DTD. I will also do a lime douche prior to DTD.


My husband is going to abstain (we'll see..) for 7 days prior to this attempt.


Thanks in advance for any advice

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Registered: 10-15-2008
In reply to: travismom2007
Thu, 01-29-2009 - 9:53am

Hello and Welcome to the board! My name is Tiffanie and I'm also ttc a girl.
It sounds like you have everything down pat! The only part that I'm wondering about is your husband sustaining. Shettles says "After the last day of your period, have intercourse frequently, up until 2 to 4 days before you suspect you will ovulate." I think a man needs abstinence for the O+12 method. A few other things you could do...

* The woman should try not to have an orgasm during intercourse.
* Female orgasm causes the cervical fluid to become even more plentiful and alkaline, and thus more hospitable to the sperm, which would favor the faster swimming Y-sperm.
* Use the face-to-face position, with the man on top.
* Shallow penetration will cause the sperm to be deposited further from the cervix (the entrance to the uterus). The sperm then must traverse more of the vagina, where the X-sperm's staying power should win out.

Personally I think BD should be fun so I'm against 'no O', lol! But Good luck to you and stick around! Tell us about yourself. The women on this board are great!

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In reply to: travismom2007
Thu, 01-29-2009 - 2:02pm
Welcome to the board!

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Registered: 04-09-2007
In reply to: travismom2007
Tue, 02-10-2009 - 8:59pm

Thanks for the replies! My OPK's state that ovulation is likely 24-48 hours after a positive test (LH surge). So this month was my first girl attempt. I suspected I would get a + OPK on the morning of Day 15 (and with CM signs ovulate on day 16). I am now on the night of day 16 and still no +OPK. So now my attempt is toast since I attempted on the night of day 11 and 12. Why would I ovulate on day 15 or 16 for the past 3 months and now ovulate on day 18th (as long as I get my +OPK tommorrow am). It is the first month and I am already a little frustrated. Maybe I am not cut out for this. :)


I was thinking since it seems like I start to notice CM increase about 3 days before ovulation maybe I should use that as the day to attempt instead of trying to predict a certian day