BD 4 days before O - odds of conceiving?

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BD 4 days before O - odds of conceiving?
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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 11:08am

DH and I aren't trying to get pregnant but aren't trying to prevent either - we haven't made up our minds on having another baby so we're just sort of letting nature take its course. I'm wondering what the odds are of being pg if we had sex about 4 days before O? Last cycle started 2/1. I have cysts so they've been somewhat unpredictable lately but I usually suffer from O to the start of the next cycle. I

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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 12:15pm
Not sure what the chances would be but I'd say you guys have a shot. The swimmers last longer in ideal environments so days of ewcm will definitely increase your odds. Generally ewcm dries up the day after O but it's not unusual to see a little bit a day or 2 after (I've noticed that when temping & confirming O).

Good luck :)
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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 12:13pm
I'm living proof that you absolutely have a chance! When we were trying back in October, the last time we managed to DTD was DH's b-day on the 8th and I had a late O that month that didn't occur until the 12th (CD23). I was absolutely sure there was no way I was going to get pregnant that month, but lo and behold I got a nice BFP right before Halloween! Now I am 20 weeks pregnant w/ a little girl who will make her appearance at the end of June!

So it's definitely possible... keeping fingers crossed for you!
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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 1:41pm
It's a girl!!!! Yay :) Congrats Shawna! There's some ammunition for bd timing & swaying for a girl!
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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 12:23pm
Thanks, I'm SO happy! Yep I was definitely going to call BS on the Shettles method if this turned out to be a boy lol.
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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 1:35pm

hello!! well, its possible. you could have o-ed over the weekend and then those lil swimmers would have been present when the egg was released. my cycles are pretty regular...but theres still months that i o early or late. my sister was regular for years-28 days-until last year. then she had one month where it was 37 days...then the next month, it was 32...then she got pregnant with her now-4 month old. she is older too-she'll be 38 in july and her dh is almost 41. anything is possible-just wait until the beginning of march and see what happened-if anything.
JOANNE