TTC gurus, please advise.

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TTC gurus, please advise.
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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 10:22am

Ok, so I am wondering with the following information if y'all could shed some light for me.

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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 11:06am

Well, anytime you make love unprotected, there is always a chance of becoming pregnant.

According to www.babymed.com:

Your chances of getting pregnant each month depend on many factors such as your age, your weight, and how long you have been trying to get pregnant.

From a statistical perspective, it takes, on the average, four months to get pregnant. Take our interactive Fertility Calculator to see your odds of having a baby over the next years.
There are several statistics concerning how many couples get pregnant each month when they start trying:

  • There is about a 15-25% chance of becoming pregnant in each ovulatory cycle: But you need to do everything right and you shouldn't have any medical issues and his sperm count should be fine.
  • Approximately 40% of couples who are starting out TTC will conceive during the first three months of trying, and about 70% of couples TTC will conceive during the first six months.
  • Up to 85% of couples will conceive within the first year of TTC. Your ability to conceive in any given cycle falls after age 30.

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Registered: 06-10-2004
Wed, 09-07-2011 - 12:42pm

Thanks, yeah, this I knew.

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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 1:02pm
Technically, you only have about a 25% chance of getting pregnant during your fertile portion of your cycle each month. Not great odds but obviously it does happen. :)

As far as the CM goes...do you track your CM? You can experience ewcm a couple of times throughout your cycle that may not have anything to do with ovulation. Did you experience it around the same time as last month?

It's really hard to say what your chances are this month. I'd say sit tight, try and relax and I guess either you'll be testing or AF will show. Good luck!

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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 1:05pm
Oh, after seeing this recent post, I'd like to add that finding EWCM rigth after intercourse isn't an accurate source. Sperm and EWCM are nearly identical except for the stretchyness. Sperm will break easier. It's hard to look at your CM and know whether it's accruate or just sperm mobility agents.

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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 1:21pm

Semen for 48 hours seems a little unlikely, & it passed the stretch test, so... (TMI, i know, sorry) I am certain it's ewcm.

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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 5:38pm
I'd say there's a decent chance. Sounds like you guys Dtd a few days before O, definately in your fertile period. Keep us posted.

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Thu, 09-08-2011 - 7:46am

Thanks!

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Tue, 09-20-2011 - 10:06am

Update: Just took a pregnancy test & it came back with a very faint positive.

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Tue, 09-20-2011 - 11:04am

told my husband.

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Tue, 09-20-2011 - 11:11am

Congratulations! It's scary and shocking but definitely a blessing. I'm in the same situation as you. I got

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