When to do the BD after OPK +?

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Registered: 01-02-2012
When to do the BD after OPK +?
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Sun, 04-01-2012 - 6:08pm

Hello Ladies

A bit confused with all the literature out there and OPK.

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Mon, 04-02-2012 - 4:11pm
If your dh has normal sperm counts, than it's fine to BD every day around ovulation. They recommend that if there are sperm issues, than you should hold off and just BD every other day to give the sperm time to regenerate. I hope this helps :)

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Registered: 01-02-2012
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 9:55pm

Yes, that does help!!!

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Registered: 10-07-2010
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 10:17pm

I spoke to a specialist about this last week, he told me not to even use OPK's. He said we should BD every other day or "as and when", then 5 days before O and 5 days after O we should BD every morning. DH's count has just reached 20million with 30% motile and 70% normal but the dr said that shouldn't be an issue anymore. My DH works a lot and I'm lucky if he makes it home in time for O and I used to think that as long and we DTD before it went negative we'd at least have a chance (and here I am 19 months later). Aparently women using OPK's to time intercourse are actually decreasing their chances because hormones change all the time and you are fertile for a few days before the test will even pick up a positive. I still use them just to confirm that I O'd but for now on I will just relax and enjoy all the BD'ing.

Good luck!!

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Registered: 01-02-2012
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 10:40pm

Thanks, Sophie!

That's really sound advice.

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Registered: 10-07-2010
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 9:13am
The way I see it is the more the BD'ing, the greater the chances! I'm switching to every day this Friday cos I will O early next week.