what's the best *bd* schedule...?

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what's the best *bd* schedule...?
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Sat, 09-16-2006 - 8:02pm

hi ladies,


i know there's not a ton of us posting around here lately, but i have been trying to figure out a new "baby dancing schedule" for us, and wanted to see what

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Mon, 09-18-2006 - 8:21am
What I found to be the best is....once you start getting ewcm, bd every other day for a week. The real trick is to have the sperm in there before you ovulate. Hopefully this helps!
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Mon, 09-18-2006 - 11:11am

My OB suggested "every 1-2 days from cycle days 8-18." I know that's a lot of BDing, but it worked for us the first month we tried it. I now have a 1-year-old daughter. I was 40 at the time. I'm now 42, and it worked one month, but I had a chemical PG. Like the PP said, the idea is to have the sperm in there BEFORE ovulation.

Have you heard of Taking Charge of Your Fertility? (Dumb question, probably, since most people TTC are familiar with it.) Anyhow, I highly recommend it. Even if you don't chart your temperatures, it has LOTS of useful information about timing and other fertility signs.

Good luck!

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Mon, 09-18-2006 - 9:41pm

hi there,


thanks to both of you for your input! i'm still not positive what we'll do this cycle,

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Wed, 09-20-2006 - 6:36pm

After two failed IVF's, we are out of $$$ for any more IF procedures and are going au naturale too. I did spend the $45 bucks to sign up for computerized charting on www.fertilityfriend.com for a year. My body is still regulating after my last IVF but I take my temp every morning and then put it in the computer. It's also got lots of great info. I have TCOYF and made copies of the charts but this is so much easier.


As for us, I'm 42 and DH is 44. We do it every day leading up to when we think O is......we actually found with the 4 IUI's and 2 IVF's that when we did it more frequently instead of abstaining that DH count/morphology/motility went up. Every one is different though.


I saw that you do acupuncture---isn't that WONDERFUL !!!!! I quit going lately cuz insurance doesn't pay for it but I really miss it ! That also helped DH count....


Good Luck to you !!!!

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Thu, 09-21-2006 - 1:35am

hi sarah,


that is really interesting about your dh's count being so good when you do it more often.

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Thu, 09-21-2006 - 5:17pm

Hi Jeri-lynn,


Yes, i have read both books. As a matter of fact I've been an aerobics instructor for 18 years and the IF got me to slow down and try yoga and I just got certified in it. I LOVE it !


Thanks for the words of encouragement. I did get pg on my own twice. 1st was chemical at 39 and the 2nd at 40 made it to 7 weeks before m/c. I do only have one tube but I am going to my OB at the beginning of October to request another HSG---ugh, the first one was SO painful----just to be sure my only tube isn't blocked.....my last pg happened 4 months after my HSG and I've heard about

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Sun, 10-01-2006 - 12:58pm

Hi Jeri-Lynn,


It's funny, my bf and I have been trying for awhile and I still get confused and when is the best time.


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Mon, 10-02-2006 - 1:52pm

Welcome back, Sarah! I have been thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers during your 'time in the desert'. I hope that it was useful to you and your hubby!

Christy

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Mon, 10-09-2006 - 4:20pm
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Mon, 10-09-2006 - 5:38pm

Hi Christy,


Thanks so much for the prayers ! The time in the desert was much needed and was wonderful ! I am having my HSG tomorrow...gulp ! The last one was VERY painful but my tube was blocked so it hit that obstruction....now that tube is gone and we are checking to be sure the one remaining is open...plus I did get pg 4 months after that last HSG....please keep praying !


How are you doing ???


(Sorry to jump in on your thread Jami-Lynn !)

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