kegel exercises after BD??

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Registered: 12-13-2002
kegel exercises after BD??
Sun, 12-12-2004 - 1:19pm

I had read somewhere that its good to do kegel exercises after BD because it sucks the sperm up there and it get rids of semen, so you won't confuse it w/ EWCM.
No I just read on the FF that you shouldn't do them!

from Fertility friend website-

(Avoid doing kegels immediately after intercourse though as this could push the semen and therefore the sperm away from the cervix, which is exactly where you want them to be).

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Registered: 10-27-2004
Sun, 12-12-2004 - 1:44pm

I read that on FF too and thought about it.

I learned in Taking Charge of Your Fertility that doing Kegels pushes out everything. Weschler says to do them on your way to the bathroom every time you go so you can sample your CM (although I personally have a really hard time doing them standing up, let alone walking!).

She also says that after sex, you should do them to push out all of the stuff so you can see your CM later on and won't get confused. According to her, if you are TTC, then waiting 30 minutes to an hour is enough time for your sperm to swim where they need to go. But apparently FF suggests not doing them at all just in case you lose potential swimmers.

We have been bding at bedtime, so I just wait until the morning to do them. Surely by then is enough time. And like I said earlier, I don't consider anything to be CM until it's coming out on its own by the next late afternoon/evening.

Do you ever feel like you should be asking your questions to people who actually have achieved pregnancy instead to all of us TTC first timers? Don't get me wrong- I love the support and wisdom of this board. But sometimes I think, hmmmm- I want to hear from the people who actually ARE pregnant because that sort of proves that what they did worked. So this, of course, is all just my 2 cents!

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Registered: 12-13-2002
Sun, 12-12-2004 - 2:15pm

Hey Faye,
Thanks for the info!
I think the women on here are really knowledgable because we all read so much about TTC, so I think most of the advice and info is good.
But I do know what you mean. There is also a section on the PG after TTC board for TTCers to ask questions.
Thats a good place to get some answers!
I kind of take everything I read with a grain of salt though. Everyone's body

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Registered: 02-27-2004
Mon, 12-13-2004 - 2:59pm

Amen on the PG after TTC board recommendation! Those ladies are so helpful! The problem with "regular" pg ladies is that too many of them don't know what they did to get PG!!!