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    A TMI question about TTC

    Ok ladies, Im a first timer in TTC . And the internet is bombarding me with information (ok I went loooking lol) Basically I have been tracking my ovulation and I know my cycle very well, but one thing I am having a difficult time is how often my husband should be "doing it" I was told everyday multiple times a day on the week of. But then I was told, NO dont do it everyday, it makes his sperm weak and have a lower count, so do it every other day all month long.... but then I feel like I could miss my "window" of opportunity. But sex every other day seems a lil more doable in my opinion, its very hard to keep the spontaneity up all month long for multiple months everyday (we have been trying since march of 2012) Is any of this a make or break deal? Am I totally reading into too much?? Thanks so much in advance for any help! I know its a very personal question but I was hoping for some wisdom from other mothers (or doctors =) out there.
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    A man makes between 100 and 300 million sperm each time he ejaculates. Each time. The count does diminish with more frequent ejaculation, but even if it went down by half (it doesn't) his odds are lots better than yours. As you prepare and release one egg, perhaps 2, monthly YOU are the rate-limiting step. Time everything to you. You neednt keep up the daily frequency except for the week flanking your ovulatory date, unless of course you want to.
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    As far as I know you are fertile only during during ovulation -- so sex every day or every other day during the ovulation portion of your cycle is THE way to conceive. Check out this book and the forums on this site for more professional and guided discussions: http://www.tcoyf.com/
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    Well I definitely know to be "pro active" during my ovulation, but my main concern was whether it makes a huge difference to be doing everyday or every other day due to the sperm count. But from what BLADE said it sounds like it doesn't matter? Some websites and even a doctor I talked to said everyday can be too much even if it is only during my ovulation week. But others say you should do it everyday. Maybe Im feeling the pressure and reading to much into it since we have been trying almost a year already =(
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs_pollyjoannak View Post
    Well I definitely know to be "pro active" during my ovulation, but my main concern was whether it makes a huge difference to be doing everyday or every other day due to the sperm count. But from what BLADE said it sounds like it doesn't matter? Some websites and even a doctor I talked to said everyday can be too much even if it is only during my ovulation week. But others say you should do it everyday. Maybe Im feeling the pressure and reading to much into it since we have been trying almost a year already =(
    The others phrased it better-- do what Dantea did, if you can manage it. Daily during the week of actual fertility. That's by far your best shot. If you were to perform a quantitative semen analysis on a man who engaged in daily intercourse versus every other day, or rarer, his cout would be lower. But we're talking 100 million instead of 200 million. 100 million of the little guys every day during your period of peak fertility is pretty good odds.
    Blade, MD

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    XX: Cassia Viviane Noor

    Aquila * Chrysanthe * Emmanuelle * Endellion * Ione * Jacinda * Lysandra * Melisande * Mireia * Petra * Rosamond * Seraphine * Silvana * Theophane / Blaise * Cyprian * Darius * Evander * Giles * Laurence * Lionel * Malcolm * Marius * Peregrine * Rainier

    كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ Amal _ Hanan / Altair _ Fahd _ Ilyas _ Sajjad _ Saqr _ Tariq

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