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Do you think you are more likely to conceive if you have sex right before ovulation?

i've been using opks..i'm just wondering if by the time i get a positive if its too late by the time my dh gets home and we baby dance =) so i know sperm can live for days..is it best to estimate when you will ovulate and do it a day or two before or do you think those tests are pretty acurate?

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shay1130

Asked by shay1130 at 11:45 AM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Don't wait for an OPK to tell you when you have ovulated. If you are fertile, start having sex every other day. OPK will only tell you that you have had a hormone surge but not that you actually released an egg. Only basal body temp will tell you that.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:51 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • The egg will last longer than the sperm. So having sex before ovulation will guarantee that the swimmers won't meet their destination.
    robinkane

    Answer by robinkane at 11:54 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • You SHOULD have sex before ovulation. The egg only lives for 12-24 hours after it is released. You are fertile for up to 5 days PRIOR ot ovulation because you will have fertile cervical fluid that is similar to semen which allows the sperm to live for up to 5 days while it's traveling to the fallopian tubes to await the release of the egg.

    OPKs do NOT tell you when you are ovulating. They tell you when you've had a LH surge which happens 12-36 hours BEFORE ovulation. The problem is you can sometimes have an LH surge that is not going to be followed by ovulation.

    If you are having sex when you get a positive OPK then ARE having sex BEFORE you ovulate (assuming that the LH surge is going to be followed by ovulation).

    OPKs are VERY inaccurate for MANY MANY MANY women.

    Get the book Taking Charge Of Your Fertility to learn how to chart. It's much more accurate and likely to get you pregnant.
    miasmommy21407

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 1:05 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Just have sex either every other day or every day then you don't need to use OPK. Bump!
    bellaambru90

    Answer by bellaambru90 at 4:12 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

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