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I have no idea when I ovulate, help Loca Mamma Due January 21 (boy); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Arizona 1103 posts
18th May '13

So I have no idea when I ovulate.My period I thought started on the 5th of may cuz I was spotting but I didn't bleed really till the 8th so when I try to figure out when I would ovulate according to the int I have no idea.I took a test this morning n it took forever to process but there is a line..but I don't think its darker then the other line, that's a negative right? So do I go by the 8th for period or 5th? Cuz if its the 5th that was a long period. I believe I stopped my period the 15th. Those ovulation tests r expensive ..so any advice on what to do? I been eating right n gaining good weight n taking prenatals now for awhile. Please help.Also if I didn't ovulate yet..should I hold off on sex?

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16446 posts
status 18th May '13

You go by the first day of full flow.

Loca Mamma Due January 21 (boy); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Arizona 1103 posts
18th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" You go by the first day of full flow."</blockquote>




Oh ok thanks. That helps

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
18th May '13

did u recently stop taking bc? Since sperm can live up to 5days there really is no point in holding off on sex if you havent O'd yet. The more sperm in there the better :)

Loca Mamma Due January 21 (boy); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Arizona 1103 posts
18th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 blessings so far....:</b>" did u recently stop taking bc? Since sperm can live up to 5days there really is no point in holding off on sex if you havent O'd yet. The more sperm in there the better :)"</blockquote>




I been off birth control u can say since July 2012. I had iud. N then used condoms n pull out until we wanted a baby. So been awhile. N really? So that doesn't like decrease the sperm to say? Lol. Its so frustrated cuz I been tracking n then doing it more but nothing yet.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16446 posts
status 18th May '13
Quoting Loca Mamma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 blessings so far....:</b>" did u recently stop taking bc? ... [snip!] ... that doesn't like decrease the sperm to say? Lol. Its so frustrated cuz I been tracking n then doing it more but nothing yet."


There's no need to abstain unless your partner has sperm issues.

Loca Mamma Due January 21 (boy); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Arizona 1103 posts
18th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" There's no need to abstain unless your partner has sperm issues."</blockquote>




Well pretty sure he doesnt..we have gotten pregnant before but ended in a miscarriage.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
18th May '13
Quoting Loca Mamma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 blessings so far....:</b>" did u recently stop taking bc? ... [snip!] ... that doesn't like decrease the sperm to say? Lol. Its so frustrated cuz I been tracking n then doing it more but nothing yet."


daily sex can decrease the count slightly but increases the quality/strength of the sperm because you are getting a fresh batch everyday :) also research has shown that most men have a higher sperm count in the morning.

Loca Mamma Due January 21 (boy); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Arizona 1103 posts
18th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 blessings so far....:</b>" daily sex can decrease the count slightly but increases the quality/strength of the sperm because you ... [snip!] ... you are getting a fresh batch everyday :) also research has shown that most men have a higher sperm count in the morning."</blockquote>




Oh ok I didn't know that. I thought it was the other way around. .u know the longer u wait its better. N ok I will def try that then. I didn't getting pregnant can b so hard. I hope I do everything right this time

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
18th May '13
Quoting Loca Mamma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 blessings so far....:</b>" daily sex can decrease the count ... [snip!] ... wait its better. N ok I will def try that then. I didn't getting pregnant can b so hard. I hope I do everything right this time"


if you r tracking ovulation w/opks make sure you average atleast 10 days from ovulation to the beginning of your period.

Loca Mamma Due January 21 (boy); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Arizona 1103 posts
19th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 blessings so far....:</b>" if you r tracking ovulation w/opks make sure you average atleast 10 days from ovulation to the beginning of your period."</blockquote>



Oh ok well do. :)