Every day or every other day?

As with everything I google, there are differing opinions on the net about when to DTD to maximize your chance of conception... do you DTD every other day or every day during your most fertile days (or all the time, for that matter! LOL)?

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 4:52 am
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I have heard the every other day, but personally if I saw that I was ovulating I would do it everyday in hopes of catching it!  The every other day scenario is thought of because it gives sperm a chance to "rebuild"

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 5:13 am
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If you know of no sperm issues for your DH, then the rule of thumb is that it's okay for every day. Research used to say that EOD was best but that research is changing. They say that even though sperm count goes down each day if you do it ED, by doing it a few days in a row, you still end up having more cummulative sperm waiting for the egg than if you only did it EOD. Say day 1 of DTD there are 40 million sperm, day 2 there are 30 million, and day 3 there are 20 million and then you O. That is 90 million sperm theoretically waiting for the egg to release. If you do it EOD, you would have significantly less. These numbers are just examples...I just randomly picked numbers...but you get the point. If you do, however, know that your DH has a low count, EOD is best to allow him to replenish. I tend to follow the Sperm Meets Egg Plan (SMEP), or at least try. That plan says to DTD EOD from about day 8 or 9 until you get a positive OPK and then DTD three days in a row. You'll likely O one of those three days but doing it all three covers all bases! :) I usually O the day after my first OPK so I usually only get two times in there in a row before O.
Posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:30 am
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we did ED because the OPK's weren't working for me and we didn't want to miss the window.

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:46 am
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That helps a lot ladies!! :)  I might just go that route too, beatie!  Then I will feel like we did all we can do to conceive every cycle! :)

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:33 am

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