What are the chances if you dtd on ovulation day?

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tobermory29 Sun 10-Apr-16 21:55:29

Just started ttc and I thought dtd on ovulation day was the best possible time but I've been reading a bit and some say its better to do it just before ovulation. Asking this as we didn't have the opportunity on the other days but felt quite hopeful that we managed on the actual day. By ovulation day I mean the day the egg is actually releasing. Know when this is as I get a lot of pain on my left hand side when it's happening.
What do you think? :-)
Oh, btw, i'm in my forties, so don't have time on my side.

FuzzyOwl Sun 10-Apr-16 21:59:45

I am 10+1 today. Was ttc for several months but only dtd once in the month I conceived and it was the day after I got a positive opk.

Good luck.

FuzzyOwl Sun 10-Apr-16 22:01:44

I should add it was in the early hours of the morning and I got my ovulation pain later that same day, plus I am late thirties.

tobermory29 Sun 10-Apr-16 23:21:33

Congratulations to you FuzzyOwl.
That has made me feel very optimistic! :-)

SpeakNoWords Sun 10-Apr-16 23:26:24

Every other day during your possible fertile window is what we did, as it covers a multitude of possibilities. But just once could always be enough too!

SaigonSaigon Sun 10-Apr-16 23:27:10

I stumbled across what seems to be the only scientific research they've done on this and they concluded that most likely time to conceive was 1 day before ovulation plus day of ovulation itself. Good luck!

Frecklesfrecklesfreckles4 Mon 11-Apr-16 07:05:36

There's info on www.babycentre.co.uk about timing, they advise ideally 1-2 d prior to ovulation, I think it helps if the sperm is present already and has time to mature before the egg arrives, though obviously conception is very possible on the day itself! Good luck!

FuzzyOwl Mon 11-Apr-16 10:51:18

Thank you.

I should add that the three or four months beforehand, we dtd at least four times in the fertile week leading to ovulation and got a bfn. A couple of years ago, I also got pregnant after dtd once in the month (a few days before ovulation). You definitely only need to do it the once but to have my DD (my only successful pregnancy to date, although I am hopeful my current one will be) we dtd absolutely loads all month.

BoBo90 Mon 11-Apr-16 14:56:06

The egg lasts 24hrs and I recently read that some sperm can reach the egg within an hour so you have as good a chance as someone dtd loads 😊
Do you definitely know the egg was released? I only ask as I get ovary pain around the time i get a positive Opk but this cycle I felt the egg pop (it's a very obvious pop rather than pain) 34hrs later! So pain alone might not mean the egg has been released.
If this is the case for you, the sperm would be there waiting for the egg which is good 😊

tobermory29 Mon 11-Apr-16 14:58:11

Thank you ladies for all the information grin
I feel very excited and optimistic...guess that'll diminish rapidly a few months down the line!
Woke at silly o'clock this morning with my nose totally blocked up and terrible pressure across my face, was really bad and I had to get up, thought I was taking ill, but as the day's progressed it's just died away to practically nothing, just a wee sniffle, and nose is clear. So, of course, I started searching for early symptoms, of which this is one, (blocked nose, feeling like a cold starting, sinus problems) but I'm sure it wouldn't be as early as 24 hrs, think most people were saying a week after ovulation?
Will just have to suffer the tww now! Think I need to settle down blush but it's hard to think about anything else once you decide to go for it.

tobermory29 Mon 11-Apr-16 15:02:26

BoBo90 - I can't know for sure but I was just going by ovulation pain and the different types and what it means from a website. I had CM from Thursday then woke up with pain on Sunday morning which lasted until early evening. This is normal for me on my cycle.

Fingers crossed x

FuzzyOwl Mon 11-Apr-16 17:43:15

I always have a cold when I get a BFP and this time round also had a blocked sinus...

tobermory29 Mon 11-Apr-16 22:40:38

FuzzyOwl - Oh. My. Goodness. Getting butterflies in my tummy! Lol!

tobermory29 Wed 13-Apr-16 10:37:34

Feeling sooo frustrated today! Wish I could test...only 3 dpo...feels like 33! Not that I really expect a bfp. No-one could be that lucky...well not at my age I'm guessing. Need to just carry on symptom spotting and driving myself mad for the next week then! blush

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