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Tea1Sugar Sun 07-Jul-13 18:36:25

Anyone care to join me for this interminable length of waiting time?! I'm only 1 dpo! brew

Writerwannabe83 Sun 07-Jul-13 19:52:01

I think I have recently ovulated (not 100% sure about how EWCM) works though if I'm honest. smile

Either way, my AF is due in 14 days so I guess I can join you smile

Tea1Sugar Sun 07-Jul-13 20:04:51

I'm pretty in the dark too tbh it's my first cycle off the pill but had a positive opk on friday cd12 so I presume I ovulated yesterday!

Writerwannabe83 Sun 07-Jul-13 20:09:13

It is my first time TTC since removal of my Mirena coil grin

I have a 'pretty much in the dark' buddy now. Yay grin

I haven't gone down the OPK route.....I'm scared I will get addicted [ smile]

Bambi27 Sun 07-Jul-13 20:10:44

Had my fixed smiley today so soon to ovulate and be on the tww...great!!

Tea1Sugar Sun 07-Jul-13 20:13:31

Yay! Bambi - hope its not crazy sweaty/hot as it is here when you're trying to dtd!!

Writerwannabe83 Sun 07-Jul-13 20:13:36

So do you start DTD at this point or do you have to wait until ovulation actually occurs??

How long can sperm actually survive for up there for anyway???

Tea1Sugar Sun 07-Jul-13 20:15:32

Well my little knowledge of this ttc lark (dd was a pill baby!) is sperm can survive around 72 hours before ovulation so best to dtd every other day before ovulation so they are "waiting" as the egg only lasts 12-24 hours smile

charleylarlie Sun 07-Jul-13 20:18:24

Mee too! I got a fixed smiley on Tuesday and ewcm on the same day. From entering it all onto ovufriend (plus bbt) it said that I ovulated on Tuesday, but I reckon it was prob a day or so later so am prob about 4 or 5 dpo. Not sure exactly when AF due - will have to check. I am 37 and this is our 4th month ttc DC2. smile

charleylarlie Sun 07-Jul-13 20:23:36

Yes, dtd 1 to 3 days before ov will give you the best chance, Writer. DP and I dtd every other day until fixed smiley and then try 2 or 3 days in a row.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 07-Jul-13 20:23:47

Welcome Charley and Bambi,

Best of luck to you!! It would be great if we all got BFPs!!!

How long after EWCM does ovulation usually occur??

Writerwannabe83 Sun 07-Jul-13 20:25:19

Thanks charley - I'm starting to worry that DH is starting to feel 'used' haha grin

Planning on DTD is this weather is daunting..... smile

Tea1Sugar Sun 07-Jul-13 20:35:01

We've used pre-seed for the first time the past few times of dtd - it's err slippery! I think Af is due 19/ 20/21 but who knows blush

Writerwannabe83 Sun 07-Jul-13 20:36:41


Bambi27 Sun 07-Jul-13 20:44:34

No idea sorry!! I'm so out if tune with my body it's unreal!!! Xx

Tea1Sugar Sun 07-Jul-13 21:28:44

A lube specifically for conception. All others are damaging to sperm but this is actually designed to help the swimmers along! It mimics ewcm smile

charleylarlie Mon 08-Jul-13 11:37:57

I think that ewcm occurs just before or on the day of ov, but not entirely certain so don't take my word for it.

I've never heard of pre-seed. Can you buy it in Boots or the supermarkets?

Going to be a long couple of weeks as I'm only 4 or 5 dpo and already beginning to imagine symptoms (itchy and tingly boobs). Must be all in my head as it's far too early for me to have proper symptoms - implantation wouldn't even have occurred by now! confused

TeaAndANatter Mon 08-Jul-13 11:43:24

Pulling up a retro-faded stripe deckchair for the long fortnight ahead (well, one week now for me). Laying out a good book, some factor 50 and a long cold lemonade.

And wondering where I'd buy this pre-seed?

Tea1Sugar Mon 08-Jul-13 17:11:43

It's an American product but I bought mine on amazon as recommended by others mumsnetters. Can be used via applicator or straight on you/him. Only frigging 2dpo hmm

Tea1Sugar Mon 08-Jul-13 17:15:20

Now for a tmi cm mucus question grin Thursday and Friday seriously watery cm coupled with a positive opk, dtd both days, Saturday negative opk and minimal cm, think I ovulated according to various apps, yesterday and today cm is err creamy. I thought dpo were suppose to be dry? hmm

TeaAndANatter Mon 08-Jul-13 19:03:35

I think it works its way up to ewcm, then goes back down through the stages (but a wee bit faster). At least mine does, and its always been pretty consistent.

Tea1Sugar Tue 09-Jul-13 17:30:38

Think I'm out for the month hmm 3dpo and got loads of white creamy cm. Af due 20th but already very doubtful hmm

Bambi27 Tue 09-Jul-13 17:32:49

Tea1sugar why would that mean you're out?? I know nothing about cm??!! Xx

Tea1Sugar Tue 09-Jul-13 17:55:25

Just from stuff I've read tbh

Bambi27 Tue 09-Jul-13 18:38:01

Oh right well hope you're wrong and you get your bfp this month!!

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