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... Mumsnet is so much more fun grin

About to ttc #2. DS was a surprise so I've never actually ttc before. What do I need to know? (Apart from the obvious!)


Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sun 29-Sep-13 20:51:45

Quality not quantity. Lots of sex is obviously fun but you'll wear the sperm out!

Have fun! grin

Wear the sperm out?! Seriously?

(See - this is why I asked on here. I could not ask google that!)

allchatnicknamesgone Sun 29-Sep-13 21:24:47

I'm not sure that is strictly true....I had the same thoughts and read a lot of the same literature that says a man with healthy sperm only needs 24 hrs to restock (I think it may have been the baby centre website). It is better to have regular sex because then sperm is replenished. Saving it up is not a good idea if you only plan to have sex when you ovulate.
I'm sure just by reading all the threads on here you will gain a wealth of knowledge....hope it DS2 happens quickly for you.

RaRaZ Sun 29-Sep-13 21:37:54

As above: unless you know that your DP has a low sperm count, daily sex shouldn't be an issue. Also, be as healthy as you can smile

Hm... as healthy as I can? So I should put the prosecco back in the fridge? grin

allchatnicknamesgone Sun 29-Sep-13 22:42:34

I can't give up wine completely, but I'm definitely trying to stick to one glass instead of 2. I'm trying to drink more water too as I think that is the one healthy thing that is easy to do, but easy to miss. Also, water keeps you hydrated and can actually help your cm therefore making it easier for you to notice any changes during the month. I'd say being aware of cm is quite an easy starter if you are about to TTC.

See? I'm clueless. Just had to Google cm blush

RaRaZ Mon 30-Sep-13 07:23:48

Lol smile. Might as well get rid of any squeamishness now cos checking it is one of your best 'tools'!

allchatnicknamesgone Mon 30-Sep-13 10:10:43

Ha! I did too when I first came on here. I think only those TTC learn about these things because we want to give ourselves the best possible chance. I'm trying for no 2 and no1 just 'happened' and yet I only have learnt this stuff this time round.

allchatnicknamesgone Mon 30-Sep-13 10:14:13

Read this. Someone else posted it and its really helpful when it comes to the old CM! If you really want to gross yourself out too, if you hit images on google you can see samples of CM!

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 30-Sep-13 12:27:51

Well when we were first trying and had had no luck after six months our doctor told us to limit it to every other day to give dh a chance to replenish.

allchatnicknamesgone Mon 30-Sep-13 12:29:33

yep, but every other day through cycle is still very regular sex I think...I think it also depends on ages...

RaRaZ Mon 30-Sep-13 12:40:52

Yeah it does. Usually men in their 20s replenish quicker than men in their 40s. I think general fitness and health affects it too. And you have to remember that a greater number of sperm doesn't mean a higher quality of sperm....

Writerwannabe83 Mon 30-Sep-13 12:43:40

I don't know how anyone manages to do it every other day grin

Me and DH are only 30 and it still sounds exhausting grin

MissGarth Mon 30-Sep-13 12:46:36

There is the sperm meets egg plan here that I know a lot of people have found useful on here

allchatnicknamesgone Mon 30-Sep-13 13:03:26

Thx Miss Garth - I actually pulled a face when reading that! LOL. Who on earth manages that? I'm on CD 12 and I've only managed once so far this cycle. Going to crack the whip tonight and ramp it up to at least every other day.
Any energy suggestions apart from Berocca which is becoming addictive in our house!?

RaRaZ Mon 30-Sep-13 21:11:12

Really?! We do it most days just for fun before we even start to think about the 'extras' for ttc.... Is my sex drive weirdly high??

allchatnicknamesgone Mon 30-Sep-13 22:00:06

Er ...... I would call that a high sex drive and stamina smile I suppose maybe the length of time you've been together plays a part too. Good on you though!!

Well this has moved on grin

Thanks for the links. I will check them out.

Vitamin B is good for energy allchat

SoMuchFruit Tue 01-Oct-13 06:46:37

ATruth I had to go and look at the pictures (eeeuw) of EWCM to check I was looking at the right thing! Totally clueless, even though I have a DS! He was very easy to conceive, I feel this time it is going to be different sad

RaRa - you are not alone! I have been DTD eod this month too, which while a bit more than usual hasn't been difficult and has been great fun actually. Before ttc it was about 2 to 3 x a week but avoiding actual DTD 'that' week.

I'm the one who was letting down the side on Sun/Mon though. I think I've screwed up. Was totally exhausted Sun night (should have been a DTD) and also last night. Was asleep on the sofa by 8.30pm. Bugger.

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