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SMEP - Any success stories?

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Sshsecretenclosed Wed 03-Jan-18 09:24:52

Ttc #1 month 13 here and willing to try anything! Been reading up on Sperm meets egg plan - anybody had any joy??

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HanSpan1 Wed 03-Jan-18 09:59:01

Yup, i was trying to concieve #1 for about 9 months, 8 months of that was just DTD in fertile week, got fed up then last month we tried SMEP and i got my BFP on christmas eve, so i can confirm it definately works! Currently 5 weeks.

Sshsecretenclosed Wed 03-Jan-18 10:54:41

Woweeee love this!! Am I right in thinking start every other day from CD8, then as soon as you get positive opk for three days in a row. Miss one day and then one last day?

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HanSpan1 Wed 03-Jan-18 11:17:47

Yup thats exactly what we did!! Good luck!

HanSpan1 Wed 03-Jan-18 11:19:18

Heres the chart i did for Dec (month we concieved that ended in BFP)

HanSpan1 Wed 03-Jan-18 11:21:17

I actually got a Pos OPK on CD16th, but it was late at night and had already charted for that day, and we started on CD7 as opposed to 8 due to DH’s work pattern,

Booboo2018 Wed 03-Jan-18 11:23:29

Well I did the SMEP for the first time this cycle and I am now 7 days late for AF but negative pregnancy tests, I have no idea what’s going on! I do think the SMEP is the way to go, it’s a LOT of sex though 😂

Sshsecretenclosed Wed 03-Jan-18 12:05:22

Oh my - it sounds like I've chose ourselves a little project!! Is the chart your temp?? Oh nooo to bfn Boo. Is there a squinter at all? Are you normally late?!

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HanSpan1 Wed 03-Jan-18 12:29:58

Yea chart is my temp, but i also tracked DTD and OPK and CM etc

Sshsecretenclosed Wed 03-Jan-18 12:57:14

So far Han I've never temped. Is it vital to? I keep track of opks and cycle

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Owlpatrol Wed 03-Jan-18 13:07:36

Yep it's good I've heard a lot of success stories. Onto cycle 14 here so once af finished planning smep as well fx last month attempted it but it is a lot of sex and I missed one day after the ovulation x

Sshsecretenclosed Wed 03-Jan-18 13:34:39

I'm on CD7 currently so technically get on this tomorrow!!

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Mizzworthy1 Wed 03-Jan-18 14:01:54

Giving this a go this month too... Day 8 tomorrow.

Si1ver Wed 03-Jan-18 14:06:58

It's worth a go for sure, but when you actually look at it SMEP is just "have a lot of sex". Honestly you should be having sex every other day of possible anyway when you're TTC.

However, I'm a bit bitter as I've been TTC for 20 months and SMEP has never worked for me. My only pregnancy came from an every other day month and that ended in MC.

Obviously I hope it works for you though.

Sshsecretenclosed Wed 03-Jan-18 14:10:44

S1 I'm sorry to hear your story. I feel bitter on month13 so can't imagine how you feel. Mizz our.** Cycle is the same! Are you usually 28 days??

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JeremiahBackflip Wed 03-Jan-18 14:17:21

Yes. Did it for the last 3 cycles ttc#2 (months 14 to 18) and it worked. I had been taking temps, using OPKs etc since starting ttc#2 as it took 18months ttc#1.

No hint of a bfp until we embarked on SMEP. I had a feint bfp cycle before I was pregnant with DS but came to nothing so assume a chemical pregnancy. I've only been pregnant twice in all of ttc career.

We did every other day once I started getting a feint line on O PKs then once the line got darker it was every day then carried on until I got a positive opk, kept on doing it for two more days, one day off then another day. Then stopped. Worn out.

So we did that for 3 cycles.

Gem173 Wed 03-Jan-18 14:50:09

Yes came off pill Sep 2017, first cycle took 31 days, second cycle (started trying normally) took 28 days, third cycle tried SMEP! And it worked. Am now 6 weeks pregnant and am very lucky x goodluck

nk1605 Wed 03-Jan-18 15:20:12

Yes, cycle #2 we followed smep and conceived. Ended at 5 weeks unfortunately but shows how well the plan gets timing right. Good luck!

Gem173 Wed 03-Jan-18 15:35:20

@nk1605 I never knew what happened to you! So sorry for your loss, did wonder if everything was going okay for you xx

AnneLovesGilbert Wed 03-Jan-18 15:41:40

I've read it and it sounds interesting but what's the advantage to dtd every day of FW or every other day? She seemed to say it was better to spread it out a bit rather than start with gusto then get tired and stop bothering and potentially miss it.

But if you normally dtd every other or every day I can't see how it would be better to follow SMEP than crack on as normal.

Sshsecretenclosed Thu 04-Jan-18 08:41:05

I don't know Anne. Maybe somebody else might know?

It's lovely hearing success stories.

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Sittingintheshade Thu 04-Jan-18 08:53:07

We used smep for dc1 and conceived first cycle. Was pretty shocked!

Sshsecretenclosed Thu 04-Jan-18 09:25:10

Wow!! Another success story. I'm
On CD8 today so my 'project' is on the starting blocks wink

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Sittingintheshade Thu 04-Jan-18 10:06:10

Good luck op! 🤞🏻

Sshsecretenclosed Thu 04-Jan-18 10:07:20

Thanks Sitting. Fully expecting to do a few months of the SMEP but willing to give anything a try!

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