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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??

Gem173 Thu 04-Jan-18 12:21:42

I’m not too sure how to answer your question. @AnneLovesGilbert I don’t think it is any different to doing the deed every other day. However it says once you get a pos opk dtd three days in a row and then skip a day and dtd again (I didn’t skip a day I was knackered)
So I guess it’s the three consecutive days that make this plan work. Also you wouldn’t have to worry about early ovulation because you will have done the deed every other day leading up to it. I think it’s a plan which people trust because it’s telling you when to dtd instead of you just dtd and hoping. I’m not sure lol all I know is that it works!

Mrsjones17 Thu 04-Jan-18 12:49:17

We tried SMEP last month and ran out if steam as it were! Absolutely knackering! It didn't help that most of fertile week DH was on nights so having to wake him up or me at earl hours in the morning like 4am to get DTD in wasn't that great I'll be honest! As a consequence we missed the 3 days in a row and 1 after bit. Unsurprisingly we were unsuccessful. This month were going to start later on as I don't normally ovulated until cd 16 at earliest. So starting from around CD 12 instead to try and carry on. Bloody fertile week is when DH is on nights again though!! Wishing you lots of luck

Sshsecretenclosed Thu 04-Jan-18 12:53:04

Oh Mrs Jones it really is a marathon isn't it!! What have I let myself in for!! I normally ovulate between cds 14-16, so plan is cd8, 10, 12, 14 and then 15, 16, 17 and 19. This obviously will shift a little depending on what day the positive opk is. Oh my - is it too much planning!!

surreygirl1987 Thu 04-Jan-18 20:48:32

Okay definitely going to try this properly this month smile

Sshsecretenclosed Thu 04-Jan-18 23:22:42

Brilliant Surrey another one in my gang!!

Sshsecretenclosed Mon 08-Jan-18 20:35:01

How's everyone doing?

Owlpatrol Mon 08-Jan-18 22:37:49

I'm starting this month again cd8 here. Didn't end in bfp last month sadly but that may be because we missed one day at the end! Keep us posted! X

Sshsecretenclosed Tue 09-Jan-18 18:11:56

Well.... CD13 today, missed cd12 DTD because of an upset stomach!! Feel worried I've compromised all chances now!!

Katsanddogs Tue 09-Jan-18 19:10:48

I did smep this month, as close to it as possible. We were dtd naturally every other day and I wasn't expecting to ovulate (AF was late and I hadn't o'd that month). Dtd and next day noticed ewcm, got a pos opk so dtd again that day and the next (so did the 3 days in a row but started day before positive opk), missed a day then dtd again. Was knackered after that though! But the pic is what I got this morning!

Katsanddogs Tue 09-Jan-18 19:11:27

Oh, and good luck to you!

minime2017 Tue 09-Jan-18 19:41:14

Might give the SMEP a go this month as all else seems to be failing. Plus I feel we aren't dtd often enough. Anything's worth a try

DaisyMay25 Tue 09-Jan-18 19:47:55

@Katsanddogs congrats!! If no luck this month we'll be doing SMEP (DH seems excited by the amount of dtd it involves....)

NelleB Tue 09-Jan-18 19:53:37

@Katsanddogs I am so pleased for you. I am in my 2ww to find out if it has worked for us. We had the same issue as you, however I missed the last day of trying, due to being unwell. Really hoping it's not going to impact our chances.
Again congratulations. X

Gem173 Tue 09-Jan-18 20:06:43

I don’t think that missing one day either at the end or during the buildup to ovulation matters. I missed one day on the buildup and didn’t do the deed after the one day break, yet still conceived. As long as you get those 3 consecutive days in you still have a good chance! Goodluck ladies xx

Sshsecretenclosed Tue 09-Jan-18 20:24:11

Lovely to see these photos and tales of bfps!!

NelleB Tue 09-Jan-18 20:28:49

@Gem173 oh thank you for saying that. Trying to have this positive mental attitude regarding conception.

Katsanddogs Tue 09-Jan-18 22:49:34

Fx for you nelle. I don't think it will effect your chances, especially missing the last day. It only takes one determined sperm!

thecolonelbumminganugget Tue 09-Jan-18 23:47:38

We did it and conceived on cycle 2 (didn't do SMEP on cycle 1). It's a lot of sex to be having, get some preseed and don't bother trying to impress each other would be my advice wink

HanSpan1 Wed 10-Jan-18 07:43:08

Correct....doing SMEP was hard work, the romance went out the window and it was about getting the job done, but was well worth it in the end! I echo what others say.. use Pre-seed.. good luck all

Mizzworthy1 Wed 10-Jan-18 16:15:35

Hi OP! so sorry I only just saw your reply... Fingers crossed at least one of us on here gets a BFP hey. Cycle twins! grin

Sshsecretenclosed Wed 10-Jan-18 19:01:11

Just love this thread!! I DTD last night - CD13. So deviated a little bit but not got a positive opk yet. I usually ovulate CD16/17 x

Sshsecretenclosed Wed 10-Jan-18 19:01:33

Mizz have you managed to DTD much??

Mizzworthy1 Thu 11-Jan-18 23:00:01

Yes secret... Been sticking to the schedule. Willing to give anything a try! Trying not to read scary stats about being 38 and ttc... sad

Katievb Fri 12-Jan-18 14:53:26

Hi 👋🏼 on cycle 10 now sad, been watching this thread so decided to do the SMEP. Would you say this is a positive OPK? Just done it.. thanks and good luck to everyone xx

Mizzworthy1 Fri 12-Jan-18 15:04:27

I'd read that as a positive opk katievb... Good luck!

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