Sperm meets egg plan April/May 2021 TTC

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sack83 Thu 22-Apr-21 12:36:25

Hi ladies grin Has anyone tried the SMEP i.e. Sperm Meets Egg Plan? Any success stories or reviews? I'm going to try it this coming month. I'm going into my 4th month ttc. Anyone want to join? 😂

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A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 Sun 25-Apr-21 21:56:09

Hello! I’ve kind of tried to do this but modified it for the last two or three months. Start having sex CD8, but doing every day instead, but then the 3 days after the opk, and the extra bonus one. I think maybe I’ve stopped too early on previous cycles, day or two after positive opk, so hopefully this will work! Also think it’s just exhaustion after that, but I’m frustrated I’m not getting pregnant so trying to do more 😂😂

A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 Sun 25-Apr-21 21:57:00

When are you due to ovulate this month? I’m on CD5 so just waiting now really...

Bellesjp Mon 26-Apr-21 13:35:03

I sort of do, as in every other day then when I get positive opk do it every day for a few days. Might try it for a bit longer this month! I’m cd17 at the moment and still waiting for positive opk, latest I’ve had is cd18 so hoping to get peak tomorrow!

purpleskyssssss Mon 26-Apr-21 18:26:58

Hi all thought I would also join! I'm trying SMEP plan this month, just gone into my 6th month TTC so trying SMEP alongside using pre seed - let's hope this is a lucky thread 😃

@Bellesjp I am the same as you - CD 17 and no peak ovulation yet! I've only been tracking ov the last 2 months and normally I ovulate day 14 - 16 so hoping I haven't missed it this month but will continue to DTD every other day smile

Milly238 Tue 27-Apr-21 17:55:26

Hi ladies - I’d love to join you all! I’m going into my 4th cycle of trying and have decided to try SMEP for the first time this time round so fx crossed it works! We usually just do DTD around ovulation and when we feel like it other times in the cycle so I’m hoping following this plan will mean I’m totally covered! Because my cycles are on the longer side (38-42 days) I’m modifying it slightly following the suggestions in the ebook so I’ll start DTD CD10 and start using OPKs next week sometime. Best of luck to everyone! ❤️

SemiFeralDalek Tue 27-Apr-21 18:01:23

Committed SMEPper here grin in conjuction with preseed and every fertility supplement going. I use BBT and OPKs 🙈

It's "worked" twice for us. One late loss and one chemical pregnancy. Fingers crossed for this cycle.

I'm CD5, first cycle on soy isoflavones though so hoping it bring my ovulation forward as that can be as late as CD25.

A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 Tue 27-Apr-21 18:09:47

@SemiFeralDalek so sorry re: the late loss, that must have been really awful.

I've done two cycles on soy, (2-6 and 3-7) and both times my ovulation came forward by quite a lot - to CD 14. I nearly missed it the first time, so worth starting having sex a lot earlier than you think. Hope it works for you also!

A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 Tue 27-Apr-21 18:10:44

@SemiFeralDalek I also opk, bbt, and feel like a walking pharmacy atm 😂 so you're in good company

Bellesjp Tue 27-Apr-21 18:40:00

You guys sound like me 😂 I’ve been taking conceive plus vits, omega 3, conceive plus lube and this month I’ve been downing a load of grapefruit juice as apparently it’s meant to make you have more CM! It definitely does but tastes rank lol!!

I’m cd18 today and got a nearly peak opk I think, was thinking I wasn’t going to ov this month but maybe tomorrow I might get peak 🤞🏼 My first month temping as well

A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 Tue 27-Apr-21 18:50:49

@Bellesjp yes the grapefruit juice really works! I was so impressed with it, had five days of ewcm and that's not normal for me. I really like it though, especially pink grapefruit juice, and you can make it into a Paloma with a splash of tequila syrup and lime 😋

Bellesjp Tue 27-Apr-21 19:19:11

@A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 that sounds a lot better 😂 I’ve been making it bearable by mixing with a bit of orange squash lol, not quite the same!!

SemiFeralDalek Tue 27-Apr-21 21:12:29

If you shook me, I'd probably rattle grin I'm on 5mg folic acid, b6, b12, vitamin C, D, E, 600mg of CoQ10 and a multivitamin. And now SI CD3-7.

Grapefruit juice is brilliant, I have to shot it though because its so grim grin

Losing him was genuinely the most horrific experience, it was after the anomaly scan and he was so, so poorly, we had to make the decision to let him go before he suffered. Its made TTC again have another level of anxiety and stress.

When do you start? I usually aim for every other day from 7dpo, every day if dh is off work.

tothemoonandback21 Thu 29-Apr-21 07:41:25

Hi ladies, mind if I join? I'm going to try SMEP for the first time this month, TTC#3. I'm only on cycle 2 and already desperate to conceive after missing out the first month! I was hoping I'd be more chill this time round 🙈 Never heard of the grapefruit juice thing, will give that a go!

Does anyone know which day to start BDing on SMEP if you ovulate late? I ovulate on CD19 and don't want exhaustion to set in too soon...😆😬

@SemiFeralDalek Thank you for sharing your story with us, I'm so sorry you had to go through this. Sending extra baby dust to you for this month ✨ ✨ ✨

Good luck everyone 🍀 x

A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 Thu 29-Apr-21 08:02:30

@Bellesjp I’m not sure orange squash will make it nicer 😂😂😂

@SemiFeralDalek I’m now starting the day after my period stops, to make sure I cover all bases. But that is a bit earlier than SMEP says

@tothemoonandback21 I don’t know, but I’d probably start on day 11 instead of 8

SemiFeralDalek Thu 29-Apr-21 08:20:35

@tothemoonandback21 thank you 😗 we lost him in November and the chance of reoccurrence is about 1 in 25 now so anxiety levels are high.

I'm a late ovulater (anywhere from cd18-25) but I tend to start BD at the end of AF, then go every other day till about cd17, then we aim for every 24-36 hours (depending on how DH's shifts fall) till 2/3 days after the opk goes light again. It's exhausting.

And I had a week of highs last cycle, we ended up dtd 8 days on the bounce, and then two more just in case shock So I'm really hoping that the SI brings my Ov forward to be in line with a more normal cycle.

A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 Thu 29-Apr-21 08:31:19

@SemiFeralDalek that would definitely add anxiety to the process xxxx

SemiFeralDalek Thu 29-Apr-21 09:16:43


*@SemiFeralDalek* that would definitely add anxiety to the process xxxx

As with everything, but especially ttc I think, it's the hope that carries you through. We'll all get there I'm absolutely sure 👣✨🤰

Bellesjp Thu 29-Apr-21 13:24:43

Those who temp, is the temp rise at time of ov? I had ride yesterday morning but I had peak opk yesterday as well, my understanding was that you ov 12-48 hours after peak opk but the rise was before that? I also still got peak opk this morning at cd20 and further temp rise this morn so not sure when I ovulated! We have dtd the last 2 days anyway so hopefully covered! Have attached some pics but new to temping so not sure I’m doing it right! Unless my temps going to rise higher tomorrow 🤷🏼‍♀️

Bellesjp Thu 29-Apr-21 13:29:05

That was meant to say had a rise yesterday morning not a ride 😂🙈

A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 Thu 29-Apr-21 13:45:32

@Bellesjp temperature rises the day after ovulation. To prove ovulation you have need to have three days of temp rises. I can't read your chart very well, but I'd say that the temperatures are still quite low for post ovulation

A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 Thu 29-Apr-21 13:47:22

Here’s my chart so far this month for comparison. I don’t know if it helps, but I find it useful to see others

Bellesjp Thu 29-Apr-21 14:44:54

@A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 Thankyou that’s helpful, so hopefully mine might rise more tomorrow 🤞🏼

Bellesjp Sat 01-May-21 19:05:47

How everyone doing? I’ve still not really had a temp rise so maybe I didn’t ovulate after all 🙈 this is a weird long cycle I’m having as well, I’m cd22 now and had peak opk on cd19 & then again darker on cd22, could it be all the grapefruit juice?!

If any of you have peak opk for more than one day, would you expect ovulation 12-24 hours after 1st or 2nd day? Just wondering if there’s still time for a temp rise!?

Our smep is lacking a bit as we started too early,
Managed 2 days in a row after 2nd peak opk but did eod since day 8 😂 hopefully that was enough!!

xoJellyBean Sat 01-May-21 20:45:21

Heyyy can I join you ladies? I'm on month 3 of ttc #1, but been off my pill since October 2018. Thought we would try this as well as OPKs... af arrived day and expected to ovulated around 18th May 🥰

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