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help quick- have i missed this month quick i may still have tonight

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whitebeachesandcoconutoil Tue 04-Nov-08 13:21:23

i did opk stick on sunday and it was positive [i think] and so bd
yesterday had a really mad day and night lo got a bad cold and first day a t preschool aand loads of other stuff you know how it is and so yesterday never tested or bd [we were both too knackered and fell asleepblush.
what i want to know is if we bd tonight [will be very late as dh won't get in til prob about midnight] is it too late?
please answer if you read this
by the way did a stick today and it said negative

whitebeachesandcoconutoil Tue 04-Nov-08 13:53:33

please anyone??????

SquidgyBrain Tue 04-Nov-08 14:05:27

I think you are probably too late

got this information off the internet. But the upside is you did manage the deed on Sunday when you Ovulated

When is the best time to have intercourse in order to get pregnant?

Wilcox had also performed previous work in 1995 (2) which demonstrated that pregnancy only occurs if intercourse occurs within the 6 days prior to and including ovulation. Intercourse after the day of ovulation does not result in pregnancy. The probability of conception ranged from 10% when intercourse occurred five days before ovulation to 33% when it occurred on the day of ovulation itself.

This is the data that suggests the best timing of intercourse in order to conceive is day 10, 12, 14 and 16 (in case of late ovulation) of a 28 day cycle or days -4, -2, 0, +2 in relation to expected ovulation in the case of cycles different than 28 days.

whitebeachesandcoconutoil Tue 04-Nov-08 14:23:44

ah thanks squidgybrain ces't la vie!
my own fault.sad

MrsHappy Tue 04-Nov-08 14:41:25

I agree that you are probably too late.

BUT there are a couple of things that you need to know about using OPKs.

Firstly it is possible to have more than one LH surge and therefore you might not yet have ovulated. It's best to keep having regular sex through your cycle.

Secondly when you get a positive OPK, you are likely to ovulate within 48 hours of the first positive. Once you get a negative again this does not mean that you have ovulated. It means that your LH surge has gone. The LH surge triggers ovulation and preceeds it.

Since the best time to have sex is the couple of days before ovulation and the day ov ovulation itself, it makes sense to have sex for each of the 3 days following a positive OPK and then regularly for the rest of your cycle.


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