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Did anyone conceive after dtd a few days before ovulation?

(20 Posts)
louisianablue2000 Sun 16-Jun-13 01:18:33

I never bothered testing to find out when I ovulated, but every time (3dc) despite having accurate dates the 12 week scan put the due date forward by about a week suggesting I conceived early in my cycle. In fact with DD2 we only had sex once that month, on the last day of my period.

Cheffie100 Sun 16-Jun-13 01:03:04

Yes 38 + 2

alicebear Sat 15-Jun-13 21:28:39

Yes - 3 times. Gd luck!

3boys3dogshelp Sat 15-Jun-13 20:33:10

That is the theory behind shettle's method - I am proof that it is far from 100% accurate (see name!!). However I feel blessed to be mum of soon to be 3 boys, always preferred blue to pink anyway!!

onceipopicantstop Sat 15-Jun-13 20:09:18

This is all sounding good! DH left early yesterday, but I had a positive OPK in the morning and have had a lot of what I think are ovulation pains today. So.....fingers crossed smile

Fakebook Sat 15-Jun-13 11:11:41

I definitely conceived a week before ovulation, or the sperm hung around a few days until the egg came down or something! This is why I think I'm having a girl.

Stixswhichtwizzle Sat 15-Jun-13 10:05:50

Yep! DTD once 3 days pre-ov. and not again until after. I now have a 9 month old.

COCKadoodledooo Sat 15-Jun-13 09:33:51

Me too. Ds2 was apparently conceived when dh was in Finland. (dtd Saturday, dh left Sunday and I ovulated on Tuesday).

Iwish Fri 14-Jun-13 07:41:34


Iwish Fri 14-Jun-13 07:40:04

We dts on a Wednesday and I OVd on the Friday xx

lucidlady Fri 14-Jun-13 07:28:31

Me too - DTD the week before ovulation and am now 5+3.

Shattereddreams Fri 14-Jun-13 07:12:30

Yes we dtd on day 7, having finished my period on day 5.
I have shorter cycles so wouldn't have expected to ovulate till day 11.

I am sure that in this scenario, it can often be a girl as the boy sperm die off quicker, leaving the lady sperm to find the egg.

onceipopicantstop Fri 14-Jun-13 07:08:11

Thanks everyone, that's really encouraging! Fingers crossed for some strong and patient little swimmers!! grin

BabyRuSh Fri 14-Jun-13 06:49:43

Yup definitely. Conceied at day 9 of my cycle both times. And only dtd once both times too!

dopeysheep Fri 14-Jun-13 06:39:26

Yes. I think it's more likely if there is already sperm at the station to meet the incoming train that thry won't miss each other.
In fact I think ( and have no scientific basis for this whatsoever) that if the little guys are waiting then the egg might get rolling a bit early to meet them.
Good luck!

fanjodisfunction Fri 14-Jun-13 06:22:58

I did, well we dtd then the next day I fell ill with the flu for the week, I was suppose to ovulate that week. I thought I had missed the window, but I'm now 20 weeks pg.

cupcake78 Fri 14-Jun-13 04:56:26

Yes I did, 38+2 now.

3boys3dogshelp Thu 13-Jun-13 22:53:26

Me! It was definitely 4 days before ovulation and I'm 23 weeks pregnant now :-) good luck there is hope for you yet!

roofio87 Thu 13-Jun-13 22:32:37

I thought I knew when I was ovulating/when I had conceived, but it was actually 4 days earlier according to all scans so far!! I never did any ov sticks or anything so I was just guessing really anyway!! hope it goes well for you, I'm sure you'll hit the right time soon!!

onceipopicantstop Thu 13-Jun-13 22:11:13

Sorry title may be a bit confusing! Just after some positive vibes really. TTC dc2 but dh travels a lot with work and his company seem to be conspiring to have him out of the country during my ovulation period! This is the third month in a row! Grrrr! He's away again from tomorrow but I don't think I will be ovulating until Sunday/Monday. I know sperm is supposed to live for 5 days or so making it possible to conceive several days later but just wondered if this had actually happened for any mumsnetters??

Hope that makes sense!!

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