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How long does it take for the sperm to reach the egg?

(11 Posts)
LolliSweetiepie Tue 26-Jul-05 13:52:25

If anyone can tell me, I would be very grateful!

happymerryberries Tue 26-Jul-05 13:52:51

I have read three days?

Happy to be corrected

Eugenius Tue 26-Jul-05 13:53:37

they live for three days - so anytime in that span

Aragon Tue 26-Jul-05 13:55:19

OMG I thought it was 10. Bugger - am going to have to have sex more often than I thought then if I want number 2. TMI - sorry.

fastasleep Tue 26-Jul-05 13:57:19

I thought it was 3-5 days... no expert though you should 'do it' every 2-3 days for optimum results apparently lol, or if lazy get an ovulation predictor or chart your temperature etc... it's all a bit of a faff!

Eugenius Tue 26-Jul-05 13:59:36

you can always stand on you head too!

LolliSweetiepie Tue 26-Jul-05 13:59:49

thanks. has anyone used the poundland dipstick test? I read on the packet that it can be tested just four days after conceiving, I think?

Nbg Tue 26-Jul-05 14:04:57

I've heard Poundland tests are brilliant.

Aragon Tue 26-Jul-05 14:09:05

Wow - are they really only £1

LolliSweetiepie Tue 26-Jul-05 14:11:13

yup aragon! They are. And u just wee into something and dip the stick in, then leave for few mins. Its really so easy!

Rachey1969 Tue 26-Jul-05 15:24:42

BTW poundland tests are brilliant!

When I practised NFP I understood sperm could live at least 5 days in the right conditions (ie fertile 'egg white' cervical mucus) lurking in your tubes.

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