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Hi there, I posted this in the "TTC over 40" forum but I thought I would also post it here since some of you expecting mothers might have had experience with this.  So here goes.
I am getting daily blood work with my fertility specialist from CD 9 through to the day after I ovulate (usually CD 15).
We always BD almost every day starting CD 8 through to 3 days after my LH surge.
HOWEVER, this time was different :(   My blood work should I had my LH surge yesterday morning (I always find out the results the day after my blood work when I go in for the next day's blood work).  Well, we did not BD last night - DARNIT!!!  We BD all the days before and we will BD tonight and onward.  But we missed BD'ing the night of my LH surge.  I'm kicking myself but I just was not feeling well (had a migraine).
I'm just looking for opinions on if we missed the boat :( :(  

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229760 tn?1291467870
Stop beating yourself up! The good news is you had plenty of sperm ready to meet your egg! That is awesome! The bad news is your beating yourself up so...STOP!!

Good luck I hope this is your month!
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419158 tn?1316571604
You have a great chance. Sperm can live for up to 4 days (I think, please dont qoute me). They say its better to BD every other day so that the quanity of sperm is higher anyways. Best of luck!! Hope you get your BFP soon!!!
And as Rachel said..........STOP beating yourself up:~)
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377493 tn?1356502149
With my son I pretty sure I know when I ovulated although I wasn't really tracking.  We weren't really trying that month as I had just had a miscarriage and had not yet had a regular cycle.  We BD'ed about 4-5 days prior to ovulation and I still got pregnant.  It was the lucky one as well because it stuck for us!  That sperm managed to live 5 days.  

The other thing to keep in mind is that you do not ovulate the same time as your LH surge.  The average is anywhere from 12-72 hours afterward, with the average being about 36 hours (if I remember correctly).  So BDing tonight and tomorrow is a good idea.  But honestly, missing one day shouldn't cause any problems and you probably have just as good a chance this cycle as any other.  Good luck, hope we are reading about your BFP in a few weeks!!!
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