Before I was diagnosed with PCOS my husband and I decided to give the Sperm Meets Egg Plan (SMEP) a shot. Everything was going well but by cycle day 52 we were exhausted! I still think it’s a good idea and fully plan to give it another run once I get my cycle length under control.
By following this method you are literally making sure that the sperm and the egg have every opportunity to meet each cycle. SMEP relies on ovulation awareness and intercourse timing for success. This can make it difficult for someone with PCOS, however, if you are ovulating (whether on your own or with help) and can pin point the timing you should be good to go!
Sperm Meets Egg Plan
Cycle Days 1-7
- Stock up on Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) and Pregnancy Tests.
- Keep track of your start dates.
Cycle Day 8
- Baby dance! And plan to do so every other day until you a positive OPK.
Cycle Day 10
- Start daily OPK testing and continue to do so until you get a positive one.
On Positive OPK Day
- Baby dance today, tomorrow, and the next day.
- Skip a day and baby dance one more time.
- Mark pregnancy test day on your calendar! Positive OPK day + 15 days = test day.
- If OPK never turns positive, continue to baby dance every other day until Aunt Flo arrives or cycle day 35.
Test Day or Cycle Day 35
- If Aunt Flo has not arrived take a home pregnancy test!
If you don’t get your BFP the first go around, keep your head up and give it another try!
Click here to read more about the SMEP method.
Has anyone tried this? What did you think?