What does SMEP mean in pregnancy?
Once we had a better idea of my cycle, my husband and I started incorporating “Sperm Meets Egg Plan” (SMEP) into our trying-to-conceive (TTC) journey. It involves timed intercourse and ovulation tracking, specifically having intercourse every other day starting on the eighth day of my cycle.
What is a SMEP?
SMEP stands for Sperm Meets Egg Plan. It’s essentially a method of timing sex that gets the sperm where they need to be to meet the egg right when it drops.
How do you calculate your fertility score?
“How Fertile Am I?”
- Your age: 16-25 = 5 pts.
- Length of the menstrual cycle (from the start of one period to the next, not on hormonal contraception):
- Prior pregnancies:
- History of pelvic surgeries:
- Frequency of sexual intercourse:
- Mother’s age at menopause:
- History of sexually-transmitted disease:
What is the percentage of getting pregnant on the first try?
How Long Does It Take to Get Pregnant? With frequent unprotected sex, most healthy couples conceive within one year. Of all couples trying to conceive: 30 percent get pregnant within the first cycle (about one month).
How likely are you to get pregnant on peak ovulation?
In a cycle where ovulation occurs, recent estimates suggest the chances of conception are between 3% seven days before ovulation and 42% the day before ovulation. Estimates from other studies suggest peak chances of conception are a bit lower — closer to 38% according to some, or 20% according to others.
How long does it take for sperm to reach the cervix?
How long does it take sperm to reach the cervix? Within a few minutes of ejaculation, sperm will arrive at the cervix. Some women have been told to lay on their backs for 30 minutes to an hour after ejaculation to help the sperm reach the cervix, but that is not necessary.
Is 7.5 A good fertility score?
Any score of 7 or higher indicates that you are in your fertile window and have a chance of getting pregnant.
How do you calculate a woman’s egg count?
There are two good ways to measure egg count: an antral follicle count and an AMH (anti-Müllerian hormone) test. During an antral follicle count, a doctor uses ultrasound to count the visible follicles. Each follicle contains an immature egg that could potentially mature and ovulate.