How long does sperm stay in the vagina?

My boyfriend and i are trying to conceive. We were wondering how long does sperm stay in the vagina after sex. We feel that trying to keep track of weather are not im ovulating is stressful. I do know that they say when you have a thicker discharge than normally its likely your ovulating. I can't tell because i produce a higher percentage of white blood cells which cause me to have a thick discharge.

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The sperm can live up to three days. And it is when your discharge is clear and thick like egg whites that you are ovulating. I also remember hearing that your body temp increases when you are ovulating.

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You can buy an ovulation test at a store, I used one to help me get pregnant and they do work. Good luck :)

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sorry it didn't print the first part of my comment, but you ovulate after you have your period so ovulation tests work great and you don't have to do them very long just start the 5 day of your period and by the 10-14 day your ovulating. :)

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My discharge is clear and thick at all times. I guess i'll try the ovulating test and monitor my temp. My period should begin on Aug. 2nd. if i''m not already pregnant. Then again i my still have to wait and get an hpt because with my first child i had a period for the first two months of my pregnancy. It wasn't hard at all to conceive and then again we were not trying either.

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It can actually last up to 7 days. Believe me I know that for a fact.

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Hmm.... I think it is different for women. My sister and I have both gotten pregnant right after we had our periods! Crazy! :)

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Wow, so you had your period twice? I am very fertile and anytime we arent careful, I have always gotten prego. I have always gotten prego the day after my period! But just recently we were not careful at all and did the deed the day before I started my period, and so I had a really light, light period, then did it again when I was finished with my period. Now I am already feeling weird, does that sound crazy that I could already feel different??

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WOW!!! Thats really great your fertile. I started felling weird then i got my cycle too. Is that crazy or what?

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Yeah I know, I am not sure when to take a test. I am a little nervous! Last May 06 I had a blighted ovum which means pretty much the egg didnt get fertilized but everything else kept growing. It was sad but I know it happened for a reason! (timeing) So anyhow, when is AF supposed to start for you? Are you trying to conceive? My husband and I are in total agreement but I want another baby!

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Not wanting to sound silly, but what is an AF? Yes we are trying to conceive. He and i are at an agreement on this. Maybe we are wanting this to bad. I can say it is mentally overwelming and that can play a major roll in conceiveing. Do we need to get a nice glass of wine and just relax? Cause its like everytime we are together the moment is devoted to conceiveing.

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My husband and I tried for over a year to conceive. I know exactly what you mean about every time you are together being only devoted to getting pregnant. I recently found out that I am pregnant, and it was after my husband and I decided to stop trying because it was getting emotionally exhausting for me... But now I am pregnant, due in February, and, oh yeah, I'm expecting triplets... Just relax and maybe ask your dr about getting some tests done to make sure everything is normal... Good luck and remember, HAVE FUN!!!

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Well lastnight I must say we got together and we just let things happen not even thinking or saying anything about a baby. It felt good to be in the moment for just us. We both were relaxed and really took our time. WE HAD FUN!!! Never know only time will tell!!! It maybe on our minds, but we're just not going to talk about it until it happens.

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Triplets! Congrats! That is so crazy that you finally decided to give up trying and now you're going to have 3 little babies to love! I'm worried about it taking up to a year to get pregnant. We are only on month 3 and I'm already pretty drained. Any advice for how to cope?

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The only thing I can say is try not to make this your entire life, you will just drain yourself emotionally. I think it was a little easier for me to cope bc I already have a 2 year old son and he keeps me pretty busy. 3 months is nothing! lol Just have fun and try not to put too much pressure on your partner to perform, I'm sure he's feeling the stress as well. If after 6 months, you still have had no luck, maybe you should go to the doctor just to get tested to make sure you don't have any blocked tubes and to make sure his "love juice" is at top performance levels. I did do that and found out that I had some scar tissue from my first delivery bc my son was so big. Just keep your head up and keep trying, thats the fun part!

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