How Many Lesbians Does it Take?

Timing is everything, at least when it comes to baby making with frozen sprem (as we call it)

Wifey and I have been attempting to solve a word problem. You know, those ones you hated in 5th and 6th grade. You’d start reading it and by the time you got to the end you realized that you were paying more attention to what would happen to the passengers on the train, and where they were going, than the numbers you were supposed to be paying attention to. If any of you were elementary school math whizzes or have children that are here goes:

If the egg lives for about 6-10 hours after it is released, also know as ovulation. (The egg travels very very slowly down the fallopian tube. You might now even call it traveling, it’s more like meandering and being pushed along by the tiny silica.)

And the sprem can live for about 24 hours in fertile cervical fluid. And it takes the sprem an average of 10 hours to travel through the cervix, uterus and then finally meeting the egg in the fallopian tube. When they travel approximately 1/10 of an inch a minute,  after being turned into sprem jigglers for 20 minutes.  (not 100% certain that this happens with the frozen sprem, but we’ll err on the side of caution and say they do). 

And I am 86.5% sure that I ovulate between 18-24 hours after an LH surge. 

What time should we inseminate after the LH surge? 

We are thinking 12 hours.

Remember to show your work. We all know the smart kids that say they do their math in their head are just lying cheaters.*

Thanks and good luck, your future and our future gayby’s life depends on this.

*I might be harboring a little resentment over my elementary education here. I hated showing my work because it made my paper look messy and thus had to re-do my homework all the time.

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4 thoughts on “How Many Lesbians Does it Take?

  1. That is quite the equation! 12 hours seems like solid math, but I was always more of a humanities person…

    Good luck!

  2. pepibebe says:

    Sorry to potentially mess with your equation, but sperm can live for way longer than 24 hours. Wih both of my pregnancies I got pregnant on the times we inseminated 2-3 days prior to ovulation. I’ve used the ‘guide to lesbian pregnancy’ as my bible on this stuff, from memory it’s written by two Maia clinic fertility experts (don’t quite me on that as its 11.40pm and I’m not gettin out of bed to go check). They say one of the main things that people get wrong is the timing and that it’s way better to have the sperm in there waiting for the egg to be released….

  3. twomoms2be says:

    We took a trigger, so we cheated a little. Your math sounds pretty good to me, as you are erring on the side of caution. After we triggered, I got my IUI at 33 hours… I was feeling O pains right before I went in. Trigger made me happy about that… took the guess work out. Only prob now is that at only 3 and 4 DPO I am having pregnancy symptoms AND I can’t even test until day 14 because of the hCG already surging through my body. If you are willing to take a trigger, despite this, it would really take the guess work out about timing. We’ll see how it goes for me though…

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