SMEP Step by Step

Here is your to-do list for the Sperm Meets Egg Plan (SMEP). You should decide to try SMEP within the first week of a new cycle. To get started, you may want to buy a nice calendar or print a calendar page from the internet. The first week of your cycle you will relax and get prepared. After that, it’s go time!

Cycle days 1-7

  • CD1 is your first day of full flow
  • Stock up on Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs)
  • Stock up on Pregnancy Tests
  • Mark start dates on your calendar:
    • CD8 = BD (“Baby Dance”/have intercourse/”try”) every other day until you receive a positive OPK (+OPK)
    • CD10 daily OPK tests

Cycle day 8

  • BD, and plan to BD every other day until +OPK

Cycle day 10

  • Start daily OPK testing until OPK turns positive

+OPK day

  • BD today, tomorrow, and the next day.
  • Skip a day and BD one more time.
  • Mark test day on your calendar: +OPK day + 15 = test day
  • If OPK never turns positive, BD every other day until your period (AF or “Aunt Flo/Flow”) arrives or until CD35

Test day (or CD35)

  • If AF has not arrived, take a home pregnancy test
  • First morning urine (FMU) does not always yield the best results, you may wish to try with your second morning urine (SMU) or an afternoon test after a 3-4 hour hold (no liquids)
  • Got a BFP (big fat positive)? Share your success story!