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A 22-year-old female asked:

can i get pregnant a day after ovulation?

8 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Ovulation: Yes, of course. It is less likely than the day before ovulation, but sperm inside the vagina can cause pregnancy.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
You could have sex once, six days before ovulation and have a 3 in 1000 chance of conceiving, because the sperm can be viable and effective for that long - as Dr. Killian noted.
Feb 5, 2014
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possible: The egg is receptive to fertilization for about 24 hours after ovulation. So, one could possibly conceive the day after ovulation.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Provided original answer
You could also have sex once, six days before ovulation and have a 3 in 1000 chance of conceiving, because the sperm can be viable and effective for that long.
Feb 5, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: That would be a good time to try if you want to become pregnant.
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Ovulation means the egg is around for a few days. It is certainly possible to get pregnant a day after ovulation.
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: If you had sex 1-3 days before you ovulated there is still a chance of conception. Research shows that sperm can survive up to 72 hours (1-3days)
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Yes u can , and u could get pregnant if you have intercourse 3 days before or 2 days after as the sperm can live for 3 days and the egg can live 2 days.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Fertility: Yes. Of course.
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: you can

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Period cramps 4 days after ovulation. Could this indicate pregnancy?

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Not likely: Cramping around ovulation is very common. It is called mittelsmertz. This would not indicate pregnancy because it is too early. Conception occurs after ovulation and a pregnancy can not be detected for about 7-10 days after that.
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Can you get pregnant the day after ovulation still experiencing ovulation cramps?

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Yes you can: Yes you can that is the most likely time to get pregnant around ovulation.
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If I have intercourse the day before the day of an the day after ovulation can I get pregnant?

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Excellent timing.: There is about a 20 to 25% chance of pregnancy. Good luck.
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