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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can you get pregnant a week before you ovulate?

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Aside from assisted reproductive technologies (ART), ovulation is required for fertilization/conception and subsequent pregnancy. However, be mindful that the timing of ovulation can sometimes fluctuate. So, it's not always easy to predict the precise timing of this event.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Could i get pregnant one week after ovulation?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
V'ing: The further you move away from your ovulation day - the less the chances. You are likely to be the most fertile the day of, day before and day after ovulation. However, never say never. If you are not ready for pregnancy it is prudent to use some form of birth control for every sexual act (vaginal intercourse).
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A 28-year-old female asked:

What is the probability of getting pregnant a week before ovulation?

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Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It depends: on how absolutely regular your ovulation day is, and how long your partner's sperm stays viable in your uterus/tubes. Usually the max time sperm can live is 7 days, and it usually is only viable to fertilize an egg for 72 hours. But if you ovulated a few days early, and your partner has very "resilient" sperm, it's possible!
A 19-year-old female asked:

Can I get pregnant a week if he ejaculates in me a week after ovulation?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About ovulation...: Women can get pregnant a week after when they think they ovulated, or a week after when they expected they would ovulate, but NOT a week after an actual ovulation. That's because a woman may ovulate later than when she thought she would ovulate, or later than her expected ovulation date. Her question then is, "How do I know the exact day I actually ovulated?"
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can i get pregnant in a week after ovulation expected but late?

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Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not likely: Normally, fertilization takes place within 1-2 days of ovulation and will be increasingly unlikely thereafter.
A 17-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant one week after ovulation?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: The egg is receptive for about 24 hours after ovulation. If conception does not occur in that time, it will not occur that cycle.

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