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Can you conceive when you're not ovulating? or ovulation must occur?

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Dr. John Gordon
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Gotta Ovulate: In order to conceive you must ovulate (release an egg from the ovary). But even if you have very irregular cycles then you may be ovulating unpredictably. Seeing an md to determine why you are irregular is appropriate.

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A 23-year-old male asked:

Can a female conceive even when ovulation don't occur?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No: Only if ovulations do occur. The one exception to this is pregnancy resulting from ivf with donated eggs.
A 33-year-old female asked:

What is the most days before ovulation that sex can occur to likely conceive?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
1to3 days: Sperm can potentially survive in the cervical mucus between 24 to 72 hours optimally.

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