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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can i get pregnant 4 days before ovulation?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: I will tell my patients that an act of intercourse can result in a pregnancy 5 days later.
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Ovulatory ties can very slightly and sperm can survive in the female genital tract for 72 hours.
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
No, but: The window for implantation is very narrow. The egg remains fertilizable for only 12 hours or so once released. However, one cannot not always be certain when ovulation actually occurs, so it is not reliable to rely on this knowlege to prevent pregancy.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can some one be pregnant 4 days after are ovulation?

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Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Conception : The egg with fertilize within the first day following ovulation. Implanation of the embryo into the uterus takes about 6 days.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you get pregnant days after you ovulate?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
No - you can't: After ovulation starst you have 10-24 hours to get pregnant. That's it.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Could i get pregnant 8 days before ovulation?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
This is not the best: Time to try. Aim for ovulation and include a few days before and after for best results.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you get pregnant 8 days after you ovulate?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That would not be: An ideal time to try to become pregnant. However, if you don't wish to become pregnant use protection every time you have sex.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Could you get pregnant 7 days before ovulating?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not very likely: It is not very likely to get pregnant with having sex 7 days prior to ovulation. The reason why it is possible is that even with regular periods sometimes a woman will ovulate earlier or later than expected. And sperm can live in the cervix for up to 5 days. It is better to use an effective form of birth control and not assume you are safe.

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