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Potwin, KS
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!
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Unlikely but possibl: Under very very ideal situation sperms may live in the vagina and cervix up to 7 days.So while it is possible to get pregnant if you ovulate a week after the intercourse it is unlikely as there has to be many positive factors for sperm to survive beyond 5 days

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Help for getting pregnant, besides ovulation calculation. Its been 4 years and nothing is working for us. Is there anything we can try to do before dr?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
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I don't suggest it: If someone is not pregnant after 4 years of trying, there's likely one huge problem or several problems adding up to a big problem. I strongly suggest seeing a board certified reproductive endocrinologist (re) who is best qualified to test both of you to find out what your issue is or issues are and what needs to be done to most properly address your underlying issue(s). Get thee to an re asap!
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What is an ovulation period and what does that have to do with getting pregnant?

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Besides tracking ovulation what are things that i can do to help make getting pregnant easier?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Regular intercourse.: Maintain a healthy weight for your height, do not smoke, minimize stress, get plenty of sleep (8-9 hours daily), adhere to a balanced diet, take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, stop all contraceptives, have regular vaginal intercourse at least 3 times weekly for at least 6 months. Best of luck!
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A 18-year-old female asked:

17 year olds chances of getting pregnant during ovulation window?

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A 24-year-old female asked:

What are the chances of me getting pregnant when ovulating but he pulls out?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not clear: Failure rate of the withdrawal method (pull-out method) is 15-30%; averaging about 25% (1 in 4). However, I am not aware of any studies evaluating it during ovulation; i suspect it might be higher. While the withdrawal method may be successful with the right partner, it takes a responsible couple to utilize this method to make it an effective choice. Consider avoiding sex while ovulating also.

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