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A 39-year-old female asked:

Perid started 8/19 cycle is 24 days long when is best time to try to conceive this month? when will i be fertile or ovulate?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Ovulate 2wks b4 mens: Ovulation occurs 2 weeks prior to menses. If egg isn't fertilized, then you shed your uterine lining as your monthly period. However, we count day 1 as 1st day of menses so ovulation will likely occur around day 10. Best time to attempt conception is from a few days before to a few days after. Be sure to start prenatal vitamins now to minimize risk for neural tube defect.
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