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If i have sexual intcourse 3 days before ovulation could i get pregnant ?

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Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes, it is possible - the sperm usually lives for 72 hours in the female genital tract.

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What is the percentage chance of getting pregnant 3 days before ovulation?

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Can i get pregnant after 3 days of ovulation.. And no fluid coming out

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Dr. Jose Abreu
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Yes: Sperm usually lives for 24-48 hrs but sometimes as long as a week. You could also be late with ovulation. I recommend to wait for unprotective sex for a week after ovulation.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

How much of a percentage is it of getting pregnant 3 days before ovulation ?

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Dr. Michael Fox
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Less than 1/2: I assume you have only had intercourse the one time 3 days before ovulation and not after that. Based on that the pregnancy rate is probably 10% or so, with normal cycle preg rates = 25%. Good luck.
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Can you get pregnant 3 days before fertile period & 8 days before ovulation ?

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Having sexual: intercourse three days prior to ovulation would increase odds of becoming pregnant. Chances are much lower if you have sexual intercourse 8 days prior to ovulation. Take care.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

What's the chance of getting pregnant 2-3 days after your supposed ovulation day?

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Dr. Aaron Staley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
10-15%: For a normal couple, the chances of achieving pregnancy each month spontaneously is around 10-15%.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
If you only had sex 2 -3 days after ovulation - you probably won't conceive that cycle. The egg has only about 24 hours to be fertilized after ovulation.
Mar 25, 2013
Last updated Sep 12, 2013
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