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A 20-year-old female asked:

do taking ovulation home tests, such as first response actually help a women in conceiving a pregnancy?

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Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Ovulation: Women with regular cycles, have a surge in lh hormone levels that matures and ovulates (releases) the egg 24 - 48 hours later. This is the time you can get pregnant. If you have intercourse after 2-3 days ovulation, the chance of conceiving is far less but not zero. After 5 days, the chance is < 1% unless ovulation occurred later than you anticipated.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

So women can only get pregnant when there ovulating?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes and no: Conception can only occur if the women ovulates and is more likely to occur if intercourse occurs closer to the time of ovulation. However, a women that has sex one time six days before ovulation has about a 3 out of 1000 chance of conceiving. Her chances are about 1 out of 10 if she has sex near the time she ovulates. By about 24 hours after ovulation it is too late to have sex and conceive.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Ovulate?...Do women ovulate while pregnant?

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Yes but rare: Women could ovulate while pregnant
A 22-year-old female asked:

What are the odds/chances/percentage of a woman not ovulating but still gets a period? I was irregular for years.Now i'm normal but can't get pregnant

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Dr. Donald Alves
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Common: Many women menstruate but do not ovulate. It is often from hormone level issues. Should discuss with your gyn regarding fertility testing to check hormone levels as "simple" place to start.
A 49-year-old member asked:

After completing a pack and then stopping, how long will a woman begin ovulating once again and be able to get pregnant?

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Dr. Steven Anderson
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends : Depends on multiple factors. Age, general health, length of time taking pills, etc. I've had patients become pregnant 2 weeks after stopping pill. Others take many months. Everything being equal 4to6 months.
Wilmington, DE
A 49-year-old male asked:

Is it possible for a woman to get pregnant after her ovulation?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
12 hours: A mature egg may be fertilizable for about 12 hrs after ovulation. After that an egg is unlikely to fertile.

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