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If I had unprotected sex 2-3 days before ovulation, can I get pregnant? What are the chances of getting pregnant?

If I had unprotected sex 2-3 days before ovulation, can I get pregnant? What are the chances of getting pregnant?

Absolutely: Sperm can survive for about 3 days in the female reproductive system, so timing is perfect for fertilization. Estimates from single event during fertile period, but most I've read range 20-33% likelihood of conception. When period due, check home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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A friend of mine is trying to get pregnant she had sex 10/4,10/6,10/7 her ovulation day was the eighth did she miss her chance of getting pregnant?

A friend of mine is trying to get pregnant she had sex 10/4,10/6,10/7 her ovulation day was the eighth did she miss her chance of getting pregnant?

No: Having sex on the 3 days before ovulation is a good way to get pregnant. That's how people usually get pregnant. No need to think about it now, but if the next normal, regular period does not come (is a week late), then one can do a urine pregnancy test at that time to see if there is a baby on the way. Urine pregnancy tests are sold everywhere. ...Read more

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Had intercourse on ovulation night on the 7th can't get the morning after pill until the 11th what are my chances of not getting pregnant?

Had intercourse on ovulation night on the 7th can't get the morning after pill until the 11th what are my chances of not getting pregnant?

~85% chance it works: Some thoughts... Consider taking a morning-after pill as soon as possible, because the sooner the better. If no normal regular period comes in a couple of weeks, one can consider checking a urine pregnancy test. If having sex and not on a birth control pill or other reliable method, then a woman should always carry condoms wherever she goes (that means keeping them in her purse, pocket, etc...). ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant 5 days before ovulation?

What are the chances of getting pregnant  5 days before ovulation?

Fair: Unprotected intercourse 5 days before ovulation is a little early but still 'at-risk' for conception. ...Read more

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Whats the chances of getting pregnant 4 days before ovulation and on my ovulation day?

Whats the chances of getting pregnant 4 days before ovulation and on my ovulation day?

Ovulation: time is always the highest chance, starting a few days before is effective. Once ovulation is over you're done for the cycle. For normal young couples the chance is roughly 20% per cycle, it gets lower the older you get. Good wishes. ...Read more

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On ovulation week starting today ! sex on 9 th 10th 12th days what are the chances of getting pregnant?

On ovulation week starting today ! sex on 9 th 10th 12th days what are the chances of getting pregnant?

Ovulation and pregn: If everything is completely normal, and sex partner is completely normal and sperm is deposited into your vagina, i would say you have a good chance of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant the day of ovulation or a day later if the male ejactulated inside?

15 to 20%: Intercourse prior to ovulation, if everything else is normal, gives a 15 to 20% chance of conception. Intercourse the day after ovulation gives almost no chance of conception. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more


Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more