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Doctor insights on: Can A Woman Get Pregnant During Her Non Ovulating Days

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is during or around ovulation the only time a female can get pregnant?

Is during or around ovulation the only time a female can get pregnant?

Yes: Pregnancy occurs when the sperm meets the egg and fertilizes it in the fallopian tubes. Ovulation is the porcess by which a woman releases an egg. Therefore, an egg must be released for pregnancy to occur. Ovulation occurs usually around day 10-17 of the menstrual cycle, with day 1 being the day you get your period. ...Read more

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How many days before ovulation can woman get pregnant?

How many days before ovulation can woman get pregnant?

Ovulation: Is when the egg is released and that is the time a person can get pregnant. Ovulation occurs about 14 days before the next period is due to start. ...Read more

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Can a woman just get pregnant 3 days before and 3 days after her ovulation?

Can a woman just get pregnant 3 days before and 3 days after her ovulation?

No: These are days that she would be less likely to become pregnant. She should focus on the day prior, the day after or the day of ovulation if she wishes to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it better to get pregnant a day or two before ovulation or on the day of ovulation? Also can a woman get pregnant 1 day after she ovulates?

Is it better to get pregnant a day or two before ovulation or on the day of ovulation? Also can a woman get pregnant 1 day after she ovulates?

It doesn't matter: It doesn't matter is you get pregnant on the day of ovulation, day or two before or after.
It is possible to get pregnant 1 day after ovulation. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant 1 day after ovulation?

Can a woman get pregnant 1 day after ovulation?

Probably not: The human egg is fertilizable only for 24 hrs after ovulation. It degrades after that time and is not able to be fertilized. The point is you probably don't know exactly when you ovulated, and there is a chance of unwanted pregnancy if you have sex after ovulation without contraception. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant if she has sex a week before ovulation?

Can a woman get pregnant if she has sex a week before ovulation?

Possibly: If she really desires to be pregnant then timing sex to begin starting a few days before ovulation is a good idea. If she doesn't want to be pregnant she should use protection at all times. Take care. ...Read more

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

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

12 hours: A mature egg may be fertilizable for about 12 hrs after ovulation. After that an egg is unlikely to fertile. ...Read more

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Do woman get pregnant on the second say of fertilizing and / or ovulation day?

No: Ovulation occurs over a few hours and the egg can only be fertilized for 12 to 24 hours. Sperm has to be waiting in the reproductive tract prior to ovulation for conception to occur. ...Read more

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Is it only possible to get pregnant during the time of ovulation? And does ovulation last for only 5 days approximately?

Is it only possible to get pregnant during the time of ovulation? And does ovulation last for only 5 days approximately?

Ovulation is needed: Ovulation which is simply the release of an egg from your ovary, is needed for fertilization to occur in your tube and for pregnancy to begin. Your "fertile period" which is the time in your cycle when you are most likely to get pregnant if you have frequent sexual-genital intercourse with a fertile man, beginning about 1 day before you ovulate and extending to 2 to 3 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant during the high fertilty days before u ovulation?

Can u get pregnant during the high fertilty days before u ovulation?

Yes: Sperm can live in the glands within the cervix for up to 72 hours. These same sperm could fertilize an egg that has yet to be released from the ovary. ...Read more

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Hi! Is it possible for a woman to get pregnant one day after ovulation?

Hi! Is it possible for a woman to get pregnant one day after ovulation?

Yes: You can even be sexually active up to two days prior to ovulation and still conceive. It is far less likely, but possible for enough viable semen to last up to 48 hours to have fertilization to take place. ...Read more

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Can precum get a woman pregnant a week after ovulation?

Can precum get a woman pregnant a week after ovulation?

Doubtul: Although it is possible to get pregnant with the pre-ejaculate, it is highly unlikely that a pregnancy will occur at 1 week after ovuation ...Read more

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Why during my ovulation days I get pregnancy symptoms almost every month is the same thing but I end up not getting pregnant is that normal?

Why during my ovulation days I get pregnancy symptoms almost every month is the same thing but I end up not getting pregnant is that normal?

No Pregnancy Symptom: I think this is that you are very much misinformed. There are no specific pregnancy symptoms. There are hormone fluctuation symptoms that are hard to distinguish between period symptoms and times of hormonal fluctuation. Ovulation occurs because of hormone fluctuation. These are normal symptoms and do not in any way represent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I get a positive pregnancy test at 12 days after sex during ovulation?

Yes,,: Likely the optimum time is about one week after your period which is about 10-12 days after ovulation depending on the individual, so if it's done then, then an accurate positive result is highly likely. Good luck. ...Read more

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I read online that a small percentage (10-15%) of women can get a positive pregnancy test 1-2 days past ovulation. Possible? Impossible?

I read online that a small percentage (10-15%) of women can get a positive pregnancy test 1-2 days past ovulation. Possible? Impossible?

Pregnancy: Impossible. To test positive the egg has to be impregnated. It then has to travel through the fallopian tubes into the uterus. It then has to land on the wall of the uterus and begin to grow. It then has to grow to a certain size to be creating and leaking HCG hormone so that the mother's blood supply can pick it up and thus then be testable. The body does not know a pregnancy has occurred. ...Read more

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If I had unprotected sex during ovulation, can I take a pregnancy test in five days? Since it is possible to get pregnant the same day of ovulating?

If I had unprotected sex during ovulation, can I take a pregnancy test in five days? Since it is possible to get pregnant the same day of ovulating?

Too soon to test.: It's probably too soon to test. Check the directions on the pregnancy test kit and follow the directions exactly. Make sure kit has not expired. And if you have not been in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship, it is not too early to get checked for sexually transmitted diseases, so do that while you wait. ...Read more

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Had sex during my fertile days and missed my pill on my ovulation day, can I get pregnant?

Had sex during my fertile days and missed my pill on my ovulation day, can I get pregnant?

Slim chance but poss: There is a slim chance but it is always possible if you did not double up on your pills as needed. ...Read more

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Can a woman fall pregnant if she had sex during ovulation and takes a morning after pill immediately after sex?

Can a woman fall pregnant if she had sex during ovulation and takes a morning after pill immediately after sex?

Pregnancy risk: Emergency Contraception such as Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. So there is still a chance. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get pregnant for 2 months now. We've tried the calendar method. We've been having sex during my ovulation and my fertile days. Is this normal? What should I do?

I'm trying to get pregnant for 2 months now. We've tried the calendar method. We've been having sex during my ovulation and my fertile days. Is this normal? What should I do?

Patience: It can take up to 18 months for a normal couple to achieve a conception. Be patient, continue what you are doing (having sex at around the time of ovulation) and if not already taking vitamins with folate (folic acid) - then start now. Good luck. ...Read more

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After 35 and before 40 what percent chance does a woman have at getting pregnant each month during ovulation? Assume all numbers and uterus are good. 

After 35 and before 40 what percent chance does a woman have at getting pregnant each month during ovulation? Assume all numbers and uterus are good. 

3%-10% on average: Monthly fecundity rates decline strongly with age. Beyond that statement, there is no database or registry of natural conception that would allow quoting statistics, but a rough approximation is that a 35 year-old will conceive on average 1 in 10 ovulations (10% of the time), and a 40 year old 1 out of 30 (3%). ...Read more

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Can you only get pregnant during ovulation?

Yes: Pregnancy only happens after the ovary releases an egg, which is ovulation. The sperm then have about 24 hours to fertilize the egg. However, since sperm can survive up to 6 days, then intercourse up to 6 days prior to ovulation can result in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

Abstain: Lots of choices! 1) no sex, 2) barrier method diaphragm/condoms, 3) birth control pills, 4) long-acting contraception iud, Depo-Provera shot, 5) permanent setrilization vasectomy/tubal ligation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you only get pregnant during your ovulation time?

Plus or minus: The sperm typical can live for 3 days. There are reports of sperm living up to 7 days. So there is a window of 6 to 14 days during which pregnancy is possible. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant only during ovulation or anytime of the month?

Can you get pregnant only during ovulation or anytime of the month?

Any time: While pregnancy is most likely, during the time of your ovulating, if you're having regular, unprotected sex, sperm and a could result in fertilization, and pregnancy during any point ...Read more

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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