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Can you get pregnant from having sex 5 days before ouvlation?

Can you get pregnant from having sex 5 days before ouvlation?

Sperm life span: Sperm ejaculated into a woman's vagina can live in a woman's reproductive tract for up to five days or perhaps even longer. Fertilization is possible as long as the sperm remain alive. Sperm ejaculated outside the body may survive only minutes to a few hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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I had unprotected sex in my ovulation day and i took plan b 5 min after the intercourse can i still get pregnant?

I had unprotected sex in my ovulation day and i took  plan b 5 min after the intercourse  can i still  get pregnant?

Possible, unlikely: It's still possible but very unlikely for you to become pregnant with proper use of Plan B. A fertile woman who has unprotected intercourse around the time of ovulation has on average an 8% chance of pregnancy. With Plan B onestep used correctly, that chance is reduced to just under 1%. In theory, this risk is reduced further the sooner the therapy is taken after intercourse. ...Read more

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If my possible ovulation was between may 8-13 is it possible to get pregnant by having sexual intercourse by having sex on April 30th?

If my possible ovulation was between may 8-13 is it possible to get pregnant by having sexual intercourse by having sex on April 30th?

Unlikely: The egg survives for about 24 hours after ovulation. Sperm may survive for 5- 7 days in the female reproductive tract. Given the the timings you give it would be unlikely. ...Read more

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If i want to get pregnant is it better to have intercourse same day of ovulation or 2 days before?

If i want to get pregnant is it better to have intercourse same day of ovulation or 2 days before?

Definately: Before, after ovulation egg will survive 12-24 hours, sperm lives 5-7 days. It's a long journey through your reproductive system, intercourse the day of ovulation not likely to work. Have intercourse 4 days prior and 2 days prior, consider three days prior as well for good luck if it doesn't hurt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...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