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Can you only get pregnant during ovulation?

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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Can you only get pregnant during your ovulation time?

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 precum get you pregnant during ovulation?

Can precum get you pregnant during ovulation?

Potentially yes: Most studies have shown low levels of sperm or no sperm in pre-ejaculate with sperm not being motile (however, don't know how promptly samples were examined). One small study published in 2011 showed that there are some individuals with a high motile sperm count in pre-ejaculate. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3564677/ ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant only when you ovulate?

Can you get pregnant only when you ovulate?

No: Well sort of...You have to ovulate to get pregnant but you could have sex 7 days prior and the sperm can live inside you then you could ovulate and the egg could then be fertilized. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant only during ovulation if so can I have unprotected sex when im not ovulating and not get pregnant?

No effective: Natural family planning, or avoiding sex when you are ovulating sounds terrific, but in practice it isn't a very effective form of preventing pregnancy. In an average year periodic abstinence resulted in a 25 percent rate of pregnancy. Sometime you ovulate off cycle, sometimes sperm stay alive longer than expected. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant during fertile window?

Can you get pregnant  during fertile window?

Yes: That is the definition of the fertile window... The time at which you are fertile and can get pregnant. Did i misunderstand the question? ...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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Can you get pregnant after ovulation?

Q unclear: You must ovulate to be able to get pregnant--but if you mean how long past ovulation can you get pregnant, likelihood drops off a lot after 5-7 days, but there is never a true "free" time where pregnancy could not be possible. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant during pre-menopause?

Can you get pregnant during pre-menopause?

Sure: "pre menopause" can last a long time; altered hormones. Less likely to get pregnant, but certainly can. "change of life" babies were not rare in the days before birth control. ...Read more

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Can you only get pregnant when you are ovulating?

Can you only get pregnant when you are ovulating?

Yes but: The tricky part is knowing when ovulation occurs. The best or simplest home self-help way to know is by getting familiar with basal body temperature , and using it. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant anytime during your cycle?

Can you get pregnant anytime during your cycle?

See answer: You ovulate 14 days before your cylcle, so if you are regular, you can have a good idea of when you ovulate. You are most likely to get pregnant mid cycle when you ovulate, so the week(s) around ovulation you are at the highest risk to get pregnant, and of course right at ovulation even more so. Unprotected sex right after your period and right before, your chances of pregnancy are very low. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on your fertile days or only when you ovulate?

Can you get pregnant on your fertile days or only when you ovulate?

Sorta both, read on: Literally you can only get pregnant the day you ovulate, but since sperm live for several days after sex you get a window of several "fertile days" before and including ovulation day. After ovulation day, chances drop to zero very quickly. Good wishes ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant only when you are ovulating ?

Yes and no: You have to be ovulating in order to get pregnant. But, you can have sex before the day of ovulation that could lead to pregnancy. The best time to conceive is to have intercourse the day of ovulation but sperm can live in good cervical mucus for 3-5 days. So, if you have unprotected intercourse on saturday sperm could survive until ovulation on tuesday. ...Read more

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Can you get your period during pregnancy?

Can you get your period during pregnancy?

Yes and NO: A normal period completely flushes the contents of the uterus and would end the pregnancy. But you can have heavy spotting which may be very similar to a light period during the first couple months of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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So women can only get pregnant when there ovulating?

So women can only get pregnant when there ovulating?

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. ...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