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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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If I had sex 3 days before ovulation can I get pregnant?

If I had sex 3 days before ovulation can I get pregnant?

For sure: Sometimes. It's a bit early if you are ttc, but it for sure can happen. ...Read more

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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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If I have unprotected sex two days before my ovulation day and the day after ovulation can I be pregnant? Three negative pregnancy test

If I have unprotected sex two days before my ovulation day and the day after ovulation can I be pregnant? Three negative pregnancy test

Possibly: That is the right time to get pregnant, but the tests might not be pregnant yet. It depends on how long ago it occurred. ...Read more

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Okay so I had sex three times about 2-3 days before ovulation and my boyfriend says he has this feeling I might end up pregnant. Could this be true?

Okay so I had sex three times about 2-3 days before ovulation and my boyfriend says he has this feeling I might end up pregnant. Could this be true?

Sure: If not wanting to get pregnant, a woman can consider doing one or more of the following: stop having unprotected sex, stop having vaginal sex, buy Plan B if there was unprotected sex in the past 3 days, ask her doctor about getting an IUD placed if not already pregnant, ask her doctor for a prescription of Ella (ulipristal acetate) if there was unprotected sex in the past few days, etc... ...Read more

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Sex three days after ovulation. Can you still get pregnant?

Sex three days after ovulation. Can you still get pregnant?

Yes: 3 days is still close enough to ovulation that one would be at risk for pregnancy with unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Had sex on my ovulation day and three days before can I be pregnant?

Had sex on my ovulation day and three days before can I be pregnant?

Definitely: The most fertile days of the month are the day of ovulation and the day before ovulation. But the "fertile window, " during which it is possible to conceive, extends 4 days prior to ovulation (i.e. Days 10-14 for a woman who ovulates on day 14). Good luck! ...Read more

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Unprotected sex three or four days before ovulation could I be pregnant?

Unprotected sex three or four days before ovulation could I be pregnant?

Yes: That is a "fertile time" to have sex. A urine test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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Had sex three days befor e ovulation and on my ovulation date can I be pregnant?

Had sex three days befor e ovulation and on my ovulation date can I be pregnant?

Yes: Sperm can survive for several days in the cervical mucous. Having intercourse prior to and on the day of ovulation should give you a good chance of pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Me and my partner had unprotected sex three days before ovulation the day of and the day after could I be pregnant?

Me and my partner had unprotected sex three days before ovulation the day of and the day after could I be pregnant?

That is: Definitely the correct timing for ttc, so theoretically "yes." if either or both of you have fertility problems the answer could also be "no.". ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant after having sex once, three days before ovulation?

Could I be pregnant after having sex once, three days before ovulation?

Possible: If you are sure when you ovulate, a day or two around that date is your most fertile time of your cycle. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant from unprotected sex three days before ovulation and the day after using withdrawal method?

Can I get pregnant from unprotected sex three days before ovulation and the day after using withdrawal method?

Sometimes yes: A woman who does not want to get pregnant can consider doing one or more of the following: stop having unprotected sex, stop having vaginal sex, buy Plan B if there was unprotected sex in the past 3 days, ask her doctor about getting an IUD placed if not already pregnant, ask her doctor for a prescription of Ella (ulipristal acetate) if there was unprotected sex in the past few days, etc... ...Read more

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Today is my ovulation day. And I have clear and alil brown mucus I seen today as well could I be pregnant? I had unprotected sex three days ago

Today is my ovulation day. And I have clear and alil brown mucus I seen today as well could I be pregnant? I had unprotected sex three days ago

Maybe: It is possible that you could have ovulated early this cycle and be pregnant but it is far too early to be able to tell. Wait about 12 days and check a pregnancy test if your period has not started. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex with my husband three days after ovulation, could I be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex with my husband three days after ovulation, could I be pregnant?

If U had sex, maybe: Yes. The best way to tell is to wait and see if you get symptoms, breast tenderness, morning sickness or miss your period. Then do a urine test to confirm. Best rule of thumb: if you had unprotected intercourse, and you're both fertile, you could be pregnant. ...Read more

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Had sex a day before ovulation but took a planb three days before we had sex could that have prevented me from getting pregnant?

Had sex a day before ovulation but took a planb three days before we had sex could that have prevented me from getting pregnant?

Possible: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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Three days past ovulation. Urinating every hour. Lower ab pain. Had UP sex but never came inside. Can I still be pregnant? Pre cum as potent?

Three days past ovulation. Urinating every hour. Lower ab pain. Had UP sex but never came inside. Can I still be pregnant? Pre cum as potent?

Yes: You can be pregnant if you have unprotected sex. Sometimes it happens even when you have protected sex. However if you are urinating frequently and have pain, you should be evaluated for a urinary tract infection. And yes, Pre cum can contain enough sperm to get you pregnant (it only takes 1) ...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