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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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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If i had sex a week before my ovulation date but I have sex again a day before my ovulation date can I still get pregnant. I want to have a baby?

If i had sex a week before my ovulation date but I have sex again a day before my ovulation date can I still get pregnant.  I want to have a baby?

Yes: An egg only has a short period of time to be fertilized, likely less than 24 hours. However healthy sperm may be able to survive for a few days in the uterus and tubes. In this case, only the time of intercourse right before ovulation will have any impact on conceiving. ...Read more

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If I have sex a week before my fertile days but also have sex a day before my ovulation date can I still get pregnant. I want to get pregnant?

If I have sex a week before my fertile days but also have sex a day before my ovulation date can I still get pregnant. I want to get pregnant?

Yes: An egg only has a short period of time to be fertilized, likely less than 24 hours. However healthy sperm may be able to survive for a few days in the uterus and tubes. In this case, only the time of intercourse right before ovulation will have any impact on conceiving. ...Read more

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Do you have to have sex every day on ovulation week to get pregnant ?

Do you have to have sex every day on ovulation week to get pregnant ?

No: Sperm and eggs have a short effective lifetime such that sperm deposited in the vagina can still demonstrate potency for a few days and the egg is available for fertilization for a few days also. We recommend every other day intercourse during the week of ovulation. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant a week after ovulation? Im ovulating and if i was to have sex a week later would i get pregnant?

Can i get pregnant a week after ovulation? Im ovulating and if i was to have sex a week later would i get pregnant?

No: You can only get pregnant when you have sex before or right at the time of ovulation. If it is absolutely certain you are ovulating now, having sex a week later cannot get you pregnant. ...Read more

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I had sex two days and one day before ovulation. I am at thestart of the two weeks wait and I am finding it very hard to not obsess and get my hopes up. Can i be pregnant?

Possible: Your chances for pregnancy are highest when intercourse happens the day prior to ovulation, as well as day of ovulation. Be patient and check your pregnancy test at the time of expected menses if cycle is delayed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if you have sex 2 weeks after your ovulation day? (34 day cycle)

Can you get pregnant if you have sex 2 weeks after your ovulation day?  (34 day cycle)

Not likely: Its highly unlikely that you would become pregnant on cycle day 34. However ovulation can be a bit tricky. The best rule of thumb is that unless you know for sure when you ovulate, you should consider it possible to get pregnant anytime you have intercourse unless you are on your period. Best wishes! ...Read more

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2 weeks after leaving BCP i am having ovulation symptoms. Left the pill 3 weeks ago Have been having unprotected sex every 3 days. Can I get pregnant?

2 weeks after leaving BCP i am having ovulation symptoms. Left the pill 3 weeks ago Have been having unprotected sex every 3 days. Can I get pregnant?

Every two days: To optimize chances of conception, a woman would want to have intercourse every two days for 14 days starting right after her menstrual bleeding has stopped. ...Read more

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I've taken my BCP every night for 15 years. If I have sex during my fertile week & ovulation day could I get pregnant?

I've taken my BCP every night for 15 years. If I have sex during my fertile week & ovulation day could I get pregnant?

UNLIKELY: The BCP works by providing hormones that prevent ovulation (egg release).If you take them correctly you have no "ovulation day", if you miss one or more or delay taking it too long you might ovulate at any point in your cycle.Correct use drops pregnancy risk to below 1%, if concerned you could use a backup like foam or a condom. ...Read more

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