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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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My husband and I had sex the day before ovulation can I get pregnant ?

My husband and I had sex the day before ovulation can I get pregnant
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Yes: Sperm are viable in a female's reproductive system for up to 5 days, so sex up to that long before ovulation can still result in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
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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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Had sex on fertile window with white discharge 3 days before ovulation can I get pregnant still ?

Had sex on fertile window with white discharge 3 days before ovulation can I get pregnant still ?

Yes: Having intercourse on the fertile period of your menstrual cycle especially before ovulation can result in pregnancy. if you do not desire to be pregnant that you should use the PLAN B ( which is available without prescription in most states ) peak fertility from spontaneous conception is usually a day before ovulation ...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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Dr. Robert Killian
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Had sex 2 days before ovulation and a day after ovulation can I get pregnant?

Had sex 2 days before ovulation and a day after ovulation can I get pregnant?

Can I get Pregnant?: Yes. Of course. You do not need a physician, I am sure, to confirm that having sexual intercourse when you are most fertile can lead to pregnancy. Ovulation is the release of the readied egg for impregnation by the ovary. Sperm left in the vagina during the period leading up to ovulation are the most likely to cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Christina Adberg
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I & my husband had sex & used pullout method for the first time and he came near my vagina opening it was day before my ovulation. Can i get pregnant?

I & my husband had sex & used pullout method for the first time and he came near my vagina opening it was day before my ovulation. Can i get pregnant?

Not impossible: The vaginal secretions are designed to help convey swimming sperm up to the cervix and toward your fallopian tubes. If there was sperm in his pre-ejaculatory fluid, or if he released sperm near your vulva or vagina, and you were wet, then it's not impossible for you to conceive, just unlikely. I make it a rule to never say "never". Plan b is for these situations. ...Read more

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