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Is there any chances of getting pregnant by doing sex before ovulation ?

Is there any chances of getting pregnant by doing sex before ovulation ?

Sure: Having sex before ovulation is how most people in the world get pregnant. It takes time for the sperm to swim all the way to the egg, so having sex prior to ovulation gives sperm a head start on their journey, before the egg has popped out of the ovary. ...Read more

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Had protected sex before ovulation,last time switched condom from the wrong side to the good one,now having sharp ovulation pain,should I worry?

Had protected sex before ovulation,last time switched condom from the wrong side to the good one,now having sharp ovulation pain,should I worry?

Pregnancy ?: Unsure what is meant by "switching condom to the good one", but if pregnancy is possible, and pain in one side is constant, get a serum HCG test to make sure about pregnancy, since pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic) needs immediate attention. If the test is positive, see your gyn physician, and get better birth control advice as well. ...Read more

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I am 40. I had unprotected sex before ovulation and i think my boyfriend pulled out too late. What are my real chances of becoming pregnant from that?

I am 40. I had unprotected sex before ovulation and i think my boyfriend pulled out too late. What are my real chances of becoming pregnant from that?

Depends if u ovulat: Ovulated, if u did u could very well be , if u do not want to be u can do the morning after pill otc up to 72 hrs after the unprotected sex, or the perscription one Ella (ulipristal acetate) up to 90 hrs after. ...Read more

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Is it true chances of getting a girl is to have sex before Ovulation , & to get a boy after ovulation? Thanks!

Is it true chances of getting a girl is to have sex before Ovulation , & to get a boy after ovulation? Thanks!

Doesn't matter: It is the sex chromosome carried by the sperm that determines the sex of any baby.It doesn't care when you have sex, it just wants to be the first one to finish the race.There are many myths surrounding sex selection and all have a 50% success rate which is what you get anyway. ...Read more

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Had sex 6days before ovulation, could I still get pregnant? Currently 7dpo

Had sex 6days before ovulation,  could I still get pregnant? Currently 7dpo

Unlikely: but "possible" Sperm can survive in your body for about a week however probably not in numbers sufficient to fertilize an ovum ( a number of sperm are necessary) Use a "safer" form of birth control if you wish to avaid pregnancy. Good Luck Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I had sex before my ovulation, n day when I had ovulation my periods date was 4th august... Am still pregnant n when can I do pregnancy test...?

I had sex before my ovulation, n day when I had ovulation my periods date was 4th august... Am still pregnant n when can I do pregnancy test...?

See below: Conception occurs within day or so of the sex. It takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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We had sex day before ovulation and day of ovulation he didnt pull out could i be pregnant?

We had sex day before ovulation and day of ovulation he didnt pull out could i be pregnant?

Pregnancy: Could you become pregnant-yes.If your periods are regular, then the chances of getting pregnant are very high. Sperm can stay up-to 72 hours in the uterus and vagina. The only safe way to check this is to do a urine pregnancy test 10 to 14 days. Early tests can give a false negative. If the pregnancy test is positive then you will need an ultrasound to ensure proper implantation of the embryo ...Read more

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Is it true that having sex right before ovulation will increase my chances of having a girl?

Is it true that having sex right before ovulation will increase my chances of  having a girl?

Not exactly: Male sperm swim faster but die off faster, female sperm swim slower but live longer. The closer you are to ovulation, the more likely you will have a boy. A girl more likely when you miss exact ovulation. ...Read more

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When do you need to have sex before you ovulate to get pregnant. Is it a day or 2before ovulation .

When do you need to have sex before you ovulate to get pregnant. Is it a day or 2before ovulation .

1-2 days is best: The probability of pregnancy is highest with intercourse 1-2 days before ovulation. At that point the probability is 30%. It drops to 15% three days prior, 12% on the day of ovulation, and is virtually zero 1-2 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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Im trying to conceive i had sex 2days before ovulation an on the day an the day after could ut be possible?

We never guess: Doctors do not ever guess when it comes to diagnosing pregnancy. But, you had sex when you were most fertile and now it is time to be patient to let nature do it's thing. When you period does not start on time, then it will be time to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My husband & ihave been trying 2get pregnant for 6months, we have been depending on having sex 5days before ovulation but it isn't working, what's wrong?

Timing: You could conceive by having sex 5 days before ovulation. But 3 days or less increases the likelihood of conception. Start having sex about three days before you expect to ovulate and have sex every other day until at least two days after ovulation. The closer to the time of ovulation tat you have sex, the better the conception rate. Good luck. ...Read more

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