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Will having sex at the time of ovulation guarantee a pregnancy?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

The time when you are ovulating is the best possible change to conceive, but keep in mind that everything has to be just right in order to actually get pregnant.
A lot of times embryo will start, but implantation never occurs or implantation occurs but then spontaneously miscarry. The static is that if you have sex on the exact day that you ovulate there is a 1 in 4 chance of getting pregnant.

In brief: No.

The time when you are ovulating is the best possible change to conceive, but keep in mind that everything has to be just right in order to actually get pregnant.
A lot of times embryo will start, but implantation never occurs or implantation occurs but then spontaneously miscarry. The static is that if you have sex on the exact day that you ovulate there is a 1 in 4 chance of getting pregnant.
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Dr. Donald Collins
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Although intercourse at time of ovulation is the best chance of getting pregnant, sometimes it does not occur, perhaps due to low sperm count, sticky cervical mucus or other causes.

In brief: No

Although intercourse at time of ovulation is the best chance of getting pregnant, sometimes it does not occur, perhaps due to low sperm count, sticky cervical mucus or other causes.
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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Although this is exactly how a woman gets pregnant, it is not a given that she will automatically get pregnant guaranteed if she has sex exactly when she is ovulating.
Variables like egg travel time and sperm survival can get in the way of a guarantee.

In brief: No

Although this is exactly how a woman gets pregnant, it is not a given that she will automatically get pregnant guaranteed if she has sex exactly when she is ovulating.
Variables like egg travel time and sperm survival can get in the way of a guarantee.
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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Never

A guarantee. You can plan everything perfectly.
The actual impregnation still is no slam dunk. Have fun trying.

In brief: Never

A guarantee. You can plan everything perfectly.
The actual impregnation still is no slam dunk. Have fun trying.
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