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What is the difference between ovulation and fertile days?
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Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Very little.
I suppose, technically speaking, ovulation is a single even that happens when the egg is released from the ovary.
Then, you have about 5 days that follow after ovulation when you are most fertile. If you have a period cycle of about 28 days, ovulation is usually around day 14. Making days 14 - 20 your "fertile days." this is important if you are trying to conceive.

In brief: Very little.
I suppose, technically speaking, ovulation is a single even that happens when the egg is released from the ovary.
Then, you have about 5 days that follow after ovulation when you are most fertile. If you have a period cycle of about 28 days, ovulation is usually around day 14. Making days 14 - 20 your "fertile days." this is important if you are trying to conceive.
Dr. Nicole Bullock
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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: It's timing
Fertile days are those days when you can potentially get pregnant.
Ovulation is the release of a mature egg that can be fertilized. Since sperm can survive up to 6 days and an egg must be fertilized within 24 hours, your fertile days are roughly the week leading up to and a day past ovulation.

In brief: It's timing
Fertile days are those days when you can potentially get pregnant.
Ovulation is the release of a mature egg that can be fertilized. Since sperm can survive up to 6 days and an egg must be fertilized within 24 hours, your fertile days are roughly the week leading up to and a day past ovulation.
Dr. Timothy Brown
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