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Is there a higher chance of getting pregnant the day you ovulate and having sex or the days prior?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 1 d prior or the day

The sperm need to meet the egg in the fallopian tube - that's where fertilization occurs.
Highest probability of conception is when pts have intercourse 1-2 days prior to ovulation or on the day of ovulation. Also 2-3 d of male abstinence before ejaculation increases conception rates, so i tell pts to have ic every other day every other day for a week starting 2-4d after menses ends(if 5-7d perio.

In brief: 1 d prior or the day

The sperm need to meet the egg in the fallopian tube - that's where fertilization occurs.
Highest probability of conception is when pts have intercourse 1-2 days prior to ovulation or on the day of ovulation. Also 2-3 d of male abstinence before ejaculation increases conception rates, so i tell pts to have ic every other day every other day for a week starting 2-4d after menses ends(if 5-7d perio.
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