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can you only get pregnant while you are ovulating?

and when do you ovulate?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Aug. 28, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (3)
  • Yes. Pregnancy only occurs during ovulation. Different women ovulate at different times. Sometimes one woman will ovulate at different times. Sometimes women show mucus of ovulation other times no. THere is not a set time at all of ovulation 14 days before start of next period. Some women are regular and do that but it's not set medically that that is the the time.

    If you don't show ovulation mucus then try tracking it on line - maybe the ACOG has a tracker on line or the book second poster mentioned.

    Ovarian cysts are very common and take time to grow, they can ofset your period and ovulation too. I've had them and was way off and a lot of moms have written in here asking questions about them.

    I agree first responder that sperm stays 'worthy' in side of us once there for several days.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Yes, you can only get pregnant when you are ovulating, though sperm can live in your body for up to 5 days and fertilize the egg even if you haven't had sex on those days. You ovulate about 14 days before the start of your period (the first half of your cycle, before ovulation, is somewhat flexible, but you ALWAYS ovulate between 12 and 16 days before you bleed with some few exceptions... if you wanna know more must PM me)

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:02 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Read: Taking Charge of your Fertility by Toni Weschler. Your local library likely has a copy, or any large bookstore will have it.

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:03 PM on Aug. 28, 2009