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Can you still get pregnant a week after ovulation?

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Asked by hjh78 at 1:32 PM on Jan. 14, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • You can get pregnant ANY DAY no matter what your cycle does. Good luck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • Not possible

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • depends on which school of thought you belong to... some say you have to have sex while you are ovulating or with in 48hrs prior... others say that you can get pregnant anytime. That said anything is possible.

    Answer by SuzanneL09 at 2:55 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • Everyone's eggs are different. Some women have viable eggs for many many days and other women for only a few hours.

    Answer by ecodani at 5:34 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • No. Ovulation is the moment when the follicle ruptures, releasing the egg. It does not last for days, like many people think. What people tend to refer to as "ovulating" is really the fertile period leading up to ovulation, at which time conception is most likely to occur. After the egg is released, it travels through the fallopian tube and into the uterus, at which point it implants if it's been fertilized, or shrivels up and dies if it doesn't. That journey down the fallopian tube is where the opportunity lies; if sperm are waiting, that's great, if not, then it takes 12-48 hours, so get to it. After that, you're SOL until next time. That's why it's best to have sex in the days preceding ovulation, as the egg waits on no sperm.

    Get a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler; that book will explain everything to you.


    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:11 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

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