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