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Today Im ovulating...but we have been having sex for the past few days and will continue until wednesday....Im getting really tired. My last period was June 14th...any advice????

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on Jun. 28, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • I know a lot of people get pregnant when they aren't trying so hard. So maybe just try to relax and now force yourself to try.

    Answer by fairyinabubble at 8:15 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • Maybe you should just take a break after tonight. If you know you are O'ing today and you have been bd'ing the last few days so you should be covered. How do you know today is O? Did you use opk? Or do you temp?

    Answer by mom2wy at 11:21 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • If you're 100% positive about ovulation, then it will do no good to continue having sex for multiple days afterwards. The egg only lives 24 hours after ovulation. If it's not fertilized in that time frame, you're not going to get pregnant. This is why your body creates a fluid in the days before ovulation that allows sperm to survive several days, rather than hours. Another reason sex after ovulation is fairly ineffective is that for most women their fertile fluid dries up within hours of ovulation and her body quickly reverts to an infertile state. Without the fertile fluid, the sperm will die within hours; those that don't will have to fight their way through a closed cervix.

    Answer by ncbirdie at 10:01 AM on Jun. 29, 2010

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