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So I've heard so much contradicting information. There is really only a 24 hour window per month where one can get pregnant, right?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:08 AM on Jul. 15, 2010 in Health

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  • no.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:09 AM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • You can get pregnant as long as the egg lives, which I think is up to 48 hours? BUT sperm can live for days, so you can have sex days before the egg is even released and still get pregnant. So there are several days where having sex can result in pregnancy but only maybe 2 days where the actual conception will take place.

    Answer by Blueliner at 2:10 AM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • No! You only ovulate once (most women, there are flukes) and peak fertility is usually 3 days. You can conceive from the time the egg leaves your ovary until it is passed out of your fallopian tubes. It is possible to concieve for a short time after that, but very short.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:10 AM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • Definitely not. You ovulate once a cycle. Therefore, there is one day a month you release an egg. However, sperm can live inside the body for several days. Sperm released before the egg can stick around for several days until the egg is released. Same goes for the egg, it lives for a bit and can be fertilized after release as well. There is a 24 hour period when the egg is first released when your chances are higher for conception with fresh sperm, but it is possible to get pregnant outside of that 24 hour period.

    Answer by Danielle720 at 2:12 AM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • I had ot check on the "life spans". Eggs live about 24 hours sometimes longer and sperm can live up to 4 days, rarely longer.

    So I'd say there is at least 4 days in each cycle where having sex can result in pregnancy.

    Answer by Blueliner at 2:22 AM on Jul. 15, 2010

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