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silly question about ovualtion

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itwillhappen Wed 22-Jun-11 20:02:25

Hi am a regular mnetter but changed names as I don't want everyone knowing that we are trying again.

I have a very silly question, ok here goes, can you only get pregnant after you've ovulated/ovulating?

pommedechocolat Wed 22-Jun-11 20:36:15

You can get pregnant before and during ovulation. Not afterwards.

eurochick Wed 22-Jun-11 20:49:57

Once you've ovulated the egg will only be fertilisable for somewhere between 12 and 48 hours (or thereabouts). So sex before (cos the swimmers can lurk for a few days), at ov or very shortly after ov can get you pregnant. Once that window has passed, the egg can't be fertilised.

itwillhappen Wed 22-Jun-11 21:02:32

thanks for quick responses, ttc no 2, took years for first and already i'm driving my self mad with the whole am I aren't I.

so when you use ovulation sticks do they show up as positive before you ovulate or when you ovulated?

kat2504 Thu 23-Jun-11 17:05:52

They show positive 12 to 36 hours before ovulation. As soon as you get a positive is the prime time, and the next day just in case. Ideally also in the couple of days before the positive as the sperm can survive a few days. On the second day after the positive it is probably too late.

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