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angelp Wed 17-Aug-05 14:05:01

I know that the EWCM shows ovulation time but is this the only time of the month you can get pregnant? I understand sperm can survivea few days so you they could still be there at optimum time, but if you BD after ovulation is it impossible to get pregnant or just unlikely?

munz Wed 17-Aug-05 14:05:55

yep u can do the egg lives for 24 hours so it's v possible yes.

angelp Wed 17-Aug-05 14:41:37

So a few days (about a week) after ovulation is unlikely then?

Amandeep Thu 18-Aug-05 13:25:39

Try about 14 days before ur period, that's when you're more fertile.

Twiglett Thu 18-Aug-05 13:27:54

I have just popped in again to correct any misunderstnding that its 14 days before your period .. that's bollocks, bunkum, crap

you have to BD up to and on day of ovulation .. past ovulation no bananas... sperm can live up to 7 days in womb (but most normally 3 days quoted)

jamiesam Thu 18-Aug-05 21:57:32

I thought you had to have 14 days between ovulation and 'possible' period to give the err blastocyte? time to implant?

Twiglett Thu 18-Aug-05 21:59:17

you have to have a minimum of 10 days but that doesn't mean that every woman ovulates 14 days before start of period

the 14 days is a statistical average based on the average cycle of 28 days .. it is by no means definitive .. you can have longer cycles, later ovulation, shorter cycles etc

the only way to know when you ovulate is OPKs or charting

Hulababy Thu 18-Aug-05 22:00:56

Anything from 10 days between OV and AF being due is considered okay for pg chances. OV varies from everyone though.

Best way to find out when you OV is to look for EWCM and to take your temps. EWCM tells you you are in your most fertile time. Rise in temp tells you you have OVd.

You need to BD for a few days before and up to OV, and to be sure for a day or two after too.

Good luck.

Hulababy Thu 18-Aug-05 22:01:59

xposts Twiglett.

jamiesam Fri 19-Aug-05 08:57:17

Thanks for putting me right there.

maddyd Fri 19-Aug-05 09:14:29

You also get ov cm after ov so best not to get it and think 'Oh i best bd now' Just do it as much as can or at least everyother day before and on day of ov.

FF says

Some cervical fluid after ovulation is possible because the corpus luteum, though its main function is to produce progesterone, produces estrogen in small amounts. This may cause you to see some fertile-looking cervical fluid, even after ovulation.

If your temperatures and other signs show clearly that you have already ovulated, then you can be confident that you are no longer fertile. It is also not uncommon to confuse semen and eggwhite or watery cervical fluid. Some women also notice some fertile-looking cervical fluid just before menstruation.

However, if your chart does not show clearly that you have already ovulated (with a clear and sustained thermal shift) do not stop having intercourse. Keep on considering the possibility that you are still fertile as long as you see fertile cervical fluid to make sure you don't miss a chance to conceive.

Twiglett Fri 19-Aug-05 15:09:20

jamiesam .. didn't mean to be brusque .. keep seeing that 14 day thing (and responding) and I've also heard it from a GP (who really should know better) and for an average number of people its a helpful guide but for most it can actually get in the way of conceiving / not conceiving

katierocket Fri 19-Aug-05 15:13:02

agree, I OV around day 9/10 (of 28 day cycle). The 14 day thing is certainly not right for everyone.

mummyoffour Sun 21-Aug-05 00:37:59

yes you can get pregnant after ovulation as the egg is still travelling down fallopian tubes

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