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Chances of Getting Pregnant When You Have Sex on an Ovulation Day

on Feb 03, 2013

by Brittany Null

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Chances of Getting Pregnant When You Have Sex on an Ovulation Day

Find out your chances of getting pregnant if you time it just right and have sex on an ovulation day.

Why is ovulation important?

When you are trying to get pregnant, the most important thing to keep track of is ovulation. Ovulation is the release of the egg, that, when fertilized, can become a baby! Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

When does ovulation occur?

Ovulation happens at around day fourteen of a woman’s menstrual cycle, but the exact time frame varies from person to person. After ovulation occurs and the egg is released, it can be fertilized for up to 48 hours. After that, if the egg is not fertilized, it begins to die and disintegrate. This is why knowing when you are ovulating is so important, since it is the time that you will be able to get pregnant. Technically speaking, the few days leading up to ovulation, the day of ovulation, and around the day or two days after ovulation, are the only times during a woman’s cycle that she is able to get pregnant.

Fertile periods

A woman’s most fertile period during her cycle is right around ovulation. To be more precise, the four to five days before ovulation, and the one to two days following ovulation, is considered to be a woman’s “fertile period“. This is the time frame in which she has the greatest chance of getting pregnant. Since sperm can live longer than the egg, it is advisable for a woman to have sex right before ovulation, or even on the day of ovulation for the best chance of getting pregnant. This is because the sperm can live up to five days in a woman’s body. If a woman has sex right before ovulation, or even on the day of ovulation, this ensures that the sperm will be ready and waiting for the egg to be released, and the egg will have the best chance of becoming fertilized. Having sex on ovulation day or just prior to ovulation day is the time that most doctors recommend for ensuring the highest chances of becoming pregnant.

More sex during ovulation

Most doctors and fertility experts agree that having sex multiple times during ovulation and just prior to ovulation will increase a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant. Each time you have sex during your fertile window is a better chance that you will become pregnant during that month. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise (sometimes this is not a good idea for men with known sperm issues), having more sex during ovulation is usually a good idea! Now that you know when the best chances are to get pregnant, you will have better luck when trying to have a baby!

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Brittany lives in Kansas City, where she and her husband Austin are the proud parents of a newborn baby girl. You can subscribe to their lively and entertaining YouTube Channel to follow along on their journey.

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  • sexyslim

    can you get pregnant one day after ovulation?

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  • sexyslim

    please help with my question.

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  • hunnybunny

    Me and my husband had sex the day after my ovulation day & he ejaculated in me, I was wondering what are the chances I can get pregnant? Or if I’m going to end up pregnant.?

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  • tess

    Could i be pregnant I had intercourse on one of my fertile day ?? I have two children already but kind of not ready for a third yet my last period was nov 13 and ended on nov 18 im just confused i dont really know that work if you could please answer my question. Tjank you :)

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  • Deirdre Marie Ryan

    Hi guys, I just finished my period and my ovulation is usually 14 days of 28 day cycle. My ovulation should start on the 1st Dec, if I have sex on the 30th Nov and day or 2 after ovulation, could I encrease my chances of getting pregnant with a boy?

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  • Sunshinesammie

    If my husband an I BD’d the 2 days before ovulation day, multiple times, on November 22&23, I’m now 11 DPO and have a right feeling in my lower abdomen and breast feel heavier. Could I be pregnant, we are TTC, thank you!

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  • Jellyboo

    Me and my bf had sex 1 day before ovulation what are my chances of getting pregnant?

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  • Candy

    My period ended today and me and my boyfriend want to have sex. The plan is for him to ejaculate inside me. What are my odds of getting pregnant? I’m not on birth control

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  • Alicia jack

    How long after I’ve had sex on my ovulation day do I take a test?

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  • Bianca Gonzalez

    I had sex 8 months agowhile ovulatingnow I’m having lower back pain discharge from my nipples can I be pregnantI took 3 pregnancy test all negative

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  • yahoo.com

    My period started on the 13th of November and I had sex on the ovulation day and now i have missed my period. My period was to come yesterday december 11. Could I possibly be pregnant? help me please anyone.

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  • Chandre

    Last month I had unprotected sex first and last day of menstrual cycle and everyday after. This month I have had cramping before during and after period. My cycle started early than expected. I have recorded every month when cycle starts and ends and have sex. My cycle this month was to start on the 12 but came on the 9th

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  • Southern love

    I had sex when the calender said I was ovulating, but then took the plan b pill the day after it happened. It’s been about 2 weeks and I am still taking my normal birth control, what is the chance I can be pregnant?

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  • brittany

    My boyfriend and I had sex three times yesterday he even injected in me. And im ovulating can I get pregnant like that.

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  • ms robinson07

    i had sex on the day my egg was released…..am i pregnant and should i have cramping three days after??

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  • Unique Mystrious Amazed

    hello , we had sex on, near, before and after ovulation day, after that my wife menstrual period start 3 days after normal routine, but not conceive, is there any problem…???

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  • Unique Mystrious Amazed

    should we use some medicine

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  • Unique Mystrious Amazed

    hello , ann .
    This is third time, we had sex on ovulation and after that my wife periods start 3 days after normal routine, her normal routine is 25 days but after ovulation sex it goes on 27 or 28 , des it relate with each other ??? or which can help to concive best…?

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  • Unique Mystrious Amazed

    hello , .
    This is third time, we had sex on ovulation and after that my wife periods start 3 days after normal routine, her normal routine is 25 days but after ovulation sex it goes on 27 or 28 , des it relate with each other ??? or which can help to concive best…?

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  • Unique Mystrious Amazed

    hello , ann .
    This is third time, we had sex on ovulation and after that my wife periods start 3 days after normal routine, her normal routine is 25 days but after ovulation sex it goes on 27 or 28 , des it relate with each other ??? or which can help to concive best…?

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  • Unique Mystrious Amazed

    hello , ann .
    This is third time, we had sex on ovulation and after that my wife periods start 3 days after normal routine, her normal routine is 25 days but after ovulation sex it goes on 27 or 28 , des it relate with each other ??? or which can help to concive best…?………..

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  • shanequa pristell

    When do I check to see if I’m pregnant my ovulating said was on the 9th and 10 I had sex one time and that was on the 9th when do I check to see if I’m pregnant or would I be pregnant

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  • Corkey

    me and my boyfriend have been having sex for the past 3 month every night and i have been ovulating the past week hes came in me more than 9 times within the past 2 days, what are my chances of being pregnant? (this is the first time i have ovulated in 3 month)

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  • Sunshine

    So my boyfriend and I had sex the day after I ovulated, is there a chance I may get pregnant?

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  • anonymous

    I had my period on the 13th. I had sex my first day of ovulation. Six days afterwards i’m on my period again. But yesterday was tge worst cramps ever.

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  • dana

    What if I ave unprotected sex two days after my period cani get pregnant?

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  • meghan

    i had unprotected sex the day before my ovulation what are the chances i can get pregnant

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  • Corina

    My boyfriend and I had sex last night an my ovulation started today can I still get pregnant

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  • Pretty lady

    I know my cycle pretty well but I don’t always know when I’m ovulating , me and my husband had sex everyday for four days mulitiple times a day , then the day after the four days I started to ovulate . What are my chances of becoming pregnant ?

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  • Angelbbz

    Hi Doc, my BF and I use the withdrawal method but not during my period. I have a 25 day cycle with bleeding for 4-5 days (day 5 usually spotting). Which means i ovulate within 5 days after my bleeding has stopped or Day 9 of my cycle. If he ejaculates in me on day 3 of my cycle what are the chances of being pregnant?

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  • wondering

    my partner and I had sex the day of ovulation (according to the calculator) and 2 days after, im 21 he is 23 I miscarried 2 years ago, would that play a role in the odds of getting pregnant? what are my odds of conceiving on the day of ovulation?

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  • diya

    Hi my ovulation date was on 8 the of this month and we have done our intercourse on 7 the morning and night what are my chances to have a boy baby

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  • Cynthia

    I had unprotected sex 14 hours after ovulation is it possible I can get pregnant ?!

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  • ladeevance

    My cycle started on March 5. My fiance and I had unprotected sex on March 10, 12, 17, 18, and 20. My ovulation day was around the 19. What are the chances I can be pregnant

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  • nicole

    I am supposed to be ovulating in about 3 days, my husband and i have been having sex everyday a couple times a day every since i got done with my period! We will continue to have sex everyday up to the exact ovulation day! What are my chances of becoming pregnant?

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  • Shawntray Sykes

    hello, my question is me and my boyfriend had sex on the day of my ovulation, and I m having some symptoms, and don’t know for sure what to do. took a test it came back negative, when should I test again.

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  • Becky

    I had sex 2 times while I was fertile this was at the beginning of the month and I don’t get my period till the end if the month is there a chance I could get pregnant in between when should I take test?

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