Most women who are trying to get pregnant know how important ovulation is in correlation to when you are most likely to get pregnant. Most doctors recommend that women who are trying to conceive start having sex a couple of days before ovulation, and again on ovulation day for the best possible chance of getting pregnant. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
However, there is a lot of question from women who wonder if it is possible for them to get pregnant after ovulation. The answer is yes, technically it is possible to get pregnant after ovulation, but only for a very short period of time. Read on to find out more about this.
Since sperm is able to live so much longer than the egg, doctors recommend that couples try to begin to have intercourse to get pregnant a couple of days before ovulation. That way, the sperm can be “ready and waiting” when the egg is released.
The egg can not live as long as the sperm, and begins to die within about 12 to 24 hours after release, so it is just easier if the sperm is already there waiting for the egg. However, women can also get pregnant if they time sex just right, as in on the day of ovulation before the egg starts to disintegrate. However, there is a possibility for a woman to get pregnant if she has sex after ovulation before the egg begins to die.
There is a small, but plausible chance that the egg can be fertilized after it has been released into the fallopian tubes. This will only happen if intercourse is timed just right and can only happen for a very short period of time after ovulation. Since the egg only lives for anywhere between 12 to 24 hours, this would have to happen pretty quickly after ovulation.
In most cases, you can technically get pregnant for two to three days after ovulation, but this is rare. Usually, you can get pregnant a couple of days before ovulation, the day of ovulation, and sometimes, a day or two after ovulation. But, don’t count on getting pregnant after ovulation. For your best chances of getting pregnant, try to have sex a day or two before ovulation.
If you are confused about when you are ovulating, it might be a good idea to start to track your cycles. You can use an over the counter ovulation predictor kit, or you can chart your basal body temperature. You can also use natural methods like paying attention to your cervical mucus, or your cervical position.
Additionally, there are also free online apps like Glow that can help track your cycle. There are many ways of knowing when you are ovulating, and when you know that you are ovulating, you will have the best chance of getting pregnant.