1) An egg is only able to be fertilized for about 24 to 36 hours after ovulation.
2) Sperm can live for up to 5 days. But let me add that sperm ONLY
live that long in good, fertile cervical fluid.
Having intercourse the few days (5) before you O, the day of O and the day afterv(upon waking) gives you your best chances.
Knowing your pattern, wheather by "temping" or using an OPK, would really help out. Up until I started "temping" I never knew I Oed on my 17cd.
I agree, however, "Nothing is impossible".Sperm Facts
# of sperm produced per day 100-300 million
Typical # of sperm per ejaculate (2-6ml) 150-400 million
Typical # of sperm per milliliter 20-200 million
# of days sperm can live in fertile cervical fluid 5 days
PS~~There ARE no dumb people of my board. Or on BabyU. Each one of us had to learn...and is still learning as we go along. We have here to help each other...and to answer each others questions. No one can know it all.
GOOD LUCK TTC!!!!! Keep us updated!!!