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#1 of 6 Old 06-12-2001, 11:13 AM - Thead Starter
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Does anyone know the precentage of the possibility of getting pregnant 72 hours after ovulation. Assuming that ovulation was on time.

Sorry for the crazy ? - but hubby and I couldn't wait until August. LOL

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There is always a possibility.

Here is a little information I got from my Reproductive Endocrinologist. (Fertility doctor) :

~Sperm can live for up to 5 days.
~An egg is only able to be fertilized for about 24 to 36 hours after ovulation.

If you are sure that you ovulated 72 hours before you had intercourse, your chances are slim, but I would not say impossible. (In my doctors words, "Nothing is impossible.") If you had intercourse up to 5 days before ovulation, your chances would be a lot better.

I'm in no way an expert, so please don't take what I'm saying as "definite truth".

I think we need to ask Wolfy what she thinks.

Wolfy? Any thoughts on this? Do you have any other information?

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By the way, please don't ever say that you are dumb. You are not.
Questions were made to be answered, and you will never know until you ask.


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BCougar~~Heather's right.

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!!!
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I was right! (Go on with my bad self! Woo-Hoo!)

I knew we needed Wolfy. She always has the best information.

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LOL @ Heather! You remind me of the Emporers New Groove. "Bad Llama" <~~ That cracke me up!

You make me blush
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