Have you been trying to conceive, but are confused about when is the best time to get pregnant? Many couples are aware that ovulation is the most fertile time for women, but wonder if it’s still possible to get pregnant after ovulation. The answer is yes, though there are some important factors to consider.
Let’s take a look at what you need to know about getting pregnant after ovulation.
Can you get pregnant after ovulation?
Yes, you can get pregnant after ovulation. Ovulation, usually around day 14 of the cycle, is the fertile time for conception. However, sperm can survive in a woman’s body for up to five days after intercourse.
This means that if you have sex during or right after ovulation, sperm could still be alive and able to fertilize an egg even if it has already been released from the ovary.
What are your chances of getting pregnant after ovulation?
Your chances of getting pregnant after ovulation depend on several factors. While some studies suggest that you may be able to conceive up to five days after intercourse, your chances decrease significantly past ovulation due to the fact that sperm will not live as long in a woman’s body once it has already reached its peak fertility time.
An egg survives only 24 hours after release from the ovary. Chances of pregnancy are lower if more than one day has passed since the end of ovulation.
In short, while it is possible to get pregnant after ovulation, the best time for conception is before or during your most fertile period—which usually occurs around day 14 of your menstrual cycle (counting from the first day of your last period).
Increase chances of pregnancy by tracking fertility signs and having intercourse every 2 days during fertile window.
Everyone’s body functions differently, so track fertility signs for best results, even if trying outside the fertile timeframe.
Boost pregnancy chances through monitoring and timing, no matter where in fertile window.