My husband and I have had 2 m/c and we have been to fertility dr. s, ran tests, and all seems good. We still have not become pregnant since our last m/c in october 2008. I have a question about something I read in a magazine this week. Hoping someone has an answer. I read that the best time to get pregnant is 24-36 hours before ovulation because thats when there is an LG surge, and that is the time to conceive. It also states that once ovulation occurs its too late to get pregnant. Is this true? That is not what I thought. Does anyone have any idea what im talking about? Help.
My OB said basically the same thing as what you read.. she told me u want the sperm in there waiting and that is the best chance to get pregnant because once the egg is released it is only there for a short amount of time.. i don't think its completely impossible to get pregnant after the egg is release but the chances go down alot more.. not a doctor though so don't quote me on it..
Good Luck i know how it is to just want to know whats going on :)
Ideally you want the sperm waiting in your reproductive track when the egg is released. It takes the sperm some time to swim into the tubes, and the egg only lives for a short time...12 hours to 24 hours seems to be the most agreed upon span. Sperm can live for 3-5 days, when you are at your most fertile...a few days before ovulating up to the day of ovulation. It is a possibility to become pregnant if you have intercourse soon enough the day after ovulation, but not likely. I'm sorry for your losses, and I hope everything works out for you.
Question: "Dear Pat. If I receive a positive result, does it mean that I have ovulated for sure? Can a woman have a "false positive" and not ovulate?"
Pat: There is no single answer to this question. From a 100% scientific-standpoint, ovulation can only be verified in a doctors office with an ultrasound machine. Impracticable for most women! For the vast majority of trying-to-conceive women, a positive ovulation test result will signal that ovulation is coming 'round the corner. However, if you are using fertility drugs like clomid, please note that clomid can cause false positive ovulation tests if you begin testing too early in your cycle. Talk to your prescribing doctor about ovulation testing and fertility drugs. As a corollary to ovulation testing, we also suggest bbt charting. Using a basal thermometer to measure you daily "basal temperature" is an excellent method for determining if ovulation has taken place, as your body temps will rise the day following ovulation and remain high during most of the rest of your cycle. This is the OPK/BBT sandwich - with ovulation in the middle!
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