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It is not possible to get pregnant before ovulation begins, according to the National Health Service in England. Ovulation occurs when eggs are released from an ovary. After release, conception is feasible for up to 24 hours. Before ovulation, there is no egg available ...


According to About.com, having sex on the days before an ovulation is the best way to get pregnant because the female is most fertile during this time. The most fertile time for a female, however, is two to three days before ovulation.


A woman cannot become pregnant if she does not ovulate, but a woman can become pregnant if she has sex several days before ovulation occurs, notes the American Pregnancy Association. This is because sperm can live inside the body for up to five days.


The general odds of getting pregnant during ovulation are calculated by considering a woman's age, frequency of sexual intercourse and the number of months a couple has been trying, according to WebMD. For most couples trying to have a baby, the odds are approximately 1...


Strong signs that a woman is ovulating appear through changes to the texture of her cervical fluid, a rise in her basal body temperature and adjustments in the feel and positioning of her cervix, according to American Pregnancy Association. Additional signs include brea...


Follicles grow to 3 to 4 millimeters before a single one is selected. When one is selected, it gains fluid and generally reaches 18 to 24 millimeters, similar in size to a small grape or olive.


Having unprotected sex at any time immediately prior to your period can result in conception and pregnancy. Your period is the point in your cycle when the uterine lining is flushed away at the completion of a fertility cycle that doesn't result in pregnancy. This cycle...