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If i have unprotected sex the day before my ovulation, could i possibly be pregnant?
Because if sperm lives up to 48-72 hours doesnt it just sit in the cervix and wait until the fresh egg drops and then BAM your pregnant?


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replied August 21st, 2011
Getting Pregnant Answer A26171
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Sperms once released inside you, can stay alive upto 3-4 days. They do not stay in one place, but keep swimming up towards uterus and towards fallopian tubes. If the egg is released during this time, it can get fertilized while in the fallopian tube. A few days later, it (the fertilized ovum) gets propelled towards uterus and gets dropped onto the endometrial layer for implantation. If you had been sexually active close to your ovulation date, then chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance.
Take care.



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