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Me and My husband decided that we're ready for our first child...we're both 21. My last period started Jan 17th ended the 21st. We have a very active sex life, and just Yesterday, Jan 29th he ejaculated inside of me. According to my ovulation Calendar I should begin ovulating Febuary 1st..If we have sex every day, but 24 hours apart, will there be a greater chance of us getting pregnant? I'm hoping the chances are higher or if we could still get pregnant before I ovulate, and is there a certain feeling you get inside when your egg gets fertilized...thanks!

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replied January 31st, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A30989
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Sperms are known to survive for 5-7 days in the fertile cervical mucus, whereas the egg has chances of being fertilized only within 12-24 hours after ovulation. The chances of pregnancy are high if you have intercourse every day before or around ovulation time. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further clarification and assistance.
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