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Fertility and conception

My husband and I suffered through a miscarriage a few months ago. Now we are actively trying to conceive and have been charting my ovulation since December 2009. Recently, I found that I ovulate late in my cycle, but we had intercourse the day before the ovulation strip turned a darker pink than the next day when it was its darkest. My question is what are our chances of conceiving if we detected ovulation, had intercourse the day before ovulation and then the same day I ovulated? I am eager to know my percentage considering I am nearing my 40's.
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replied January 12th, 2010
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the status of your pregnancy. Pregnancy occurs only during the time of ovulation. Ovulation is the release of a single, mature egg from a follicle that developed in the ovary. It usually occurs regularly, around day 14 of a 28-day menstrual cycle. The ideal timing of intercourse in order to conceive is day 10, 12, 14 and 16 (in case of late ovulation) of a 28 day cycle. Since you had intercourse around ovulation, so chances of pregnancy are high but your advancing age is a hitch in conceiving. You can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test. Aimstrip pregnancy test gives good results and can detect 20 mIU of HCG.

I sincerely suggest you to do a urine for pregnancy test and if the test comes negative, then please wait for your periods and repeat the test after 1 week of your missed periods date. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.




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