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Pregnant one week after intercourse ?

I found out i was pregnant one week exactly after intercourse. My question is, is it possible to find out one week later? It seems far fetched but i have heard a few stories of it happening. It's just hard for me to wrap my head around
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replied March 11th, 2010
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MommyOfTwo, It is possible but very unlikely.

* If you had sex in the few hours after or before ovulation,
* Having an orgasm from 45 seconds before he ejaculate to 2 minutes after he ejaculated (the cervix sucks the sperm right up into the fallopian tubes within a few seconds)
* If you produce a lot of hCG hormones
* If implantation starts at the earliest possible time (6 to 8 days past ovulation)
* You use the most sensitive pregnancy test on the market.

The important thing is to follow the instructions for the test exactly and to repeat the test 7 days later to confirm the pregnancy. Not all fertilized eggs do implant successfully (only about 50% actually) so it is very possible that the next test will show not pregnant (also called a chemical pregnancy).

Take care.
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replied March 11th, 2010
Thank you for that information, very helpful. I went to my dr. and confirmed pregnancy and he also did an ultrasound only stating it was very very early in the pregnancy. I saw him one week after i got my positive test result.
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