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Why doesn't pregnancy happen if ovulating?

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My boyfriend and I had sex on the days I was ovulating. I feel like I am getting ready to start my period around the 1st of the month. I am just wondering....If you have sex on the days you are ovulating why do you not get pregnant? Probably a dumb question but just wondering
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replied August 19th, 2011
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Chances of pregnancy can be affected even if you are ovulating normally due to presence of hormonal derangements, infections in vagina or cervix, uterine abnormalities etc. Few women can also experience period like bleeding (decidual bleed) during first few months of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods. If they are abnormal or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, visit your gynecologist/obstetrician for examination and tests to confirm/rule out pregnancy. If pregnancy gets ruled out, go ahead with further evaluation to rule out chances of hormonal imbalances, presence of infections etc that can affect the fertility levels. Get started on treatment as appropriate.
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