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Does a woman have one ovulation day or three?

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2 years ago
I have the App called, "My Days" and it says that I have five days of high fertility and one ovulation day. However, parenting.com and other sites, such as WebMD say that I have three ovulation days. I'm really confused and would like to know whether a woman has one day of ovulation or three and how it works exactly (any references would be great). The reason I ask is this: I go by the, "My Days" App and I had intercourse with my husband the entire week of high fertility, except the day (the 25 Feb) when it says that I ovulated. I'm wanting to know if there's a chance I could still be pregnant. Also, many sites say that when a man ejacluates into a woman, it takes up to three days for the sperm to reach the egg. Does anyone know if this is true or not and if this is the reason why many sites say that a woman has three ovulation days? If not, it's okay. I may have to make an appointment with my doctor.

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2 years ago
Ovulation is when the ovary releases an egg. That only happens once, so there is really only one day when you ovulate. But since it's not possible to tell when exactly the egg was released (without invasive testing) a lot of calculators will estimate by giving you 3 days in which you are most likely to ovulate. Of course, this is all assuming that your cycle is average, which it may not be. I suggest using the home ovulation test kits to find out exactly when you ovulate.As far as sperm is concerned, it generally takes 2-3 days for one to reach the egg. Sperm usually live for 3-5 days, but sometimes can live for up to 7 days.Assuming everything is normal for both you and your husband there is a good chance you may be pregnant. Wait until your next expected period before tkaing a pregnancy test. Taking one sooner may result in a false negative.
2 years ago
Thanks V! 

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