My friend says that in order to get pregnant, you need to have sex exactly on the day of ovulation. Is it so? (Tako, Georgia)


The most favorable period for sexual intercourse for the purpose of conception is the period 1-3 days before ovulation (the release of a mature egg from the ovary) and a day after. A woman usually ovulates 12-14 days after her period starts. Spermatozoa remain mobile and viable for 48-72 hours after sexual intercourse. So while it’s important to have intercourse shortly before ovulation, don’t worry if you can’t have sex exactly on the day you ovulate.