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How's Your Fertility

Without ovulation, it is impossible to get pregnant, because the eggs stay tucked away in the ovary and can never meet up with an amorous sperm.

Without viable sperm, the whole baby thing will never get off the ground, so if you know when youíre fertile and ovulating and youíre making love at those times but arenít getting any babies out of the deal, you may want to drive your sweetheart over to the urologist for a sperm count. Like women, menís fertility can be affected by stress, fatigue, excessive heat, drugs and illness.

Start Your Engines!

The NIEHS study found that, if intercourse occurs up to two days before or on the day of ovulation, the likelihood of pregnancy is 36%. Having sex between four and six days before ovulation lowers the statistical chance of getting pregnant to 10%. Sperm cells can live up to five days, but it less likely that old sperm will successfully fertilize the egg.

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