Q: For how many days in my menstrual cycle can I get pregnant?

A: Previously, people believed that you had three to four days before and three to four days after ovulation to get pregnant. That is now considered incorrect.

Recent studies have shown that you can only get prenant when making love on your fertile days, the four to five days before ovulation and the day of ovulation. Your chance getting pregnant increases if you make love closer to the day of ovulation, the 1-2 days before ovulation, and it also increases if you make love once a day as compared to less. Your chances getting pregnant also improve if you make love regularly throughout the menstrual cycle, not just during your fertile days.

Your chance getting pregnant is nearly zero if you have sex after ovulation.