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But many days of not having sex can throw off conception.

"It's easy to miss the fertile period if sex is limited only to when you think you're ovulating because many women believe they're ovulating when they actually aren't," says Samuel Wood, M.

"If you're in tune with your body, you may notice that you have an increased clear egg-white-like vaginal discharge a few days before ovulation," says Yvonne Bohn, M. But many women miss this, and some mistakenly think their normal discharge is a sign of ovulation. Seibel says that using an ovulation predictor kit can give a more accurate answer.If you have an ovulation predictor kit, or if you're charting your basal body temperature or using the calendar method to try to identify ovulation, you may think it makes sense to get physical the day of ovulation -- but that may be too late.After ovulation, the egg can be fertilized for only about 24 hours.Chen says it's a good idea to seek out a specialist right away.Often, when couples are trying to conceive, they focus so intensely on their reproductive health, they neglect their overall health.

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