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Old Mar 4th, 2018, 15:57 PM   1
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EWCM and ovulation


DH & I are currently NTNP for #3, so I'm not temping or using OPK's. DH & I DTD on Thursday (CD 11). The next day (through today) I've noticed the EWCM. My question is, is there still a chance that I could get pregnant? Usually the EWCM is before ovulation (I believe) so I wasn't sure if we DTD too early? I also noticed cramps (O pain?) on Saturday.

DH is out of town so we won't be able to BD again until Tuesday.

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Old Mar 4th, 2018, 19:51 PM   2
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Your fertile mucus patch is going to be mostly during your fertile period - the days leading up to and including ovulation. Once O occurs, your CM dries up pretty quickly. Sperm can survive up to 7 days (5 being the more common upper end, 7 is fairly extraordinary) so there is still a chance. But I'd try to make it happen tonight just to give yourself a better shot!

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