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Hi,
Greetings of the day
My name is shalini.as I know that during ovulation if women become pregnant if she intercourse.I want to know how one should know this is the fertility day like my last period day was 9 mar 2014 my cycle is 28 days so when is the fertile day also I would like to share that every alternate day after my period we both intercourse only 4 days twice times in a month we could not did any thing so it might be possible that 4 days was my fertile day and I missed that day.pleas guide me .

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Shalini

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Hello Shalini,

If you have regular 28 day cycles, then ovulation is occurring on CD#14 (start the count from the 1st day of your period).  With that knowledge, you should follow the following protocol to increase your chances of pregnancy:

CD#1    Day the period bleed begins (1st day of flow)
CD#10   Stop having intercourse
CD#13-16   Begin intercourse once per day, only one time per day, one ejaculation only.
CD#17+  May continue normal activity.

The only days that are fertile in your cycle are CD#13,14 and 15.  Those are the days that you absolutely should have intercourse.  All other days in the month are for recreational sex only.

Good Luck,

Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program
www.montereybayivf.com

Monterey, California, U.S.A.

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I am a specialist in infertility and advanced gynecological care. I can answer questions about infertility, gynecology related ills, menopause...virtually anything that affects women's health. PLEASE tell me where you are writing from as I am always interested.

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I have been practicing as an Ob/Gyn and Infertility Specialist for over 23 years. Gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, basic infertility, IUI's, IVF, reproductive surgery, and ovulation induction are all areas of my expertise. I am Board Certified. I have been doing In Vitro Fertilization in my clinic for 19 years.

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American College of OB/GYN, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists,Resolve-National Chapter, Open Path - Northern California, Board of Directors Monterey Medical Society

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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wall Street Journal, Monterey Herald, SERMO, Women's Health and Fertility Blog

Education/Credentials
Medical Degree from Stanford University, Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Reproductive Training at Pacific Fertility Center, San Francisco

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