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Posted by: Natasja | 2007/03/07

Firtilization

Hi
How long does it take after intercourse to get firtilized.We had sex on Friday,i`m was ovulating!We had problems to get pregant before,but luckily it happend.Now i just want to know how long after intercourse will the egg get firtilized and latch.

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Dear NAtasja

Fertilisation starts within 24hrs of intercourse but it takes at least 3-5 days before the embryo reaches the womb and begins to implant. It takes at least another 7-10 days after that for a sensitive blood pregnancy test to show a positive result. A home pregnancy test may take about 14 days after ovulation to register a positive result.

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