In this article, we talk about the possibility of conception after sexual intercourse on the second day past ovulation. What are the chances of pregnancy percentage-wise? What is the basal body temperature during this period? And also sensations two days past ovulation.
If intimacy occurred on the 2nd day past ovulation, the probability of becoming pregnant are negligible – only 0.8% of women conceived a child during this period.
Is it possible to get pregnant 2 days past ovulation?
The highest chance of conception is on the eve or on the day of ovulation. The matured egg is ready for fusion with the sperm for about 24 hours. Thus, if (for example) ovulation occurred yesterday – the probability of becoming pregnant on the next day after egg release is still quite high – about 10%.
You could get pregnant on the second day past ovulation, but the probability is extremely small. The fact of the matter is – a matured egg does not live longer than 24 hours. Then, where did all those pregnant cases come from? Most likely explanation is that – these women did not have one, but two ovulations in the cycle.
What are the sensations two days past ovulation?
On the second day past ovulation, the corpus luteum already actively produces progesterone and the woman’s basal body temperature rises. The indicators are most often 0.1-0.3 °C or 0.18-0.54°F above the average temperature in the first phase.
The basal body temperature on the second day past ovulation is clearly higher than the average BBT of the first phase – which means that there is a sufficient amount of progesterone. The BBT will continue rising.
Estrogen during this period is suppressed by the “pregnancy hormone” (progesterone) and so vaginal discharge also changes. Cervical mucus is no longer watery and transparent, as before and during ovulation. It is transparent or whitish-transparent, creamy, scanty or moderate leucorrhoea.
Sensations after ovulation
On the very next day after ovulation, a woman might feel the following symptoms which are characteristic for the second phase:
- mild chills due to increased BBT;
- soreness or fullness in the chest, as a symptom of blood rush and volume increase;
- aching pain in the lower abdomen or lower back.
Note(!): Pulling pain in the lower abdomen a day after ovulation, does not yet indicate a possible pregnancy. Most likely this is due to the free fluid pressure in the abdominal cavity or by the direct pressure exerted on the nerve endings by the enlarged uterus. For early pregnancy diagnosis, there must be numerous symptoms and sensations, but at a later time.
Pregnancy is determined only after implantation. Here are some of the symptoms:
- continuously high BBT – 0.3-0.5° C (0.54-0.9 °F) above the basal body temperature average in the first phase;
- BBT drop on the 7–10th day past ovulation and returns the next day to the average (second phase) indicators;
- aching, pulling pain in the lower abdomen for a day or constantly since ovulation;
- implantation bleeding;
- colds, chills due to a drop in immunity, and other.
The main confirmation of the pregnancy onset is the absence of menstruation, while BBT indicators are within the second phase average, and a positive pregnancy test, of course!