Re: Getting Pregnant After Ovulation
OK, first of all, you say a girl is "most likely" to ovulate on a certain day. I'd like stress that "most likely" does not mean definately. "Most likely" means that there is a chance she will ovulate on a different day. This is very true, as a woman's cycle can vary. In fact, when a woman is trying to get pregnant, she may measure her temperature to determine which day she is ovulating, and even then it is not concrete science. So, you can't really go by the "most likely" day of ovulation if you're trying to avoid pregnancy.
Plus, ovulation can occur over the course of several days. So, if sexual intercourse took place 2-3 days after her ovulation "day," she still might be ovulating, as it is not really a day, but more like an "ovulation period." So, I'd say the chances of pregnancy are pretty good 2-3 days after the "day."
Especially when you factor in that cycles vary. Here you have a particular day when a girl is most likely to ovulate but it also wouldn't be unusual if she ovulated 2-3 days before or after (or anytime within the month really), so you really have this spread of time, plus considering she might ovulate for longer than just a day.
Yup, every way I look at this, 2-3 days after ovulation sounds like a good chance of pregnancy. Plus, sperm can live in a woman for about 2-3 days, so you have to think about that as well.
Best bet is to use protection (condom) and probably birth control too if you're not ready to have a baby. Or just wait to have sex until you're ready.