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i just finished my period today. and i had unprotected sex, can i still get pregnant? this is the second time i try to have a child. first during ovulation, and now on the same day i finish my period.

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
It's : It's possible, but less likely that you would get pregnant at the end of your period as opposed to a week or two after your period. If you have a regular cycle, the most fertile time for most women is a week or two after your period has ended. This is when most women ovulate and having sex around the time of ovulation increases the chances of the sperm fertilizing the egg. Besides timing, other ways to tell when you are ovulating are a slightly increased body temperature (if you take your temperature at the same time every day, you may notice a pattern) and a change in vaginal discharge (stringy and more like uncooked egg-white). If you are having difficulty conceiving, you should call your doctor to discuss. Good luck!
Dr. Richard Reams
Specializes in Family Medicine
If take temperature use a large thermometer with small increments to better reveal slight variations in you temperature.
May 20, 2015

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