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Can a woman get pregnant anytime during her cycle or is it only possible during ovulation and her fertility days?

Can a woman get pregnant anytime during her cycle or is it only possible during ovulation and her fertility days?

Ovulation: A woman can only get pregnant around the time of ovulation. Sperm can live in the vagina for up to five days. Thus it's possible to have sex before you ovulate and to get pregnant from that encounter. Most women ovulate days nine through 14 of their cycle. However having said that, i tell patients there are no "safe" days. Some women cannot be late as early as d6 and some might ovulate day 19. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can a woman get pregnant during her period if irregular?

Can a woman get pregnant during her period if irregular?

Yes: Because with irregular periods you don't know when you ovulate. Also sometimes bleeding can happen in early pregnancy.So of you don't use contraception there is always a chance of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a woman be fertile and get pregnant the day after her period?

Can a woman be fertile and get pregnant the day after her period?

Unlikely: Please remember fertility is about ovulation not about periods. Periods happen when the ovulated egg is not impregnated. You should know when you ovulate in your cycle so that your body is not such a mystery to you. ...Read more

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Can a female get her period again during pregnancy?

Can a female get her period again during pregnancy?

No: Periods do not occur during a woman's pregnancy. Sometimes there can be bleeding during pregnancy but it is not a period. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant during her mp?

Can a woman get pregnant during her mp?

NO: A woman should not get pregnant if she is truly menstruating normally at the time of sex. ...Read more

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Can a woman ever get pregnant during her menstrual period?

Can a woman ever get pregnant during her menstrual period?

Yes: Theoretically, a woman can be fertile during her menstrual flow or just after it stops. If it is a 21 day cycle and 7 days of menstrual flow, ovulation probably occurs just after the period and you can get pregnant a few days before ovulation. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant while in her periods?

Can a woman get pregnant while in her periods?

Yes.: As ovulation can occur erratically sometimes, it is possible (though not likely) to conceive during menstruation - the sperm can survive up to five days in the female genital tract. ...Read more

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Can a woman be fertile during her period?

Can a woman be fertile during her period?

Fertility: No. That is not how nature works. Fertility is called ovulation. Sperm left in the vagina on the five days before ovulation are the sperm that will cause pregnancy. Ovulation is the release of the egg from the ovary and is the most important part of the menstrual cycle. Ovulation occurs on the other side of the cycle. Menstruation occurs when an egg has not been fertilized. ...Read more

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Can a girl get pregnant during her period?

Can a girl get pregnant during her period?

No: No but with a caveat: if the girl has irregular periods then yes, she can get pregnant since what she may be having is "break through bleeding" during which time she could be ovulating. Otherwise, with a normal period it is not possible, there is a 12 hr window for ovulation and the blood is not only harmful to the sperm but also to an embryo. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant if she had sex during her period?

Can a woman get pregnant if she had sex during her period?

Usually not: If the bleeding truly represents the end of a cycle, then ovulation is not occurring during this time. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant 2 weeks before her period is due?

Can a woman get pregnant 2 weeks before her period is due?

Yes: Two weeks prior to the onset of a menstrual period is actually the most fertile time in the menstrual cycle. This usually occurs on cycle 16-18 if you count the first day of your period as cycle day 1. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant if she has sex a week before ovulation?

Can a woman get pregnant if she has sex a week before ovulation?

Possibly: If she really desires to be pregnant then timing sex to begin starting a few days before ovulation is a good idea. If she doesn't want to be pregnant she should use protection at all times. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant eight days after her period?

That is possible: If she has a very short menstrual cycle - she could become pregnant 8 days after the first day of her period. This means it is important to use protection every time you have sex if you aren't ready to become a parent. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant eight days after her period?

Can a woman get pregnant eight days after her period?

Yes.: The follicular phase starts the first day of the LMP and continues until ovulation. It can differ markedly between women from 7 to 40 days. The second half, the luteal phase is more precise usually12-16 days from day of ovulation to period. The length of the follicular phase can be changed through factors such as stress and illness. ...Read more

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How can a woman get her period while pregnant?

How can a woman get her period while pregnant?

She cannot: During a normal menstrual period, a woman's uterus sheds (loses) its lining, leading to the bleeding... and she gets a new lining the next cycle. If she were pregnant, and replaced the lining of her uterus, the pregnancy would be lost too. Pregnant women do get vaginal bleeding sometimes, but it is not a menstrual period (even if it sort of looks like one). ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more