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Can i become pregnant while having sex during my period?

Can i become pregnant while having sex during my period?

Yes.: Young women (teenagers especially) have erratic menstrual cycles and ovulate unpredictably. If the unhygienic practice of vaginal intercourse during menstruation happens to coincide with an ovulatory event, then you can and will get pregnant with 20-30% chance per cycle. Remember that sperm lives for up to 5 days in your genital tract, thus conception can occur after intercourse. Folate (folic acid) 1-5 mg! ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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So i'm curious if i become pregnant while on my period will my period just stop in the middle of it?

So i'm curious if i become pregnant while on my period will my period just stop in the middle of it?

It doesn't: Exactly work that way. A woman could have sex on the last day of her period. If she has a very short menstrual cycle- than she might ovulate while there is still viable sperm in her body. In that situation, she had sex during her period but the actual conception does not occur until she is ovulating. ...Read more

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Can i become pregnant 3 days before my period?

Can i become pregnant 3 days before my period?

Yes: Implantation takes place 7-10 days after fertilization. If it took place at the early end of the range, you could be pregnant even sooner than three days before your period. However, pregnancy test may not be positive at that time and you should wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I had my period on 1/11/14 what's the best day can I become pregnant?

I had my period on 1/11/14 what's the best day can I become pregnant?

Not how it works: Your period is not how one plans or predicts fertility. You get pregnant when the ovary releases the egg each month. This is called ovulation. Sperm left inside of the vagina on the five days leading up to ovulation are the sperm most likely to cause pregnancy. Every female should know when they ovulate in their cycle. ...Read more

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My period date is passed si can I do sex or shall i wait i want to become pregnant?

Pregnant: Ovulation usually occurs midcycle. So calculate about 10 days from the start of your last period and then start having relations with your partner for the next few days to maximize your chances. This is on the presumption that your periods are regular and that ovulation occurs midcycle. ...Read more

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Just found out i'm pregnant! i actually conceived while on my period :). How rare is that?

Rare: Rare.... But not impossible. We here on healthtap are constantly reminding women that they can get pregnant at any point in their cycle. There are no 'safe' days. The most fertile days for average woman is day #10-14 after starting period. My own mother swears she conceived me while on her period, so it can't be that rare! good luck! ...Read more

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Can i be pregnant even if i had my period and conceived a week before my period i'm showing symptoms?

Can i be pregnant even if i had my period and conceived a week before my period i'm showing symptoms?

Get a test!: Pregnancy tests, even over-the-counter ones, are very accurate. Generally, if you conceived more than 14 days ago, the pregnancy test will be positive. There is a chance that you conceived too recently for the test to pick up the low levels of hormone in your system. If you had intercourse less than two weeks ago, then you will need to repeat the test when it has been at least two weeks. ...Read more

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My period s are bright from beginning to end and i have not been able to become pregnant help me what is wrong?

My period s are bright from beginning to end and i have not been able to become pregnant help me what is wrong?

I can't tell: you why you haven't become pregnant. BUT - not to worry about bright colored menstrual blood. The color of menstrual blood is not clinically significant. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more