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Can I get pregnant a week before my period?

Can I get pregnant a week before my period?

Sure: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. Having sex around the time of ovulation is the most efficient way. Having sex at other times in the cycle is lower risk but one never knows exactly when ovulation will occur. ...Read more

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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Can I get pregnant one week before my period?

Can I get pregnant one week before my period?

Not usually: Ovulation occurs about 2 weeks prior to next period. But - you should still use protection every time you have sex if you don't want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant a week before my period if I have a 28-29 cycle? Also used a condom

Can I get pregnant a week before my period if I have a 28-29 cycle? Also used a condom

YES/NO: Pregnancy has been documented from exposure on any day of a woman's cycle, including during menses. That said, it is more likely mid-cycle, particularly for those with regular patterns. Proper condom use (size, application before any intercourse) reduces pregnancy risk below 1%. Intercourse before condom application permits enough sperm leakage to start a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant a week before my period starts if having intercourse but coming outside but doing it again right after.

Can I get pregnant a week before my period starts if having intercourse but coming outside but doing it again right after.

Fertile period: Usually, ovulation occurs about 14 days before the first day of your menstrual cycle (based on a 28 day cycle). So it's unlikely that you could get pregnant one week before- but not impossible. Best to use an ovulation predictor so you can know when your best chance for conception happens. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant a week before my next period?

Can I get pregnant a week before my next period?

Yes: While there is a optimal time to get pregnant each month, as long as the egg and sperm are around each other it is possible. Also younger women tend to have more variation on when they ovulate. Consider using condoms and/or birth control if you don't wish to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant 2 weeks before my next period?

Can I get pregnant 2 weeks before my next period?

Ovulation: Absolutely. You are most fertile when you are ovulating. Ovulation usually occurs just shy of halfway through your cycle. Sperm left in the vagina during the five days prior to ovulation are the most likely to cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy possible b4 your period? I know an egg must be present but can some1 get pregnant the week before their period and get menstral 1 day late

Yes: Pregnancy is always possible in a reproductive age female, who is not menopausal engaging in unprotected intercourse. While regular menses are a reasonable indication of ovulatory function and timing; it is not a definitive indicator and should not be used as a contraceptive method. When in doubt, do a pregnancy test and repeat, if necessary. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant the week after your period?

Can you get pregnant the week after your period?

Yes: You can get pregnant from having intercourse any day of your cycle. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant a week before my period is due?

Is it possible to get pregnant a week before my period is due?

Yes: Pregnancy has been documented from intercourse occurring on any day of a woman's cycle, including during menses. That would be more likely than on the midcycle days, but it happens. Unless you want to get pregnant, use some form of BC for any exposure. ...Read more

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If I get pregnant a week before my period could I still have my period?

If I get pregnant a week before my period could I still have my period?

Pregnancy: Some women bleed right after they first get pregnant, which to them looks like a period. This actually is implantation bleeding and not a real period. It also could be from an ectopic or tubal pregnancy. Do a home pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. If the bleeding is associated with severe pain be seen right away. ...Read more

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If I get pregnant one week before my period when should I test?

If I get pregnant one week before my period when should I test?

When miss cycle: When you miss a menses, then you can test. It usually takes 2 weeks to show a positive from the time of conception. ...Read more

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My boyfriend came in me a week before my period is due to start, I'm 16 and could I get pregnant?

My boyfriend came in me a week before my period is due to start, I'm 16 and could I get pregnant?

Highest chance of: Becoming pregnant is right at, just before & just after ovulation. Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to next anticipated period. Would strongly encourage protection with any sexual intercourse if pregnancy is not desired. ...Read more

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The week before my period I get ridiculously bloated. Gets to where I look 5 or 6 months pregnant. What's the best thing to take for it?

The week before my period I get ridiculously bloated. Gets to where I look 5 or 6 months pregnant. What's the best thing to take for it?

Some options: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...Read more

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My period cycle is typically 30 days and my periods only last about 4 days. Is it possible for me to get pregnant a week before my period starts?

Yes: It is important to realize that ovulation is not always an exactly timed event! I usually tell folks who are trying to get pregnant to have sex every other day from cycle day 10-20 but feel free to "practice" at other times as well. You are not at the most fertile portion of your cycle but if you had unprotected intercourse you are not completely safe. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex a week before my period is there a chance I could get pregnant?

I had unprotected sex a week before my period is there a chance I could get pregnant?

Yes: Unprotected sex prior to an expected period can lead to a pregnancy. You should try a home pregnancy test if your period is more than 10 days or 2 weeks late. You might be too late for the morning after pill. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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