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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 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 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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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