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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Pregnant A Few Days After Giving Birth

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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 you get pregnant a week after ovulation without protection?

Can you get pregnant a week after ovulation without protection?

No: Women can get pregnant a week after when they think they ovulated, or a week after when they expected they would ovulate, but NOT a week after an actual ovulation. That's because a woman may ovulate later than when she thought she would ovulate, or later than her expected ovulation date. Her question then is, "How do I know the exact day I actually ovulated?" ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant a few days before your period starts?

Can you get pregnant a few days before your period starts?

Possible: Unlikely if you are regular, and you are sure your period is about to come. The problem is, there is always the chance a women can ovulate later in her cycle, and then there is the chance you could become pregnant because you would not know your period would not come until later, etc. Best to always use birth control and condoms too to prevent std's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant from precum a few hours before your period starts?

Can you get pregnant from precum a few hours before your period starts?

Extremely unlikely: But some advice: use protection 100% of the time when you have sex if you are not ready for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a girl get pregnant a couple days after her period and after taking her birth control?

Can a girl get pregnant a couple days after her period and after taking her birth control?

Yes: Strict answer to your question is yes. If you have sex you can get pregnant at any time despite timing of your period or birth control. Of course the "odds" of getting pregnant can significantly be reduced (with above mentioned factors), but are never "zero" if sexually active. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant if you get your normal monthly period a few hours after unprotected sex? I also took Plan B 60 hours after this occurred.

No: You are typically not fertile during your menstrual cycle. Plan b was probably not necessary and may cause your next period to be at an abnormal time. In the future emergency contraception has the best results if used within 48 hours. ...Read more

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If you take the abortion pill and have sex a week after can you get pregnant?

If you take the abortion pill and have sex a week after can you get pregnant?

Unlikely: But not theoretically impossible. If you are fertile, as soon as you ovulate after abortion you are at risk of becoming pregnant again. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if you miss a few of the birht control pills and take one after you have intercourse?

Missed pill: You really shouldn't be having unprotected sex if you miss more then one pill per cycle. So, yes in the situation you described you can get pregnant. Probably time to use a condom back up. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant 7-10 days after a abortion?

NO: It would take at least several weeks before ovulation would occur after the end of a pregnancy - abortion or otherwise. Conception will not occur until ovulation. ...Read more

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Will miniygnon prevent pregnancy if you took it a few minutes after unprotected sex?

Will miniygnon prevent pregnancy if you took it a few minutes after unprotected sex?

Taking it daily: If you are taking it daily ,yes ,if you are taking it as a morning after pill, unfortunately it would require too many pills approx.15 of those pills, 12 hours apart to obtain the 'morning after pill effect'.your best bet would be to take PlanB or Ella (ulipristal acetate) ...Read more

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If you have sex and get pregnant, and then a few days later start on birth control pills, would it make you lose the baby?

If you have sex and get pregnant, and then a few days later start on birth control pills, would it make you lose the baby?

No: No but why would you take the pills once you are pregnant. I would stop them right away if this happened by mistake. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do periods get lighter after a few months when you take the pill?

They are supposed to: Yes! that is one of the non-contraceptive benefits of birth control pills. They causes menes to become lighter, less painful and very predictable, regular. If the pill isn't doing that, you may do better with a different pill formulation. ...Read more

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Can you become pregnant a few days before your period?

Can you become pregnant a few days before your period?

Pregnant: You can become pregnant at any time; especially if that is not what is planned. However, if you want to get pregnant, it is usually best to try around ovulation. ...Read more

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If you have sex a couple of hours before you start your period can you still get pregnant?

If you have sex a couple of hours before you start your period can you still get pregnant?

Unlikely: If your periods are regular and the period is normal, its unlikely to get pregnant. Many women are irregular, light spotting may be a sign of implantation from prior fertilization and not a period. So you could be pregnant from prior month. Rhythm method is only partially effective as a birth control method. It also doesn't protect you from venereal diseases. ...Read more

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Can a urine determine if you are pregnant 5weeks after giving birth?

Maybe: The pregnancy hormone takes a long time to clear your blood stream. On the other hand, it could be a new pregnancy or retained placenta (after-birth) from your birth. You need to ask your doctor for a blood test giving the number of the pregnancy hormone. ...Read more