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Can You Still Get Pregnant On Your Period
It : It is a long shot. All the stars would need to align. If you had your unprotected sex around the last day of menses and you still had viable sperm by the time you ovulated. Since the average sperm can live around 3 to 7 days (occassionally longer), you would have to ovulate within that time frame. ...Read more
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
No: You should not have bleeding while you ovulate. Some women may have a slight bit of spotting during that time. However if you are having heavy bleeding then either you are not ovulating or there is something wrong causing the bleeding. Generally you will ovulate about 2 weeks after your period starts. ...Read more
Less likely: If your period is regular, monthly, sperm from sex during your period would not likely still be alive at the time you ovulate. The problem si that many young women may not have truly regualar periods. Just because you are bleeding doesn't mean it's always a normal period. So sometimes you can still get pregnant if you have sex while bleeding. ...Read more
Fertile Days: Yes and we think that the average fertility rate is about 20% (but the rate decreases with female age). The egg is healthy for about 18 hours after ovulation. The sperm live inside the woman for 2 days reliably but occasionally for much longer. We usually recommend sex every other day around ovulation to maximize sperm quality and timing. Keep track as fertility doc will want data if problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, not unless...: A woman cannot get pregnant during her normal regular periods. However, if she has some spotting and is not on her period, but mistakenly thinks she is on her period, it is possible that she is fertile during the spotting. Also, if she has "long periods", the last couple days of a "long period's" spotting might be close enough to her ovulation day if she has short cycles (such as 3 week cycles). ...Read more
Very Unlikely: to get pregnant while on your period. But as they say nothing is impossible. ...Read more
See below: It's the other way around. You're pregnant and you don't know it. Up to 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected periods because the baby as implanted into the womb. This gives the impression of a period when it's not. ...Read more
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