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How Soon After My Period Can I Get Pregnant
Variable: This depends on menstrual cycle length overall. Most women ovulate on cycle day 16-18 of a "normal" 28 day cycle. The first day of your period is cycle day 1. The differences in cycle length have to do with the # of days prior to ovulation. In general, most women are most fertile approximately 2-2.5 weeks after the first day of their period. ...Read more
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
Unlikely: The most opportune time to get pregnant is during ovulation. In a 28 day cycle, this normally occurs near the 14th day. Then again, anything is possible and why leave it to chance if you want to prevent pregnancy? Use contraception and if you are uncertain about being pregnant, take a home pregnancy test. All the best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy. Sperm can live for up to five days inside your genital tract. Some people ovulate as early as day 10 in their cycle. You won't know when ovulation happened until after it's over. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy, and it's been less than five days since you had sex, i would recommend a morning-after pill, like ella (ulipristal acetate). ...Read more
Sure: Sure. Anyone having sex without condoms or birth control can get pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more
Can i get pregnant if i had sex for a week straight unprotected and he came inside of me each time? Also, a day after my period can I get pregnant!
Fertility: You can only get pregnant when you ovulate and the window is open only about 48 hours. However, it is hard to predict when that occurs unless you are very regular. Ovulation generally occurs 2 weeks prior to the onset of your menses, but again this is not set in stone and i never recommend the rhythm method because it is unreliable and notorious for unwanted pregnancy. Use protection. ...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
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