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Is It Possible To Get Pregnant When Menstruating
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
Menstrual bleeding: Your monthly period, or menstrual bleeding, is due to sloughing of the uterus when no implantation occurs. Some women report mild bleeding during pregnancy, although this is not common. If you have heavy bleeding and cramps, this may be a miscarriage and you should seek medical care immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Superfecundation: Yes. It can happen following intercourse that occurs within a couple of days of fertilization of an egg (during the same cycle). There are reports of women having babies of different races and/or by different fathers, but they are very, very rare. ...Read more
Here's a thought...: A woman with a short cycle this month, say 24 days in her cycle, would ovulate around day 10 of her cycle. She tends to have week-long periods, with just light days at the end. She has sex during the 7th day of her period, and the sperm swim into her fallopian tubes over the next day or two, and some survive long enough to fertilize her egg that arrives on day 10 (3 days after she had sex). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after?: This depends on how long after. Having intercourse a few hours after ovulation creates a strong chance of getting pregnant,up to 33% according to this website: http://yourfertility.org.au/for-women/timing-and-conception I'm skeptical it's as high as 33% but it is fairly high. However,by 24 hours after ovulation the chances of conceiving drop to zero until about 5 days prior to your next ovulation. ...Read more
Technically no: You do not ovulate when you are pregnant, and do not have normal periods. But it is not uncommon to have some bleeding during pregnancy that can be somewhat like a period. That is not considered normal, and you should talk with your doctor if you are pregnant and have any bleeding. ...Read more
Yes: Believe it or not, pills are not 100% effective. In regular use (considering that some people are not even consistent with them or have ), failure rates are as high as 8%. They're much better than not using anything but really you should be considering a more long acting reversible method like the iud or the arm implant which you can just set and forget. ...Read more
In order to conceive: Naturally, you need to ovulate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Back to High School: A viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. You will hear that sometimes pregnancy, early on, can have some bleeding, but that is extremely rare. Any bleeding in pregnancy should be considered potentially dangerous if not miscarriage. If you are having your period you are not pregnant. ...Read more
See blow: You can't have your period while pregnant, but you can bleed while pregnant. Up to 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected period because of implantation bleeding. This is bleeding due to the baby attaching to the wall of the womb. The mother often mistates this for her period. ...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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