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Can someone get pregnant during her period?

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Matron Ben
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Can someone get pregnant during her period?

Unread post by Matron Ben » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:33 am

It's a common misconception that if a woman has sex during her period she cannot become pregnant. While a woman is unlikely to get pregnant during her period, it is absolutely possible.

Yes, it's possible to get pregnant during your period. You'd have to have a very short menstrual cycle, which is the time from the first day of one period to the first day of the next period, or a tendency to have long periods.

Conception occurs when an egg and sperm meet in a fallopian tube. Sometime during the middle of your menstrual cycle, most likely between the 12th and 16th days (if you have a 28-day cycle), an egg reaches maturity in one of the two ovaries. The ovary releases the egg into the abdomen, where it's quickly sucked up by the tulip-shaped opening of the nearest fallopian tube.

An egg can survive in your fallopian tube for about 24 hours after it's released from the ovary. And if sperm are present in your fallopian tube at that time, one of them may fertilize the egg and lead to a pregnancy. If the egg isn't fertilized, it's shed along with your uterine lining during your period.

A typical menstrual cycle is about 28 days long, but some women have cycles as short as 22 days. If you have a shorter cycle, you could ovulate just a few days after your period ends. And since sperm can survive in your reproductive tract for up to three to five days, if you meet your partner during your period, it's possible that the sperm may still be hanging around when you ovulate, ready to fertilize the egg.

It's also possible to mistake breakthrough bleeding — spotting between your periods — for a regular period. So you may be bleeding right at the time of ovulation, when you're most fertile. If you were to conceive at this time, you might believe that you were having your period when you got pregnant.

If you had unprotected sex during your period and are concerned that you may be pregnant, look out for symptoms like mild lower abdominal cramping, spotting (implantation spotting, a fairly common cause of bleeding once the egg has been fertilized), breast tenderness and moodiness. These symptoms can occur as early as two weeks after ovulation.

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Re: Can someone get pregnant during her period?

Unread post by Olami » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:42 am

with your explanation, there is 100 percent assurance that someone can be pregnant while doing her menstruation.

Thanks alot

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Re: Can someone get pregnant during her period?

Unread post by Maupe » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:07 pm

It is possible for women to get pregnant even if she is bleeding from her vagina. Sometimes ovulation may occur before your period is over and sometimes it happens soon after. In both cases, if there are sperms in the vagina, it is possible that the egg released during ovulation is fertilized and you get pregnant.

Also, in some cases, women experience slight bleeding during ovulation. Though this bleeding may look like menstruation, it is not. It is commonly known as mid cycle bleeding or spotting. If you have unprotected sex during this time, it is possible that you might get pregnant.

Thanks a lot for information.

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