Can You Get Pregnant During Your Period?


Have you ever wondered if you can get pregnant during your period?
 
Technically the answer is, “No, you can’t get pregnant during your period.”
 
However, the exception to the rule here has to do with the lifespan of sperm. Sperm can actually live up to 5 days after being released during sex. So, if you have sex at the end of your period and you have a history of ovulating early in your cycle, the sperm could hang out and fertilize an egg a few days after your period ends!!
 
The other thing to look for though is what is called, ovulatory spotting. Some women experience light spotting during ovulation. This spotting is sometimes confused with menstruation. So, women may think they were having sex during their period, when in actuality it was during ovulation!
 
There are always twists and turns in the world of fertility, aren’t there? Smile

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I started my period on the 1st and I had unprotected sex on the 5th but I was still on my period and he ejaculated in me and I just got off my period on the 7th and I started ovulating.. Is there any way that I could be pregnant

Anonymous — Feb 08, 2012
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use a condom Smile

Anonymous — Aug 19, 2011
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i am trying to concieve and my last month menstration was abnormal cos i was on 28 days circle and menstrated 7 days after i was supposed to have menstrated,i am really worried about this because my last menstration was 6 of january thinking if i am to menstrate this month then it should be 4 of febuary but now i have missed it again.am i pregnant

Anonymous — Feb 05, 2011
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I had sex the 2 and started my period the 3 them had sec the 8 well on my period then the 12 and the 13 can I be pergnant

Anonymous — Jan 30, 2011
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Is last day of menstrual period safe from being pregnant?

Anonymous — Jan 09, 2011
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it is safe to have sex if there is menstruation

Maricar Saelim — Aug 13, 2010
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which days can protect from pregnency?
when is it safe to have sex?

Anonymous — Jun 22, 2010
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which days can protect from pregnency?
when is it safe to have sex?

Anonymous — Jun 22, 2010
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Whichdays can protect from pregnency ?

Anonymous — Nov 04, 2009
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