What Are The Chances of Getting Pregnant While On My Period?

It is technically possible for you to get pregnant while on your period. Having said that, your chances of getting pregnant while on your period are extremely low.

TO understand how you could get pregnant while on your period, it is important to understand how exactly a woman’s menstrual and ovulatory cycle works, and how conception occurs.

Conception will occur when a sperm meets an egg in the woman’s fallopian tube. During a woman’s monthly cycle, one of her ovaries will release an egg into the fallopian tube. This is called ovulation. This egg can only survive for around one day in your fallopian tube. Therefore, a sperm would have to meet it pretty much right away when you ovulate.

If the egg is not fertilized, the egg and the lining of the uterus are shed. This is what causes your menstrual period. As you can see, the period and ovulation are two distinct times in a woman’s cycle.

For you to get pregnant while on your period, one of several things would have to happen. If your menstrual cycle is extremely short, it is possible that you could begin ovulating right as you are done menstruating. Another possibility is if you tend to bleed for a long period of time during your period. If this is the case, it could be that you are still bleeding long after you are actually done menstruating, and while you are actually ovulating.

There is another possible way that you can get pregnant while on your period. If your period ends just a few days before you ovulate, it is possible that the sperm can live inside of your body for several days. It could be that the sperm from as many as 6 or 7 days ago can make you pregnant.

Another possibility is breakthrough vaginal bleeding. Sometimes, a woman may bleed a little bit during the time that she ovulates, and this could be mistaken for a period. However, a woman’s normal period would have to be very short for her to make this mistake.

Overall, it is very, very uncommon for a woman to get pregnant while on her period.


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