If you are having unprotected sex during periods then this is a must-read article for you.You must be baffled by the question whether you can get pregnant during the period or not.
Pregnancy is a very delicate term for every woman. It is the time they change from a woman to a mother.
That is why women are getting cautious over sex. If over the heat of the moment they fall prey to unprotected sex, they instantly pop oral contraceptive pills available as over the counter drug or look over the internet for an answer, if the phase they are in is good or bad for pregnancy.
Well, the phase of your menstrual cycle you indefinitely determine whether you are going to get pregnant or not. But that doesn’t mean there are times where you cannot get pregnant. Each day of your cycle have chances of you becoming pregnant, while some have fewer chances others have more.
As we know, a woman ovulates on the exact 14th day of her cycle. The egg has the capability to get fertilized for 24 hours only. Hence, if you know the exact length of your cycle, you can predict the fertility times easily.
But 95% women suffer from irregular menstrual cycles, i.e. their cycles are not of the same length every month. Sometimes it is 30 days, sometimes 35 or sometimes 45. This is the time when you cannot predict the exact time of your ovulation and hence cannot predict the time when you are most likely to conceive.
The best time to conceive is just two days after your bleeding phase gets over and it lasts for about 8th day to the 15th day depending on your cycle. Rest of time you have less likely chances to get pregnant.
Can You Get Pregnant During Your Periods
But now the question arises is that can you get pregnant during your periods?
The answer is 50% yes and 50% no.
A period is a time when you get sexually aroused, and your arousal capability is as its peak because your hormones are surging in the body. This is why sex is most pleasurable for women during their periods.
But having unprotected sex is not recommended during your periods especially because at this time you have the maximum chances of getting infections down there.
The “50% no” answer of mine above to your question belongs to those people who have a regular cycle of 28-30 days. They would not get pregnant in between periods. But those who do not get regular length cycles are very likely to get pregnant.
This is because women having a regular cycle will ovulate only on the 14th day but women having irregular cycle can ovulate just after your periods. The last day blood of your periods can be due to ovulation which some of you mistake as the last fragments of your uterus lining.
It is also possible for the sperm to live in your vagina for 3-4 days and if you ovulate just after your periods you might get pregnant from the remnant sperms.
So the conclusion is that women who have a regular cycle have less than 2% chances of getting pregnant, but women who have irregular cycles can easily get pregnant during their periods.
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.
It is always better to have protected sex if you are not ready to get pregnant or not ready to settle with one man because it would save you from the harm of infections and sexually transmitted diseases and also would save a life from getting aborted.