There is a widespread problem that exists among many couples who are sexually active. It is that they are relying on what is considered the safe period of the month to engage in sexual activities without taking any precaution.
The odds of a woman getting pregnant after having sex right after her period is low, but it could actually happen to anyone. If you need to know more, then read on as this article seeks to answer the question of can you get pregnant just after your period ends?
It is possible for you to conceive right after your period ends as this time you are just starting to enter your fertility window. However, your chances will be very low in reality.
If you are having sex without using any birth control method, you can get pregnant or conceive at any time in your menstrual cycle, including during or immediately after your period. It will all come down to how long your menstruation lasts and the actual length of your menstrual cycle.
Understanding the Menstrual Cycle
In case you are not aware of this, your menstrual cycle will start on day one of your period and last up to day one of your next period.
Your most fertile time will be at ovulation – happens when your ovaries release an egg – which normally takes place twelve to fourteen days before the start of the next period.
This period is called the fertile window, and it’s the time when you’re more likely to conceive.
For a typical cycle that takes place every twenty-eight to thirty days, this fertility window is normally between day eleven and twenty-one.
It is important to point out that the sperm can survive inside the body sometimes for as much as seven days after a woman has sex.
You will be approaching your fertile window if your period last for five to seven days and you engage in sex immediately after.
This means you could get pregnant very soon after your period ends if you ovulate early, particularly if your menstrual cycle is naturally short.
If you have a short cycle and long periods, it is still possible for your ovaries to release an egg very quickly after your period ends. This egg can get fertilized as normal, and pregnancy occurs if and when that happens.
Of course, you should also remember that your chances of getting pregnant immediately after your period will increase each day after the bleeding stops.
If you have been trying to conceive desperately, then this will be a good time to have sex to increase your chances.
More Information about Your Chances of Conceiving
In addition to the above, you can get pregnant or conceive if your period has never come before, throughout your first period, or immediately after having sex for the first time.
It is also quite possible for you to become pregnant throughout the alleged safe period of the month even when your partner withdraws his penis before ejaculating.
Semen is normally released during sex, including the precum one, so any form of sex without protection could result in pregnancy.
There are also rare instances when women end up pregnant even though they did not have penetrative sex with their partner.
The sperm can be very resilient, lasting up to several days following ejaculation. This means that pregnancy is a definite possibility if either one of you has sperm on your hands or any other part of your body, and it comes in contact with your vagina.
If you are looking to conceive or get pregnant, one of the best ways to increase your chances is to invest in an ovulation testing kit.
There are many different types available today, ranging from the simple strips which test the urine to the digital computers which monitor things monthly.
It is often more difficult for women to detect ovulation without these tests.
Another, less accurate method of detecting ovulation is to measure basal body temperature (BBT). It is a widely used way to detect ovulation due to ease of the test.
In this method, women need to measure body temperature each day in the morning before starting any kind of activity. Ovulation is marked by 0.5-1.0° F rise in the BBT.
It is worth knowing that BBT test is less accurate than ovulation testing kits, and may fail to detect ovulation in some cases.
There is really no safe period of the month to engage in sexual activities without using contraception and avoid getting pregnant. You could even conceive if you have sex during your period.
However, you will be more fertile at certain times during your menstrual cycle, and this is the period when you are more likely to conceive. At times, ovulation can occur within a few days after your period ends.
In addition, sperm could fertilize an egg three days or seventy-two hours after ejaculation. Aside from the chances of becoming pregnant, you also have the risk of catching a sexually transmitted disease, such as genital warts, chlamydia, or HIV/AIDs, so you should use contraception at all times when having sex.
If not, abstinence is the only sure way to avoid unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. You can talk to your medical doctor about the different contraception methods available to you.
Hello my lady started her period on march 26 and we had unprotected sex march 30 and April 3. Does she has a chance of getting pregnant.
Hello Mac, there is always a possibility that that might happen. It is unlikely but possible.
My last period ends on 13/February and I had sex on 17/ February. up till now I did not see my period, does it mean I’m pregnant?
Hello Marrie, there is a really low chance that you might get pregnant. But it is probably late due to the stress.
Hi, I had my period on Jan 10 and ended Jan 15 and on Jan 16 my boyfriend and I had sex and he came inside of me for the first time . Is there a chance of me getting pregnant??
Hello Jessica, the chance is really low but technically it is possible, just highly unlikely.
Hello. I have a very short cycle of about 17 days. My last period came on the 13th Jan 2020 and finished on the 18th January 2020. My husband and I had sex on the 20th January 2020 which was 2 days after my period. Can I fall pregnant as a result of that?
Hello Nonhlanhla, no, you should be safe from getting pregnant on that day.
I got my periods on December 8th, now the date is 6th and I still didn’t get my periods.
Is it every month period cycle change or not?
Hello Gayathri, the longitude of the period may change due to a lot of different reason including stress. You have no reason to be concerned unless you experience some other symptoms.
Hi i had my period on December 26 and it ended on january 2, i had sex on january 3. It was the 4th round when he came in me, is it possible to still get pregnant?
Hello Alice, that is highly unlikely.
Hi just got off my period started the 22nd of Dec. When will my most fertile days be, also what are the chances I will get pregnant? I have sex every day of the month
Hi my name is daniella jack i saw my period on 30 October and i have sex 27 November and that same day i saw my period , did i have any chance of getting pregnant or not
If I understand this correctly you had a period on October 30th and has sexual relations on November 27th but got your next period on November 30th. You would have started ovulating November 9th to the 17th, with the 13th being the most fertile day. So if you didn’t have sex within that time, then no. Ovulation occurs 14 days after your last period and if you miss that window of opportunity you must wait for the next one.
Hi my last period was 16th September for 6 days. And after that I had unprotected sex this whole October, I haven’t got my periods yet, on the 13th October i vomited.could it be that I am pregnant?
Hello Melanie, that is possible. I recommend taking a pregnancy test to be sure.
Hi! I started my period last sept 9, 2019 and ended sept 15, 2019. I usually have long period days. But my partner and i had sex on the 15th of september and he came inside me. Is it possible that i might get pregnant?
Hello Eley, that is highly unlikely. chances of conceiving are really low at that day of period.
Hi I saw my period on 25 August and I had sex on 1, 2, 3 And 6’8’9’11 please can I be pregnant?
Hi there, Your fertile period would have been from September 4th through the 8th, which according to you, you had sex on the dates immediately before, during, and after. You might be pregnant. I would wait until you miss your period, if you do, before testing. This would be around the 22nd of this month.
Still have 4 days after sex how is the chances
Hi, if you are saying you had sex 4 days after your period ended, it’s quite possible that you could become pregnant, depends on how long your cycles are.
Hello. I need help. My period was August 1st and ended August 5th I had sex August 6th and 7th but I didn’t ovulate until the 13th. Will there still be a chance that I am pregnant?
Hi Krista, generally at that time period unless you had really short cycles would you have a chance at getting pregnant. If you are concerned, wait until your next period and take a test if you are late.
Hi am called Melvis i didn’t menstruate the whole month of june and i thought i was pregnant but no my menses came forth this morning July 2nd,i don’t understand what is happening.
Hi Melvis, Did you take a pregnancy test? If you have and it’s negative then maybe your period is delayed for other environmental/personal stressors, illness, medications, weight changes, travel, etc. Otherwise just wait and see if it comes. IF not and you are concerned, make an appointment with your doctor.
Hello my name is ebony and I was wonder that can I still get pregnancy after my last period was on June 16 2019 and end june 20 my boyfriend and I have sex on June 19 when I was still have my period and I was wonder can I get pregnant by time or month end
Hi Ebony, if you have an average 28 day cycle, you will more than likely not get pregnant when you have sex during your period. During that time you are not generally ovulating. A shorter cycle can result in you being fertile very soon after your period, that would be someone who has a cycle that is less than 25 days.
Hello me and my lady had sex as she was spotting going off her period and I came inside of her on may 14th can she get pregnant as she was going off her period just spotting I know sperm can live in a female up.to 5 days so how is the chances of her being pregnant right now it’s a week later
Hello Mike, there is always a risk of pregnancy involved during unprotected sex.