Many people around the world are practicing unprotected sex. Some are enjoying it but many have suffered a miserable life after getting pregnant unexpectedly.
The best way to avoid unexpected pregnancy is through safe sex using contraception. Besides that, there is another way and that is not having sex at all. If you can’t practice both, then don’t expect that you won’t get pregnant unless you have a problem or your partner is the one who have a problem.
Aside from contraception, there is another method of avoiding pregnancy and many people especially young adults are practicing this method. It is called the calendar method but somehow it is not highly recommendable since it has a chance of getting failed.
Pertaining to this, the question about possibilities of pregnancy normally arises. Can you get pregnant right before your period? The answer depends on many factors and those factors will be discussed below.
Yes, there is a possibility that you might get pregnant while on your period if you have unprotected sex. The possibility might be unlikely but there is still a chance for you to get pregnant. Women typically have 28 days of the menstrual cycle and the ovulation occurs between the twelfth and sixteenth day of the cycle. The count starts from the first day you have your red flag. But if you are one of those women who have shorter periods, meaning your menstrual cycle is way shorter than average 28 to 32 day cycle, there is a possibility for you to get pregnant while on your period. Another possibility is when you have a longer period which means that the ovulation process will be near the time when you start to have periods.
For most women who are on the average 28 day menstrual cycle and has 4 to 7 days of period, the chance of getting pregnant while having a period is very low. For women who have unprotected sex while on their period, there will be a very low chance of getting pregnant since the expected ovulation will occur right in the middle of the menstrual cycle. Meaning, if you are on a regular 28 day menstrual cycle, you will likely ovulate on the fourteenth after your last menstrual cycle counting the first day you bleed as the first day of the cycle. However, there is an exception to this. Can you get pregnant while on your period if you are included in this exception? The answer is yes, there is a higher possibility for you to get pregnant considering you are experiencing irregularities on your menstrual cycle. Some women suffers from bleeding which look like periods and this factor will help you get pregnant because there will be a chance of ovulation because you don’t know that you are not actually having periods, only bleeding.
Getting pregnant right before your period is impossible, that is if you have a regular menstrual cycle. Since the ovulation takes place about two weeks before your period, and fertilization needs sperm cells, there will be no chance for you to get pregnant because the ovulation will take place for about five to six days after your last period. An exception may occur considering that the sperm is still viable in a span of five to six days after you had unprotected sex. Normally, sperm remains viable for ovulation two to three days inside the fallopian tube but there are cases that it can still fertilize the egg five days or even seven days after having sex. Another exception is that if you are having an irregular cycle, there is a chance of getting pregnant right after your period because the ovulation will occur right before you expect your period to start.
Yes, there will be a possibility that you get pregnant after you had unprotected sex right after your period but it may unlikely occur. Why? Considering you read the ovulation process above as well as the conditions for regular menstrual cycle, you know exactly why it is impossible for you to get pregnant after your period. Considering you will be ovulating on your mid cycle of the 28 day menstrual cycle, and you have five to six days menstrual period, you still have seven to eight days before you ovulate. Given the facts above, you can still enjoy having unprotected sex right after your menstrual period but make sure that you are not experiencing irregular cycle and your partner doesn’t have strong sperm that can last for up to seven days in the fallopian tube, because it this happen, you might want to ask yourself the questions stated above.