Here we share some facts about chances to get pregnant right Before, After and During Your Period (Menstruation Cycle): It is a common question which many people ask-can one get pregnant if one engages in sex during periods? The answer to these questions holds great significance for people trying to conceive as well as people trying to avoid a pregnancy.
According to the IVF center, the answer to these questions holds key information for both the kinds of couples. The implications of the answer can very well be incorporated in the Infertility Treatment of many couples. We thus set out on a path to discover the answer to this question. We would further like to mention that there is no absolute answer to this question. The answer is relative and varies according to the person and her menstrual cycle.
Pregnancy and intercourse during your Period
Of course, having sex during that time will be messy and awkward, but there are fewer chances of getting pregnant. It is so because the next ovulation is several days away. However, women with a shorter cycle are likely to get pregnant even if they have sex during their period. The reason behind this is that if you have a shorter cycle, you are likely to ovulate early.
With the sperm having the capacity to live inside the woman for a maximum of 5 days, there are chances that the fertilization occurs if you ovulate during that duration. However, the chances of getting pregnant are low under such circumstances and couples need not try it if they are trying to conceive.
Pregnancy and intercourse after Your Period
The reason behind this is the fact that you start approaching your fertility window right after your period. We already mentioned that the sperm can live up to 5 days in the woman’s system. If you have a period that lasts for 5 to 7 days, and your cycle that lasts for 28 to 30 days, then engaging in sex right after that, might get you pregnant as you are approaching your fertility window.
Pregnancy and intercourse before Your Period
The possibility of getting pregnant in this case is extremely low. If your cycles are regular and they last for 28 to 30 days then it is easy to predict that your ovulation will occur between the 11th and the 21st Day. With the availability of the egg for only 12 to 24 hours for conception, the days right before your period are ideal for having sex without expecting a pregnancy. Women with longer cycles have more safe days and those with shorter periods have a lesser number of safe days.
The further your date of intercourse from the date of ovulation, the lesser your chances of conceiving. With the low chances of conception, you will have fewer chances of getting pregnant if you go according to this schedule. However, you can use this opportunity to enjoy some intimate moments with your partner.