Is it Possible to get Pregnant after your Period but before Ovulation?






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Many women wonder if it is possible to get pregnant after your period but before your ovulation day. The truth of the matter is that it all depends. It would be easy to answer questions like this if every woman’s cycles were the same and every woman’s body worked in the same way. However, that is simply not the case.

Every woman’s cycle starts on Day 1, which is the first day of a woman’s period. However, all woman have menstrual cycles that are different lengths. Some women have periods that last only 3 days, some women have periods that last 8 or 9 days or more. Ovulation, for most women, occurs somewhere around day 14.

every-womans-cycles-were-the-same-and-every-womans-body-worked-in-the-same-wayHowever, it can occur earlier or later, depending on a woman’s body. For this reason, it is technically possible, however, unlikely that a woman could get pregnant after her period (if she has a long cycle) but before her ovulation (if she ovulates early). This is especially true since sperm can live for up to 5 days inside a woman’s body, and the sperm can be ready and waiting for when the egg is released. If this happens, pregnancy can result even though it was technically before ovulation when a woman had sex.

Dr. Lynette Weiss is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician and Scientific Director. She is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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