Can You Be Pregnant With Your Period?
Trying to conceive? Navigating your menstrual cycle and understanding your fertility window can be challenging. So, can you be pregnant with your period?
The answer is… maybe. Here are some details you need to know to determine your risk of pregnancy during your period:
Your body is constantly preparing for pregnancy. Every month, the body goes through a series of hormonal changes that cause the lining of the uterus to thicken, primed and ready to accept a fertilized egg. During this process, an egg is released from the ovary and moves through the fallopian tubes. This is called ovulation.
For those trying to conceive, it is important to understand your fertility window. This is the window of time when you are most likely to become pregnant. Generally speaking, this is the 5-day period leading up to, and the day of, ovulation.
Ovulation and Your Period
Though ovulation tends to occur in the middle of a menstrual cycle, it doesn’t always. Some women experience ovulation right after their period or even during their period. In these cases, it is possible to become pregnant even if you are having your period.
Reducing the Risk
If you are trying to prevent getting pregnant, the best way to reduce the risk is to use effective birth control methods. It is also important to track your menstrual cycle and ovulation to understand when you are most at risk for pregnancy.
The answer to the question “Can you be pregnant with your period” is maybe. While it is unlikely to get pregnant during your period, it is not impossible. Those who are trying to conceive should understand their fertility window and track their cycle in order to increase the chances of getting pregnant. Those who are trying to prevent pregnancy should use reliable birth control methods and track their cycles to reduce the risk.
- What is Ovulation and How Does it Affect Fertility? – WebMD
- The Fertility Window For a Woman Trying to Get Pregnant – American Pregnancy Association
- Birth Control Methods – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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