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Can you get pregnant while on your period?

Im sure your probably tired of this question, but I couldnt manage to locate this particular question on cafemom yet. I realize ever body is different. I guess my question is "have you gotten pregnant while on your period?" Not after, not before, but on your period.

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Asked by stenhouse_baby at 10:58 PM on Dec. 28, 2012 in Trying to Conceive

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  • it's unlikely since there'd be no egg present. You'd have to ovulate 2-3 days after your period ends for the sperm to be viable

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:59 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • its possible, but very rare.

    Answer by okmanders at 11:01 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • What the others said. Possible, but unlikely.

    Answer by Kword at 11:03 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • i think when your on your period its pretty hard because your body is discharging everything (which would include anything going in) - but on the ther hand, especially at the end of your period, if you have sex it is definatly possible that the sperm wont get discharged and sperm can live up to 6 days in the uterus and everyones body ovualtes on different days in their cycle so its not entirely out of the question - i have read somewhere that some people have gotten pregnant from having sex during their period!
    Good Luck but keep having Sex!! :)

    Answer by futurebabykar at 11:03 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • Totally possible. The average woman has a 28 day cycle. Assuming you are "average" that means you would ovulate somewhere between the 12th and the 16th. If you have a longer lasting flow (say 10 days), and you have sex on the 10th day, and the sperm can live for 2 days, you could potentially get pregnant by having sex ON your period. Conception may not have technically occurred till 2 days later, but your new embryo doesn't know that! :)

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 11:09 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • Yes. No but yes.

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:48 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • I have not personally but it is possible

    Answer by missanc at 12:25 AM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • Yes you can. The sperm can live inside of you for days, just waiting for that egg to come along. If in doubt, ask your Dr.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:03 AM on Dec. 29, 2012

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