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Can a woman get pregnant right after her period?

I have a friend that is having a problem she is 7 weeks pregnant and she doesnt know by who, she had sex with her current boyfriend right after her period the end of june 27th and then she had sex with her ex boyfriend july 5th.. she didnt know she was pregnant till last week friday when her test came positive..she went to the dr and they told her she was 7 weeks, she has very irregular periods which are very short like 23 days.. is it possible for her to be pregnant by her current boyfriend or ex????? can someone please give us some insight?!?!?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on Aug. 13, 2008 in Pregnancy

Answers (14)
  • yes... You can get pregnant at ANY time... even during your period!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:11 PM on Aug. 13, 2008

  • hmmm, Ive always heard that you can get pregnant the week before and the week after your period. But, sperm can also live inside of you for 3-5 days I believe..
    She just might have to get a blood test to find out. What does her Dr. think?

    Answer by davesgirl86 at 6:13 PM on Aug. 13, 2008

  • You get pregnant when you ovulate. You ovulate 14 days before you period comes. It doesn't matter how short your cycles are. Sperm can live for 3 to 5 days so there is about a week or so there that you can get pregnant. If she is consistently having 23 day cycles have her count forward from the beginning of her last period and then back 14 days that should give you some sort of time frame.

    Answer by JamieLK at 6:33 PM on Aug. 13, 2008

  • She cant wait to get a blood test! her Ex boyfriend doesnt want any kids right now.. and the doctor says that she got pregnant on the 7th of july which would mean that her ex got her pregnant, but she said the dates dont add up!! And she has done alot of research she thought she was spotting but it was really that the egg was implanting itself in the uterus..she doesnt know what to do!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Aug. 13, 2008

  • nooo women dont always ovulate every 14 days before each cycle you can ovulate 12-16 days between each cycle...

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:37 PM on Aug. 13, 2008

  • you get pregnant from sperm.... if sperm has been in or near your vagina... you are at risk... of creating life! If you don't want to make a baby and you don't know how.... u should get some birthcontrol and pick up a book

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:55 PM on Aug. 13, 2008

  • There is a lot of misinformation posted above, please read these facts and have your friend contact her doctor with any questions.

    Key Facts of Ovulation:
    An egg lives 12-24 hours after leaving the ovary
    Normally only one egg is released each time of ovulation
    Ovulation can be affected by stress, illness or disruption of normal routines
    Some women may experience some light blood spotting during ovulation
    Implantation of a fertilized egg normally takes place 6-12 days after ovulation
    Most women ovulate anywhere between Day 11 - Day 21 of their cycle, counting from the first day of the LMP. This is what many refer to as the "fertile time" of a woman's cycle, because sexual intercourse during this time increases the chance of pregnancy. Ovulation can occur at various times during a cycle, and may occur on a different day each month.

    Answer by maddysmomma at 8:06 PM on Aug. 13, 2008

  • depends on the woman. Some women's eggs get released during their period... some right after... some weeks after. You can watch your body and can usually tell if you pay attention when you usually ovulate.


    Answer by Coastiegirl96 at 8:24 PM on Aug. 13, 2008

  • With her activity with the two men being so close together, it really could be either. She could have been fertile during both occasions... every woman is different. I wouldn't use the doc's date as a guide in which to decide which man to tell. I'd tell them both. Honesty is always the best policy. Paternity can't be sorted out now anyway.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:32 PM on Aug. 13, 2008

  • You most definitely can get pregnant during your period. As far as trying to figure out who the father may be can be tricky. She may have to get DNA tests done to find that out because of her irregular periods. She can talk to her doctor and he/she may be able to tell when she actually conceived. Good Luck to your friend.

    Answer by SolesbeeMomof2 at 9:27 PM on Aug. 13, 2008

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