Can you get pregnant 3 days after your period?

11/26/10 by Dee Moishe Lennon

Sex: We need it, we want it, we do it! Pregnancy: we fear it, we try and prevent it and yet as a woman we biologically must experience it. We have all kinds of drugs and birth control methods to prevent pregnancy so that we can enjoy a few minutes (or hopefully more) of some great sex! We’ve been taught to honor the tried and true “timing” of our periods. We know most of the time one is unable to get pregnant while on their menstrual cycle but what about those 3 critical days after your period? Think about it… we just had a whole week with our period and our poor husbands (and us) are in desperate need of some crazy sex. So let’s get a few facts straight about sex within 3 days after ending your menstrual cycle.

The main point you need to keep in mind is that ovulation does indeed occur roughly 12 to 14 days after your period and so for two days fertilization can occur. Remember that your period is caused by ovulation and the uterine lining is enriched just in case you do become pregnant. When pregnancy doesn’t occur, the lining is cleaned out and “readied” for your next ovulation cycle. Keeping this in mind, ovulation generally doesn’t occur three days after your period.

But keep in mind that you CAN get pregnant when you’re not ovulating. All women are different and have varied cycles and hormonal levels. A lot of ladies with a 28 day cycle can ovulate on days 12-17, depending on their internal biology. If you finish your period on day one for example, you can ovulate for 2 days and a 5 to 6 day time span before your body becomes fertile. Also 2 days after you ovulate there is still an inconsiderable chance of fertilization. To add to this, keep in mind that sperm can live in your body for up to 5 days!

So over all you are not ok to have unprotected sex. Remember that the human body wants to get pregnant. It is your biological purpose and duty. And to that end I’ve read accounts that a woman can get pregnant even during her period. If you are going to have sex and don’t want a little one crawling around its best that you consult with your Ob Gyn and plan out a birth control method that’s right for you and your body.

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5 Responses to “Can you get pregnant 3 days after your period?”

  1. […] most obvious symptom of pregnancy in the first weeks is a missed period.  Many women start researching the early symptoms of pregnancy once they realize that their period […]

  2. behonce
    March 27th, 2011

    i saw my period on 5th and i had sex on the 13-14 with my boyfriend,i also had sex with my husband on the 21 of the same mouth and i was pregnant ,i am confuse who could be the father please i need ur help

  3. Cynthia
    April 3rd, 2011

    Hi Behonce. Unfortunately the only true way to tell who the father is would be to have both men agree to take a DNA test.

  4. […] share, it’s not surprising that many women have trouble distinguishing whether it’s “period or pregnant” they’re dealing with. If you’re not sure whether you’re about to get your period or […]

  5. Mary123
    September 28th, 2011

    Okey I need help if I had my period on the 15th of September and it ended on the 20th and we had unprotected sex on the 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th of sept is there any chance I will be pregnant ?

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