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Can A Woman Get Pregnant During Her Period?

So many women and even men have asked this question, ‘Can A Woman Get Pregnant During Her Period? Are there scientific arguments for why women can’t get pregnant during their periods or what do you think?

One scientific argument for why women can’t get pregnant during their periods is analyzed like this: Since menstruation involves flushing an unfertilized egg out of the uterus, it is also seen as a foolproof contraceptive window.

The typical menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, split into the follicular and luteal phases. In a nutshell, the follicular phase consists of a healthy egg developing in the ovaries, while the luteal phase is the post-ovulation preparatory period for that egg to meet up with sperm in the fallopian tubes.

A more detailed daily breakdown of how all of that happens within a single cycle goes as follows:

If in those final days, a sperm never reaches the released egg, the menstrual cycle begins again., otherwise, pregnancy has occurred. However, this is not the same for every woman, so even though it might appear impossible to get pregnant while on your period, it’s plausible for an expectant egg and an enterprising sperm to meet at any point during the month.

If a woman has an especially short menstrual cycle, ovulation can occur before menstruation stops. More commonly with shorter menstrual cycles, the ovaries could release an egg a few days after menstruation finishes. But even though an egg wasn’t ready and waiting during the period itself, unprotected intercourse on, say, the last day of bleeding could leave behind sperm with a surprisingly potent shelf life. This is what FertilXtra Kit can do for men.

Vaginal bleeding can also be misleading, as it doesn’t always signal menstruation. In fact, some women spot during ovulation, which could be mistaken for a light period.

For women who have regular cycles, ovulating, or getting pregnant during your period is highly unlikely. Some women have very irregular cycles, maybe coming once every 3 months or 2-3 times in one month, and these women can have the odd occurrence of ovulating during a period or what is believed to be a period and so pregnancy could be possible if the ovaries release an egg during this period and because sperm can live in the body for 3-5 days, pregnancy could also occur from intercourse that takes place during a period if ovulation occurs shortly after your period.

Finally, you can support your body for pregnancy to occur, couples should know that it is better to tackle fertility issues early enough as this saves time, money and the emotional trauma and stress that accompany infertility problems.

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Dr. Benney Ojo
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