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Can You Get Pregnant Right After Your Period? Know All About It

by Gorgeousgirl Staff, Updated July 14, 2021
Can You Get Pregnant Right After Your Period? Know All About It

Are you trying to get pregnant? Or maybe you are looking for ways on how you can engage in sex without getting pregnant? Whatever your goal is, the question that you may have is this—can you get pregnant right after your period.

Many couples, most especially the sexually active ones, depend on their menstrual cycle in determining when they should have or should not have sex. Despite being a popular method (and for being effective and reliable for most times), there are still times when the menstrual cycle method may fail you. To know more about what I am talking about, please continue reading.

1. Can You Get Pregnant On Your Period?

Can You Get Pregnant On Your Period

Many people think that a woman can’t get pregnant when she had sexual intercourse during her period. But still many women wish to make sure and they keep on asking can a girl get pregnant on her period or can you get pregnant on the first day of your period?

The answer is yes, there is a possibility that you can get pregnant when you have sex during your period but the probability is low. It is more likely that you are not going to get pregnant during your period because the ovulation period will be a few days away which means you have lesser chances of conceiving a child during your period.

But just like any rule, there is an exception to this. The rule mentioned above is only applicable for women who have a menstrual cycle of 28- 30 days or longer. If your menstrual cycle is shorter than that, there’s a chance that you can get pregnant.

If you have a shorter cycle, you will ovulate earlier. And since the sperm cell can survive inside you for a few days, you can conceive during your ovulation (which is a few days later) if you will have sex during the last few days of your period.

2. Can You Get Pregnant Right After Your Period?

pregnant after your period

The next most common question is can you get pregnant after your period? Many people think that there is still a safe window for them to have sex a few days after the period. But again, sorry to burst your bubble, there is still a chance that you may conceive when you have sex right after a period because you are already starting to enter the fertility window.

3. Safe Sex Is Still The Key

Safe Sex

In short, there is no safe time for you to have sex (if you do not want to get pregnant) because there is always a chance that you can get pregnant, regardless of what day of the month it is. Because of this, the only best thing that you can do is to use contraception like pills and condoms (yes, even the withdrawal technique is not as effective as you may think.


4. Increasing Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Increasing The Chances Of Getting Pregnant

If you wish to increase your chances of getting pregnant, the best thing that you can do is to use an ovulation testing kit. You can already find a wide array of this kit in the market. Some come with strips which can help test your urine. On the other hand, there are digital computers that can monitor your monthly ovulation period.

Having sex at the peak of your ovulation can increase your chances of getting pregnant.

5. Things To Know About Having Sex During Period

Sex During Period

Sex during period has become one of the most talked about sexcapades these days, all thanks to the tampon scene in 50 Shades of Grey that has not been shown on the big screen. Because of this, it got people talking and asking a lot of questions—should they have sex during their period? Is it safe? Will me and my partner like it? What should I do to help make sex during period a lot more comfortable? Well, don’t you worry! We have got you covered. Here are a few things (and tips) that you need to know:

  • Minimize The Mess.

    Many doctors claim that having sex during period is completely safe but the main concern that most of their patients have is the mess that comes with it. The secret to minimizing the mess during such time is to put a towel down in the bed.

    Another great solution for this is to have sex in the shower so the mess will be carried away by the running water and you do not have to bother yourself with washing dirty sheets after.

  • Blood-Like Discharge Is Considered Normal.

    After you had sex, you may notice a few brown to dark red blood-like clumps in the sheets. Don’t freak out. According to most doctors, those are just older blood or cells that got stuck in your uterine lining.

  • You Will Like It (Much More Than Regular Sex).

    It may seem messy, and a bit of a hassle but many couples like to have period sex mainly because the woman feels more aroused and will be more sensitive during this time. This is due to the slow increase in your testosterone and estrogen levels.

    Although your blood will flow may seem gross, it will also provide added lubrication which can make the experience much more pleasurable.

  • Sex During Period Comes With a Few Benefits.

    Aside from the heightened senses, period sex also offers a few benefits like decreasing some period symptoms like cramps and feelings of sadness.

  • However, It Comes With a Few Downsides Too.

    When you have sex during period, you are at high risk for infections like UTI and other sexually transmitted infections. The best way to avoid this is to practice safe sex and use a condom. In addition to this, you may also be prone to developing vaginal yeast infections because the pH level of the vagina gets higher during the menstrual period.

Getting pregnant and avoiding pregnancy are both tricky processes. But if you are armed with proper knowledge and the right tools, it can be easy for you to achieve the goal that you have.

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