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Can you get pregnant the week before your period?

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I have had a lot of people say that you can only get pregnant during the day of ovulation which seems false to me. Anyway, my husband and I had unprotected sex a few days ago, and I usually start my period around the first few days of the month (so about a week from now), if I did get pregnant will I miss this period since it was so close to starting it or when should I take a test? THanks
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replied February 1st, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Apart from ovulation, there are many factors that affect the chances of pregnancy. Chances of pregnancy are possible if you have had intercourse 3-4 days prior to ovulation day as well as within 24 hours of ovulation. Sperms are known to survive for 5-7 days in the fertile cervical mucus, whereas the egg has chances of being fertilized only within 12-24 hours after ovulation. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
If you have been trying for pregnancy and have not been successful, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen.
Take care.



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replied January 23rd, 2013
Hello, Im new to this whole thing... me and my boyfriend were dry humping 3-4 days before I was scheduled for my period. He kept his underwear on but mine were off.. he went in only about an inch and he didn't cum inside of me.. and I haven't started my period yet.. I've been stressing about it like crazy, and this semester is I have a lot of stressful classes... Ive also been pretty dehydrated and I've been really dry down there but today 2 days after I should have started my period i've started cuming... is that normal? Please help!?
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replied January 11th, 2013
I had unprotected sex a week before my period. My period was three days late. I got it but my friend says I still can be pregnant I have to wait a couple more weeks. Is this true ?
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replied May 17th, 2013
Can I get pregnant a week before my period/a week afteovulation
Ok, my last period was on April 21. I have a 30 day cycle which means I ovulated on the first week of may. What are the chances of getting pregnant if I had unprotected sex on April 27 which was a day after my period , may 13&16 which is a week after ovulation and a week before my period. I use an app to track everything but idk how reliable it is?
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