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Can I be pregnant, and if so will the baby be okay?

My Partner and I had intercourse on Sunday. We are not using contraceptives as we are planning on starting a family. However, due to a bit of an accident he came on my labia and pubic area rather than inside. Today (5 days later) I have had some very faint bleeding that I am concerned may be implantation bleeding. What are the chances I could be pregnant? And, more importantly, if I was to become pregnant this way would it have any ill effects on the child - such as disability or birth defects - because it wasn't from the 'best of the bunch' as it were?
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replied January 13th, 2013
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If you had been sexually active around your ovulation time, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out. After fertilization, the implantation occurs within 6-12 days. The faint bleeding that you describe could be implantation bleeding (and is considered safe if not heavy and associated with worsening of abdominal cramps). Wait and watch for your next periods which can be delayed. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, or if you miss your periods, or if you have abnormal periods, 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 pregnancy gets confirmed, anomaly scan done (between 16-20 weeks gestation) would help to rule out any anomalies/birth defects. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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