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unlikely to be THAT fertile after bc?

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I have been on birth control for about two years now (Yaz to be precise), and I just recently stop taking it. I finished my last pack of pills on 12/16/10 and had a period after like I always do. So then a month passed and on Sunday (1/23/11), I had my first real period without the BC. Surprisingly, it was a very light period and was practically done by Friday morning (1/28/11). So during this day I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and he ejaculated inside me twice (yes I know, stupid decision) and after we were done, I never bled again. I know that you ovulate a couple of days after the end of your period, so I was wondering about the possible chances that I could be pregnant now (since today would be four days after intercourse and I'm ovulating and the sperm can stay inside for about three days). But then again, I know that its unlikely to be THAT fertile after getting off of birth control just a month ago since your hormones have to get back to normal. Sooo as you can see, I'

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replied February 2nd, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A19244
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Your normal fertility can return back within a month’s time. It depends on how quickly your body readjusts to normal. The chances of pregnancy in this case cannot be ruled out. Sperms once inside the female reproductive tract can stay alive upto 3-5 days. Your ovulation can occur anytime between day 8-16 of your cycle taking day 1 as first day of the bleeding. Wait and watch for your periods, look out for development of any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy.
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