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Can you conceive 5 days before period is due?

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aimeemummy Wed 15-Jul-09 20:02:11

Can you conceive 5 days before period is due?

LuluMaman Wed 15-Jul-09 20:03:26

you can conceive any time in your cycle, but some times are more fertile than others

any time you have unprotected sex, you have a chance of getting pregnant

aimeemummy Wed 15-Jul-09 20:08:25

We've just started trying for a baby last week and my period was due today (normally very regular) so wondered if it is possible i could be pregnant. Hope so!

belgo Wed 15-Jul-09 20:09:15

Yes you can if ovulation has been delayed for any reason.

aimeemummy Wed 15-Jul-09 20:14:30

what reasons would ovulatino be delayed for?

LuluMaman Wed 15-Jul-09 20:16:08

all sorts of reasons.. i.e if you have come off the Pill it can take a while for your cycle to get back to normal

or some cycles are just longer/shorter with no reason..

belgo Wed 15-Jul-09 20:16:57

Illness, stress, and sometimes ovulation can be delayed for no reason.

I would wait another week before testing.

aimeemummy Wed 15-Jul-09 20:18:43

thanks for the advice, we're only in the first few days of trying and already its all i can think about. Its probably wishful thinking!

belgo Wed 15-Jul-09 20:19:48

Good luck, hope it doesn't take too long before it happens!

aimeemummy Wed 15-Jul-09 20:20:37


babyboom1979 Wed 15-Jul-09 21:41:30

Hi AM.....One can conceive at any point in one's cycle but it is very unlikely that it would happpen 5 days before period is due (unless one ovulate's late -- in which case one's period would also be overdue). This is because a woman needs between 10-16 days post ovulation and fertilisation for the blastocyst to travel from fallopian tube to uterus to implant. This 10-16 day period is known as the luteal phase and varies from woman to woman -- the average being 14 days.

Best of luck on your ttc journey although it might be best to relax a bit so early in the game. Even for the healthiest of couples it can sometimes take a little while....but maybe you will be one of the lucky ones!

aimeemummy Thu 16-Jul-09 17:56:20

not to be this month, how do you know when is the best dates to try to conceive?

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