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dumb question number #10000000000 - If I were to have unprotected sex during a period...

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ohhhhhh Sun 13-Jul-08 20:14:32

Whats the liklihood of getting pregnant. Non existant or quite high?
Feck.
(I am a regular - have namechanged)

avenanap Sun 13-Jul-08 20:16:17

It depends when you ovulated. Non existant I'd imagine due to the life of the sperm and the ovum. A bit gross though.

lulumama Sun 13-Jul-08 20:18:18

it is never a non existant chance, i;m afraid, if you ovulate early in your cycle, then you could well get caught.. sperm can live between 5 - 7 days. get MAP to be sure if necessary.

unprotected sex at any point in your cycle can get you pregnant

dylsmum1998 Sun 13-Jul-08 20:21:19

i know someone who has a gorgeous little girl from thinking she couldnt get pregnantn whilst on her period..........

avenanap Sun 13-Jul-08 20:25:32

shock It just shows that a woman don't all ovulate in the middle of a cycle.

berolina Sun 13-Jul-08 20:29:47

Unlikely, especially if you know your cycle and it is regular, but possible. I know my cycle (fairly standard 26-30 days, at least it was, am lactationally period-free) and I would only chance it on the first 3 or 4 days.

lulumama Sun 13-Jul-08 20:29:52

no, they don;t !! some ovulate later, earlier or in the middle, some cycles you will ovulate different time to other cycles

not all women have a 28 day cycle with ovulation bang slap in the middle

berolina Sun 13-Jul-08 20:30:31

(should add my periods go on for 7 or 8 days hmm)

Blandmum Sun 13-Jul-08 20:31:59

Depends when you ovulate and if you ovulate at the same time every cycle.

The risks are not massive( on average) but they are there, and if you really don't want to get pregnant then you should use another for of contraception.

ohhhhhh Sun 13-Jul-08 21:24:49

Thanks ladies... I appreciate all the advice smile

choccypig Sun 13-Jul-08 21:30:36

Just to really scare you; DS is the (happy) result of sex the day before a period.
I know I usually ovulated about 7-10 days after start of period, so presumably the little squirmer swam against the tide for at least a week.

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