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Find out whether Getting Period During Period is Possible on Not

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Every woman thinks that getting pregnant during period is a tricky question to answer. But getting pregnant on period chances is positive, if the intercourse takes place during the last day of periods. So, couples need to take help of period tracker to keep a record of the safe days for intercourse.

When you are going to plan your baby, you should be aware of your menstrual cycles and the ovulation period. It will give you clarity as to when you should go for unprotected sexual intercourse with your partner. But here comes a myth that women who have unprotected sex during their periods do not get pregnant. This is not an absolute truth. There are fewer chances whether can you get pregnant while on your period but possibilities also exist. You should not be afraid of any of the bad stories with pregnancy on period. A positive thinking and right approach will always lead you to a fruitful path. It's just you have to look after your body and see how it works. When you want to answer- can you get pregnant on your period, you should track your periods, ovulation and fertile window. It is most possible if you have a short cycle of periods.

What are Periods?

Periods are the cyclic changes your body goes through, every month. It causes certain physical and hormonal changes in your body, including ovulation. One of your ovaries releases eggs to meet any sperm and get fertilized. When the eggs do not find any sperm to get fertilized, your uterus along with the uterus lining sheds them. This is called period. The uterus lining is shed with eggs and blood. So you bleed during your period.

Can you get pregnant on your period

Some of you may have clots along with blood, which is a normal period trait. You can bleed for 2 to 7 days. The cycle can vary for 26 to 35 days. However, bleeding for less than 2 days and more than 7 days, both are not a good sign and if you have such, consult a doctor immediately. If you want to know- can you get pregnant on your periods, then find out the best time during your periods and utilize it judiciously.

Can you get pregnant on your period?

When you ask yourself-can you get pregnant on your period, track your ovulation period, fertile window as well as your menstrual cycle. Yes, you can get pregnant while on your period. You need to check whether you have a short cycle (menstrual cycle coming every 21st to 24th day). A short span of menstrual cycle increases your chance of getting pregnant on period. If you have menstrual cycle with length of 21-24 days, you are more likely to ovulate early and so if you have an unprotected sex on the last day of your bleeding, it is highly possible that you will conceive within 4- 5 days.

Can you get pregnant while on your period

You need to track your ovulation and length of your menstrual cycle.You can even try some methods to get early periods as to know can you get pregnant on your period. Try having an unprotected sexual intercourse (without condoms and birth control methods) on the last day of your bleeding. Sperms survive for 3 -5 days inside your vaginal cavity. You are more likely to conceive after 4- 5 days of having sex. You might feel bloated, have abdominal pain or spotting (implantation blood-sign of early pregnancy) which are common symptoms to let you know- can you get pregnant while on your period.

Can you get pregnant just before your period?

The answer will be most likely no. The further you move away from ovulation, your chance of conception keeps getting dimmer. For women who have a regular cycle of 28-30 days or more; the ovulation period falls between 11-21 days of your cycle. So, it is the safest period to have unprotected sex but for pregnancy it is very rare to get pregnant during this time.

Hope this article has been able to answer all your queries on period and pregnancy. Follow Ela Woman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.

Dr. R K Sharma

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Reproductive Endocrinologist, Hysteroscopic Surgeon Dr. R K Sharma

Dr. R K Sharma has completed MBBS and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Pune University in 1981 and 1989 respectively. Dr. R K Sharma is one of the pioneers in the field of IVF treatment in India. He specializes in IUI, IVF, Embryo transfer and Hysteroscopy procedures. He is also a member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies of India (FOGSI). Dr. R K Sharma is presently practicing at Primus Super Specialty Hospital, Chanakyapuri, Delhi. To know more, visit



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Wouaw! Excellent tips! Thank you so much for this awesome information pregnancy! I would love to share this.

Oct. 10, 2018, 11:34 p.m. 5.0


Erika Harley

I was looking forward to having more information regarding this topic. But I strongly agree with the author.

Oct. 7, 2018, 4:08 p.m. 4.0


Divyanka Sharma

I am 30 years old and I have decided to conceive. The article was helpful for me to deal with my dates and plan my pregnancy.

Oct. 3, 2018, 12:05 a.m. 4.5


Bela Grey

Thank you for disclosing this unique situation among us! Thanks especially for keeping it brief and being sure to include proper disclosures.

Sept. 12, 2018, 4:12 p.m. 5.0


Nadira Y.

I am irregular with my cycles, Is getting pregnant while on periods is applicable to me??

Sept. 12, 2018, 3:55 a.m. 4.5



Please I need help each month I ovulate yet no positive result, my husband is OK. Don't you think it might be infertility problem? Which drugs shall I take because my husband is on my neck please help me!

March 2, 2018, 9:19 p.m. 4.5


Sudhir Dawar

I had sex the day before my period came and got pregnant. So I am not one of your typical cases.

Feb. 27, 2018, 7:50 p.m. 5.0


Neer Piyush

It was helpful thanks!

Feb. 27, 2018, 11:05 a.m. 5.0



So I have sometimes 4 weeks after my period ends before it starts again, how does that affect when I'm most likely to get pregnant.

Feb. 27, 2018, 1:20 a.m. 5.0


Poojit Visweswaramurthy

please My prolactin is on high side while my progesterone is low 2.0 and am I am trying to conceive. What can I do, please help?

Jan. 12, 2018, 4:17 p.m. 4.5


Jeevan Chandramouli

Recently I have had sex on the day 1 of periods, don't know what I'll do if pregnancy occurs.

Jan. 12, 2018, 4:09 p.m. 5.0


Uwimbabazi Peace

Hi, I have one kid of 6 years. I had the sterile since 2012, now it's my 1 year and half removed it? Why can't I get pregnant, what's the cause of that?

Jan. 12, 2018, 9:53 a.m. 4.5



Is it safe for a baby to grow outside the womb and be born safely after nine to ten months?

Dec. 16, 2017, 11:06 a.m. 5.0


Markandeya Boparai

Hi! Please, I have irregular period and it's a problem to see my ovulation I don't always notice it. What are my chances to conceive? Please help me?

Dec. 10, 2017, 11:20 p.m. 4.5


nasreen mujawar

Hi, I'm getting my periods on date 19 of every month. I want to know what will be my ovulation date. But I have pcos and currently I am on homeopathy treatment.

Nov. 28, 2017, 11:37 p.m. 4.5


Torri Gerow

How soon shall I abstain from having sex before my periods begin?

Nov. 28, 2017, 2:16 p.m. 5.0



I have always dreaded of the sex during my periods also, the reason being that I may get an infection. Getting pregnant is a different story altogether.

Nov. 23, 2017, 12:16 a.m. 4.5



I was having a discharge coming from just one breast, does that mean anything? Is it a possibility that I could be pregnant?

Nov. 14, 2017, 5:27 a.m. 5.0



I don't know if I'm completely right but women can conceive anytime during the month. No day is 100% safe.

Nov. 6, 2017, 2:32 p.m. 5.0



Hi I am new to this site, as I have three children already aging 8, 9 and 11. My partner and I are trying to get pregnant again but finding it harder than it used to be. I had the IUD device in for over 7 years and got it removed 5 months ago when we decided to try, but no luck conceiving. Yet I ...

Oct. 27, 2017, 3:24 a.m. 5.0


Surbhi Jaiswal

Yes, I agree. A short span of menstrual cycle increases your chances of getting pregnant on periods.

Sept. 25, 2017, 7:49 p.m. 5.0



This was very helpful for women who don't have regular 28 days cycle.

Sept. 23, 2017, 7:03 p.m. 5.0

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