Can a Woman Get Pregnant on Her Period?

on Dec 26, 2014

by Alyssia Granger

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Can a Woman Get Pregnant on Her Period?

While it is less likely for a woman to become pregnant while she is on her period, it can still happen.

Woman’s period

While it is less likely for a woman to become pregnant while she is on her period, it can still happen. Typically, a period is considered the blood that is released after a woman’s ovulation cycle ends and is a result in the egg not being fertilized by the sperm. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Woman’s Cycle

Every month a woman releases an egg somewhere around day 14 of her cycle. Prior to this release, however, her body will begin to prepare in case the egg does become fertilized. If an egg is not fertilized, the uterine lining is shed and a woman has her period. Most women’s cycles run between 28 and 30 days.

The possibilities

However, not everyone has cycles that fall within this time frame; some run shorter and some run longer. Therefore, it is possible for a woman to have intercourse on the last day of her period and to ovulate a few days later.


Because sperm can survive in the body for several days, this means that there will then be the potential that she will become pregnant at this time; shortly after her period has ended.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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