Post # 1
Hey bees, went anon for this. So I am currently not on hormonal birth control (medical reasons). We have been using a mix of NFP (avoiding unprotected sex when I fertile), the withdrawl method, and condoms. My cycle has recently gone from 23 days to 31 days for the last few months. My periods have only been 2-4 days (used to be 7 on shorter cycles), and this last cycle we were on vacation and the day my period ended and the day after (days 3 & 4) we had completely unprotected sex – he didn’t even withdraw. This is the first time we did this, and we just sort of got caught up since we were on vacation and figured we’d be safe since I was still on my period.
My breasts have been really sore since yesterday, to the point that I am currently wearing a regular bra and a sports bra while laying in bed & they still kill. I never have breast tenderness until my actual period so this is the first thing that made me wonder if somethign was up. I’ve also had an incessent headache since last week, and have had trouble getting out of bed the last couple days/waking up and have been exhausted. I knew these can be ovulation symptoms, but I have never had them previously.
Basically I’m just wondering if it’s possible to conceive from sex on day 4 of your cycle? I know anything is possible, but I guess I’m wondering if anyone conceived during/right after their period?
Sorry if this is a dumb question!
Post # 3
@anon010101: it seems highly unlikely, and I’ve never heard about it happening, but I would never say it’s impossible… You don’t say in your post where you are now in this cycle? Do you get any ovulation symptoms usually? Did you this month?
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s a dumb question!
I know it’s possible, but that it’s a little unlikely. Here’s a link to something that might help:
Post # 5
I would generally say it is not possible that you are pregnant from that particular time if everything you think you know is accurate, but that does not mean you are not pregnant. Pulling out is not 100 guaranteed (neither is BC). Where are you in your cycle now?
Post # 6
I am currently on day 16 of my cycle. Usually I only get a few twingy cramps/cervical mucus changes when I ovulate.
Post # 7
thank you for the link, i guess if my cycle was going to go back to my shorter cycle length this time around it would make more sense for it to be possible (23 day cycle – 14 days = ovulation on day 9)
Post # 9
It’s unlikely but entirely possible, especially since you’ve had 23 day cycles in the past. I used to have a normal 28 day cycle and then it changed to a 32 day cycle where I was ovulating around CD18. DH and I decided to have unprotected sex a day or two after my period ended (my period lasts about 7 days though so it was CD 9 or 10). Long story short, I’m now pregnant!!! I was convinced I wouldn’t get pregnant because I shouldn’t have OV’d till at least CD18 but I suppose maybe my cycle went back to being short again (28 days). It’s all good though, we want a baby SOO bad. Our only reason for preventing pregnancy that month was because I was supposed to have some tests done and I can’t be pregnant when I have them.
Post # 10
If you’re on day 16, I’m guessing that you’re ovulating now, hence the headache and the breast tenderness. Try not to symptom spot too much because everything will feel like a pregnancy symptom. If your period is late, take a test, but it’s unlikely you’re pregnant.
Post # 11
It’s entirely possible. The main thing that matters for when you can get pregnant is whether you are having fertile-type mucus, as that is what can sustain sperm for up to 5 days (or even documented as long as 10.) If you have sex that early in the cycle, you need to be SUPER aware of if you have any mucus.
Post # 12
right, then my guess is that you aren’t pregnant, but that your mind is interpreting every sign your body sends as a potential pregnancy symptom when you’d usually attribute them to other things – very very common amongst TTC ers 🙂
but, if you were pregnant from those instances, it would most likely show up on a first response pregnancy test by now (12 days post conception) so go test if you need to!!
Post # 13
Definitely possible. It’s posible to get pregnant during your period. If you look at the medical stats, pretty much anything can happen!