Last updated on July 27th, 2018 at 05:21 pm
Can you get pregnant the day after period is a common concern for women. However, this is dependent on the duration of your menstrual cycle and when ovulation occurs during your cycle.
So, whats menstrual cycle length and what’s normal?
Menstrual cycle length means number of days between two of your period. If you’ve had your period on the 12th of March and your following menstrual period started on the 11th of April, your cycle is 30 days.
Menstrual cycle length can differ in women and may be affected by sleepless nights, long-term stress or eating challenges.
What normal menstrual cycle length?
If you end up getting your period pretty much every 21 – 35 days, it’s normal.
What’s ovulation and when does it occur in the menstrual cycle?
Ovulation is a part of your menstrual cycle when the ovaries releases an egg into the Fallopian tube (an extension of the uterus).
In most women, ovulation occurs fourteen to sixteen days before period starts.
So how can i know i’m ovulating?
Various signs and symptoms can predict when ovulation is likely to take place. If you ovulate early or have a short menstrual cycle, you can get pregnant a day after period.
Ovulation signs are simple to recognize and they are
- Increases desire to have sexual intercourse
- Egg-white, watery and stretchy vaginal discharge that hardly breaks
- Low cervix before ovulation
- Dark brown discharge two weeks ahead of next period
- High cervix after ovulation
- Slight fall in your early morning basal temperature just before you ovulate
- Increased body temperature after ovulation egg is released
- Abdominal pain during ovulation that does not last for long
- Breast swelling and pain
- Feeling bloated or abdominal swelling
Can you get pregnant the day after period ends?
Yes, its possible to get pregnant a day after your period ends. However, the chances are very slim.
Typical menstrual cycle length could be between 21 to 35 days. Ovulation occurs 14 days just before period starts. This means that if your menstrual cycle is short, you could get pregnant a day after period.
To illustrate, if you have a consistent 23 day menstrual cycle, you are supposed to ovulate 14 days before period. Let’s say period started on the 1st of march, this means on the 24th of March, you will have your next period. ovulation occurs will occur on the 10th of march which is 14 days before next period(24th of march).
Normal period in women go on for 2—7 days and a viable sperm can survive up to 5 days. Therefore, if you have intercourse a day after period ends, you can get pregnant because sperm is still alive when ovulation occurs.
Can you get pregnant a day after period if your cycle is 28 days?
The odds of getting pregnant is slim a day after period ends, if you have a 28 days menstrual cycle. This is simply because ovulation occurs on day 14 of ones cycle when sperm is definitely not alive to fertilize egg released.
Having said that, it’s feasible that some women may well ovulate early increasing possibility of getting pregnant. Causes of abnormal ovulation pattern are