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Can you get pregnant right after your period?

by Kim

I have polycystic ovaries can I get pregnant one day after my period?


Hi Kim,

It is possible to get pregnant on the last day of the period. Many women have this experience, even if it is not very common. It is possible to ovulate early and to get pregnant right after the menstrual period. This happens in women who have very short cycles or if their periods lasts up to 7 days.

In order to get pregnant, you need to be ovulating and you need lots of fertile cervical mucus to keep the sperm healthy and alive. During the menstrual period, the type of cervical mucus released is in the form of blood discharge.

In very rare occasions, a woman may be producing fertile cervical mucus at the end of her period, which is mixed in with blood. If you have fertile mucus the sperm can survive for 3-5 days and if you ovulate a bit early, you can potentially get pregnant.

Some women with PCOS may ovulate anywhere between day 7-21, depending on the length of their cycle. They tend to have very long or very short cycles, so a unexpected pregnancy is not out of the question.

Another possibility is that instead of a true period a woman has what is called ovulation bleeding and in this case she can get pregnant!

The best way to know when to have sex in order to conceive with PCOS is by charting the menstrual cycle. This is the best way to know for sure if it is a true period or ovulation period or simple spotting, as this often happens in women with a polycystic ovary.

If you want to learn how to chart your cycle to get pregnant, download my FREE Guide To Fertility Charting And Natural Conception.

Once a woman learns how to chart her cycle, she knows exactly when is has ovulated and if the possibility of a pregnancy is there. Fertility charting include taking the basal body temperature daily and monitoring your cervical mucus and cervix position.

If a woman has conceived, her basal body temperature stays high during the entire pregnancy. With fertility charting, a women can confirm pregnancy after 18 consecutive days of high temperature. At this time she can take a home pregnancy test to confirm that she is indeed pregnant.

Also, if you suffer from PCOS, you may want to make sure you follow the PCOS diet to help your body ovulate regularly each month.

Many Blessings!

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