June 24, 2020

Can I Get Pregnant if I Have Sex During Menstruation?

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You might be one who thinks that having sex during menstruation will not result in pregnancy. In fact, the notion that a woman who is menstruating cannot get pregnant is a misunderstanding that often occurs. When a woman is menstruating, they certainly can still get pregnant if having unprotected sex.

Understand how menstruation and ovulation work

“The menstrual phase is defined as the time of blood loss that occurs at the end of the ovulation cycle, due to the egg being not fertilized by sperm,” as explained by Dr. Michele Hakakha, a certified obstetrician and obstetrician based in Los Angeles and author of “Expecting 411: Clear Answers and Smart Smart Advice for Your Pregnancy”.

“Every month, a woman releases eggs around the 14th day of each cycle,”  “Before releasing an egg, hormones in a woman’s body increase to prepare for that phase and also thicken the lining of the uterus in order to get ready if the egg is fertilized and pregnancy occurs. If there is no fertilization, the lining of the uterus will peel off about 14 days later. This is called menstruation. ”

Most women have menstrual periods that last for two to eight days and occur every 26-34 days. Ovulation (when a woman’s egg is released from one of the ovaries) usually occurs in the middle of the menstrual cycle and at the most fertile time in your cycle, which means when you are most likely to get pregnant.

“The egg which is released during ovulation lasts only 24 hours,” “If it is not fertilized by sperm at this time, the cell cannot survive and will come out with all menstrual blood about 14 days later.”

Most women experience menstruation every 28-32 days, and women with this cycle on average experience menstruation for two to eight days, and will not be able to get pregnant during menstruation.

Who is still at risk of getting pregnant because of sex during menstruation?

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Not all women experience menstrual cycles for 28-32 days. “Some women have shorter menstrual cycles (for example 24 days). She can menstruate for seven days, have sex on the last day of menstruation, and immediately ovulate three days later, ”

Male sperm can live for three to five days, and women with menstrual cycles like this can still get pregnant if they have sex during menstruation. So if there are women who have sex during menstruation on the last day, sperm can still survive in her body and fertilize an egg on the second or third day after sex.

It turns out there are also several groups of women who experience bleeding when they are not menstruating. This can occur during ovulation and most will think that they are menstruating when they are not.

If you have sex during menstruation using a condom and you feel worried about getting pregnant, try to check if there are symptoms such as mild abdominal cramps, blood spots, breast pain, and mood changes. Because these symptoms can occur about two weeks after ovulation.

Other pregnancy symptoms to watch out for when you reach six or seven weeks of age are nausea, vomiting, and severe fatigue.

So it is clear right, relating to a partner during menstruation in addition to being prohibited by religion (Islam) can also cause pregnancy.

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