Can I Get Pregnant During Menstruation?
- Created: February 13, 2013
- by: admin
Ever used the rhythm method as a way to either get pregnant or dodge the bullet? Read inside to find out how this method may not be as effective as you may think.
According to research conducted by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), a woman can become pregnant from having sexual intercourse during menstruation. Research suggests that women have the potential to become pregnant at virtually any time during their cycle. While the chance of pregnancy is greater on certain days of a woman’s cycle, it is never completely absent.
While some couples may practice the rhythm method, a method of avoiding conception by having sex during the times when ovulation is least likely to occur, it often fails when used to avoid pregnancy. Some scientist have even gone so far as to state that the rhythm method does not offer a significant advantage to couples trying to conceive. Couples who simply have unprotected sex on a regular basis may have as much of a chance of conceiving as those who wait for fertile windows.
A woman’s cycle begins on the first day of menstruation, which is counted as day one. Traditionally, days 10 to 17 are said to be a woman’s most fertile period. However, this is based on the idea of a very regular cycle, lasting 28 days, with ovulation occurring on day 14. In reality, however, few women are this regular. In addition, even women with regular cycles do not always ovulate at the same time each cycle.
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