Having unprotected sex at any time immediately prior to your period can result in conception and pregnancy. Your period is the point in your cycle when the uterine lining is flushed away at the completion of a fertility cycle that doesn't result in pregnancy. This cycle is the reason why, according to About.com, you are at your peak fertility during the ovulation phase immediately prior to your period.Know More
Approximately every 28 days, a healthy woman's body releases one of the 400,000 eggs in her ovaries. This egg travels down the fallopian tube to the uterus over the course of about two days. If the egg encounters sperm during that time, conception can occur. This part of the cycle is known as ovulation, and About.com cites it as the six-day period in the cycle when conception is most likely to take place.
Pregnancy proceeds by stages and is only accomplished once the fertilized egg implants in the mother's uterine lining. This lining has been building up in anticipation of receiving the embryo and will be flushed away if implantation doesn't occur. From this model, it's clear that the one to six days immediately preceding the visible symptoms of your period are your most fertile time.Learn more about Pregnancy
The Mayo Clinic suggests that women who hope to get pregnant should know their most fertile time of the month, have regular, unprotected sex during this fertile window and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Women who want to get pregnant should maintain a healthy weight, eat nutritious food and refrain from smoking or drinking. Healthy couples who have frequent and unprotectected sex typically conceive within one year.Full Answer >
A woman can get pregnant seven days after her period. According to Baby Center, a woman is most fertile 14 days from the first day of her period if she has a regular 28-day cycle. If a woman menstruates for seven days, she would be most fertile a week later.Full Answer >
It is extremely unlikely to become pregnant three days before one's period, according to WebMD. Pregnancy can only occur during ovulation, which happens around 14 days after the last period. However, every woman's menstrual cycle is different, and not all women ovulate after the same number of days.Full Answer >
If a woman has an average 28 day menstrual cycle, it is possible for her to get pregnant 5 days after her period ends. According to WebMD, sperm can live in a woman's body for up to 6 days. A woman that has sex five days after her period could still have live sperm when she ovulates.Full Answer >