“Can I get pregnant right after my period has finished?” This is one of the most disturbing questions that have kept females restless ever since sex became an experience for them.
Well, pregnancy for one, is a very complex situation and is surrounded by absurdities. Also, getting pregnant is one journey of endless possibilities, by that I mean, I could take all the precautions pertaining to periods and still get pregnant.
That’s how surprising it can get.
But in this article, I will answer the question can you get pregnant right after your period ends? And reveal some other tangible details about periods, getting pregnant, precautions, understanding menstrual cycle amongst other notable tips.
Now if you’ve digested the fact up there that pregnancy is one hell of a complicated situation revolving around absurdities, which is very important that you should understand, then continue with me, will you?
Let Me Answer the Question Straight Away
Frankly speaking, it’s a Yes! I can be congratulated for having two weeks or a week old baby by your doctor or the test you carried out on yourself.
Yes, I can get pregnant after having that short-lived pleasurable experience called sex when I thought the coast was all clear and it is a green to go ahead and have sex unprotected.
Let’s Go Into Detail, Shall We?
Why is This Still a Possibility?
Yeah, I understand, you’ve been itching to ask me why the possibility still exists after my eggs are all over and out.
The possibility lingers, firstly, if I had engaged in unprotected sex. Because my monthly visitor just left doesn’t mean I should throw caution to the wind and indulge in unprotected sex.
Factually speaking, I can get pregnant during my period and even after my period, provided I decide not to use contraceptives to protect myself. Always remember, pregnancy doesn’t always stick to rules, even rules created by her.
Now away from the bizarre nature of pregnancy as a reason why, when my monthly visitor leaves, I still can’t enjoy skin to skin.
Let’s Look At Other Reasons
I might have abnormal ovulation (the period when an egg is ejected out of my ovaries and waits for sperm cells to fertilize it) cycle, chances are that it might just begin after my period ends. This translates to me getting pregnant after the conclusion of my period.
If my ovulation cycle is unstable or it rarely follows a pattern, it can occur a few days after my last period when I think I’m even safe. So the question of “how many days is safe after my period to avoid pregnancy?” can only be answered correctly if I’m entirely certain, that I run a regular menstrual cycle.
Sperm Cells Are Patient Enough to Land You In Trouble
If I’m ovulating very early, it invariably means I have an irregular fertility window and that also implies that, right after my period ends, I’m still not safe to have sex unprotected.
I’m insecure because another ovulation will definitely commence. Say, I stop bleeding on day 8, and I say “oh yeah! Let’s do this raw and enjoy some skin on day 9” I might begin ovulation on day 12 or 13.
The spermicidal cells injected into me are still lying in ambush, patiently waiting in my fallopian tubes for eggs that they can prey on. Between day 9 and 13 is just 4 days and the sperms are still very much alive to fertilize released eggs.
Bottom-line on this
The 4, 5, 6 or 10 days existence of spermicidal cells in my fallopian tube increases my chances of conception even after I’m free from periods if I have irregular ovulation (fertility) window.
But if, however, I have a regular fertility window, then the question of how many days after my period can I get pregnant? can be safely answered. It means my next ovulation can occur on the average, within the next 12 -14 days.
Understanding My Menstrual Cycle
With a proper understanding of my menstrual cycle, I can know how to count safe days after periods. This is one problem so many women battle with; having no idea on how their periods operate.
The following bullets below, explains how a menstrual cycle works and with it, I can be able to calculate safe days after my period.
- I need to dedicate about 8 months in monitoring how my cycle works. This will enable me to ascertain if I a run a regular menstrual cycle or not, ovulation window inclusive.
- I’ll have to get a note and pen down the day I begin my menstrual period. At the end of that period, I’ll then calculate the total number of days my period lasted and record it.
- I’ll record the longest number of days I experienced in my monthly cycle as well as the shortest number of days.
- To determine the first day of my ovulation window, I’ll subtract 18 days out of the total number of days in my shortest circle. I’ll then repeat the math, this time with my longest circle to get the last day of my ovulation window.
- For instance, if my shortest cycle was 29 days, when I subtract 18 from it, I get 11, I’ll then count 11 days from the first day of my period, if day 1 was on the 3rd then I’ll mark 13th, that’s my first fertility day and I should never have unprotected sex.
- If my longest circle has 30 days, subtracting 18 from it, I’ll have 19. I’ll count 19 days away from the first day of my period. If it began on the 3rd, then 23rd is my last fertile day and I’m free to have unprotected sex till it resumes.
Now that I know when it’s safe to have unprotected sex by having the full understanding on how my menstrual cycle works, it doesn’t mean I should engage in frequent unprotected sex because pregnancy is a world full of surprises.