Pregnancy and getting pregnant is one of the most searched topics on Google when it comes to health and sex, we at OoWomaniya have got you covered with all the answers.
- Can you get pregnant from precum?
Precum is more accurately known as pre-ejaculate fluid. This is a bodily fluid that is released from the penis during intercourse. More importantly, men do not have any control over it. Early understandings on precum once were that sperm is expected to be part of the fluid. The majority of pre-ejaculate fluid had dead or no sperm at all. But it is still possible for small amounts of sperm to exit your reproductive system and make its way into the precum or pre-ejaculate. There are rare cases where living sperm can be present in the precum and conception subsequently possible. Precum is one reason that it is suggested that all couples who are not trying to get pregnant use a condom the whole time there is penetration (when the penis enters the vagina).
- Can I get pregnant during my period?
Let’s break it down: At ovulation, your ovary releases an egg into your fallopian tube, where it can live for 24 hours awaiting fertilization before it travels to the uterus. Meanwhile, the uterus is building up a lining just in case it needs to host a growing embryo. If egg meets sperm during ovulation and implants in that lining, bingo — baby on board. If not, your body sheds both lining and egg (and…you’re bleeding).
But what if you have sex on the last day of your period and you ovulate a few days early? There could still be viable sperm inside you, and you could get pregnant. Even in a woman who has a 28-day cycle, the day ovulation starts can vary from month to month. Because of this fluctuation, you can’t guarantee the sperm from the sex during your period will be dead by the time you ovulate next.
- Can I get pregnant after my period?
Sometimes ovulation — the time when a woman is most likely to become pregnant — can happen within a few days of when your period ends. Also, sperm can fertilize an egg for 72 hours (3 days) after ejaculation. Along with the chance of becoming pregnant, there is also the risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), such as chlamydia, genital warts, or HIV.
- Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding?
Many women believe the old wives’ tale that getting pregnant while breastfeeding isn’t possible. And if they do, they might give their baby a sibling sooner than they thought!
Most breastfeeding moms experience lactation amenorrhea, which means they have little or no periods. This can lead them to believe that they are not ovulating, but research says that getting pregnant while breastfeeding can and does happen.
- Can I get pregnant while I am on the pill?
The short answer is yes, you can get pregnant on the contraceptive pill. No contraceptive is utterly foolproof and the pill is no different. However – provided it is taken correctly – the pill is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
This means that fewer than one woman in 100 who use the pill as contraception will get pregnant in one year. With perfect use of the pill, that number rises to 1 woman in 1000. Of course, if you fail to take the pill correctly your chances of an unexpected pregnancy rise.
How you should take your pill depends on what type of pill you are taking. There are two types: the combined contraceptive pill and the progesterone-only pill, known as the ‘mini pill’. The mini pill is taken more regularly than the combined pill and also has less scope for error. If you are unsure what type of pill you are taking, you should consult your pill packet or search the brand name or simply ask your Gynecologist which pill shall work the best for you.