Is 5 days before your period and 5 days after a good rule of thumb?
The reality is that you can become pregnant when you ovulate and there is no sure way to determine ovulation. Everybody is different and the time during the month a girl ovulates is not very predictable. There is no "rule of thumb" for unsafe sexual activity. The withdrawal method ranges between 70% and 80% effective, but that is still AT LEAST a 1 in 5 chance of becoming pregnant. Women's cycles vary and unless you have an ovulation kit that tells you dependably, there is NO SAFE TIME to have unprotected intercourse. Please be sexually responsible.
Five days after is fairly conservative (that is what I practice) but five days before is disastrous unless you have been tracking your basal temperatures to insure that you have ovulated.
I hate to say, "Yes, its a good rule of thumb", and then be responsible for your pregnancy. The problem with using a "rule of thumb" is that it is only an approximation to the real answer. Even "5 days before" your period is risky, specially for a teen or young women. How many times has your period been later than you planned? If you use the "5 days before rule of thumb" you may being having intercourse during the fertile time of your late period! I wouldn't recommend "5 days before) without some other physical indicator. During your period is as close to perfectly safe as you can get. Next, is up to 5 days after...but even that I don't really feel comfortable with for teens. There are a lot of questions that start, "What are my chances of getting pregnant if..." and I find these oh-so humorous and oh-so sad at the same time. Call me a grossly insensitive male, but why would you take such chances with something so important that it affects your life and the life of the fetus? If one of those things did happen, don't fret about it - it already happed! And definately, don't wait for some FAQFARM answer - go get a pregnancy test and then make an informed decision. Every day that goes by is critical. If you abort (not my suggested option) the older the fetus, the more tramatic the event for both of you. If you decide to go full term - the early you get pre-natal care, the better it is for you and the baby. Sorry about the soap box, but worry is always the worst decision. It won't change anything. There are people on both sides of the abortion question who want to help you. (I know I've probaly made some of you angry. If you want to vent, but feel this isn't the forum, write me: email@example.com )
Breast have been tender for four days but you dont get your period for 11 more days are you pregnant?
Highly likely to get a negative reading and be wasting your money. You may definitely be able to get a blood test from your doctors office 7-10dpo. Good luck to you!!!!! Well, you can, but your results probably won't be accurate. You should take a home pregnacny test no more than 1 day before your expected period or the day of your expected period to get accurate results. Conception usually occurs about 5-7 days after…
You cannot get pregnant 4 days before your period. You get pregnant when you ovulate and that is usually 14 days before your period. 4 days before your period there is no egg to be fertilised. However, you can get pregnant 4 days before the theoretical date when you should be getting your period if your cycle was perfectly regular. You may ovulate later or earlier than usual at any time (it happens a lot)…
Trying to get pregnant period isn't due for 7 days for 2 days i have had light brown spotting is it normal could it be implantation spotting when should i test the bleeding is now gone?
You could be pregnant. I had brown spotting 10 days before my period was suppose to start. 5 days later I took a First Response (5 days before your missed period) and it came back positive. If you take it that early and it comes out negative, it could be a false negative. It is still best to wait 5 to 10 days after a missed period. Good luck!
If you took a pregnancy test 4 days before your period and was negative could you still be pregnant?
I usually experience lower back pain and cramps 2 days before my period but now it's 12 days before my period but I am experiencing cramps and back pain could this be a sign that I am pregnant?
I dont think that would be a good time to take a pregnancy test since 13 days before your period is probably around the time that you are ovulationg and it can take up to a week for the egg to implant in the uterus if implantation occured. Wait till the day you are supppossed to have your period, I know you are anticipating, but the best results are about 5 days past the day…
# Conception usually occurs about 5-7 days after intercourse # Your most fertile period is about 5 days before ovulation # For most(but not all) women ovulation occurs about 14 days prior to her period. 4 days before expected period= 51% accurate 3 days before expected period= 82% accurate 2 days before expected period= 90% accurate 1 day before expected period =95% accurate the day of expected period =99% accurate Here is a link to…
If you normally have really good skin and then all of a sudden you are breaking out everywhere within 3 weeks after intercourse can that be a sign of pregnancy?
Not at 8 days is to soon. you might can try 4 days before you miss you period, but you would have to buy the pricey pregnancy test that is real sensitive . First Response test is a good test. If it is negative , then try again the day you miss your period, might not be enough hormone in your system.
Could I be pregnant if I had intercourse two days before my period even though I got that first period on time and it was regular for me but now it's a month later and I am late for my second period?
What does it mean if you have very water or egg white cervical mucus lasting 14 days which is 8 days before period?
Probably nothing. You're a woman. Mucus happens! Deal with it, maybe wear a small pad for comfort, and wait for your period. If you miss your period, buy a cheap pregnancy test (they all seem to be as good as the expensive ones these days), then buy another a few days later if you wish, then check with your doctor if you are worried or unsure...Good luck on what you want it to be... Sign…
Can you be pregnant if you have had flu like symptoms and are experiencing spotting ten days before your period is due?
My period come every 20 21 days and stay on for 5 days what my cycle length and does that make me irregular when do I ovulate Is clomid a good start when you trying to conceive?
If you had a sex jus before your period at the beginning of the month then the day after your period and then come on again that same month for just 2days and then have sex after that and be pregnant?
Trying to conceive and period arrived 5 days early and is extremely light and off and on Hpt was negative and never been early or late to get period before could that be sign of pregnancy?
Hi there, usually if you have spotting before your period or roughly the same time, it could be a sign of implantation bleeding as this can happen anywhere between 6+ days after ovulation, since you have indicated that you are spotting after your expected period it could either be a very very light period and that you could be pregnant or it is the start of your period. Good luck and hope this helps. PS…
Sure..but.. if you had a regular period for your last period (in other words, you don't think you were pregnant last cycle) then you need to wait until it's close to when your period is due (a few days) in order to get a good result, in all reality you are most likely to get your best result on the day your period is due. ~pawsalmighty
first its hard cuz i don't know if you cycle evey 28 days or when was your last day of period but i did an estimate of a 28 cycles of November 20th and next period will be December 14th so your chance of being pregnant will be on December 6th for more information and to do your own ovulation calculator go to www.babycenter.com good luck Answer ovulation takes place about 14 days before your…