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had sex on day of ovulation but started my period the next day due to missing a few birth control pills could i still be pregnant?

By July 26, 2010 - 10:07am
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If i chart that i will ovulate in like 6 days is it possable if i have sex in the next couple days i can still get pregnent ( i know there is always a chance) as in will the sperm live long enough???

October 28, 2010 - 4:59am
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Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for your comment. Are you trying to get pregnant? Have you contacted your doctor about wanting to get pregnant to see if there is anything to consider related to your personal health history? The doctor's office would be the best resource for finding out about the best ways for you to pursue getting pregnant.
Generally speaking though, I'm not a doctor, but I do know that in a healthy woman of child-bearing capability, there always is the possibility for pregnancy around ovulation, and possibly at other times too since the sperm can live for up to 5 days following being deposited inside of you, and depending on when you engage in the act.
Hope that makes sense. You may want to check out our pregnancy page for more articles, etc. for more information.
Good luck and let us know how else we may be able to help you.

October 28, 2010 - 11:26am

Hi Alyshia,
Thanks for your question and for being a part of the EmpowHer community.
Any time you forget to take your pills, you run the risk of getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex. You may want to use a backup method such as condoms or withdrawal, or abstain from sex for the rest of this period to make sure you don't put yourself at any further risk for unwanted pregnancy. I hope you are back on track with your pills now. If you're not sure how to do that, here is an advocacy sheet I wrote recently about missing birth control pills:
Good luck, and let us know how you're doing or if you have any more questions.

July 27, 2010 - 1:01pm
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