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I had my IUD removed on a Monday. I started my period on Tuesday and had unprotected sex the following Tuesday. Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous April 30, 2018 - 6:53am
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

You could get pregnant but it's less likely than likely as most women don't ovulate 7 day after their period starts. If you don't get your period when expected, you can take a test.

April 30, 2018 - 1:18pm
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Anonymous (reply to SusanC)

Thank you. I just read that couple that are trying to conceive have a likelier chance conceiving if they have sex a few days before ovulation. That freaked me out a little.

April 30, 2018 - 7:42pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

There is truth to that.
Sperm lives in the body for up to 5 days so if a woman has sex 5 days before her ovulation date (or 4 or 3 or 2 etc) she can get pregnant. Once ovulation is done (actual ovulation is only 24 hours) she won't get pregnant until the next cycle.

May 1, 2018 - 3:42pm
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Anonymous (reply to SusanC)

Thank you.

May 1, 2018 - 8:38pm
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