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Period=not pregnant? Is this always the case?

By Anonymous December 19, 2016 - 8:11am
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Say you had Sex and then a couple hours later your period arrived, does that mean you can't be pregnant stiLl? Or if you have sex and then a couple days later your period comes? Does that mean you got lucky and didn't get pregnant?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your questions about having a period and being pregnant.

If you have your period, it means you did not become pregnant, either by having unprotected intercourse either the same day it starts or a couple of days before it starts.

The menstrual cycle is the monthly series of changes a woman's body goes through in preparation for the possibility of pregnancy. Each month, one of the ovaries releases an egg — a process called ovulation. At the same time, hormonal changes prepare the uterus for pregnancy. If ovulation takes place and the egg isn't fertilized, the lining of the uterus sheds through the vagina. This is a menstrual period.

Does this answer your questions?

December 19, 2016 - 9:15am
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