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1. Could I be pregnant?
Pregnancy occurs when a mature egg released from the woman’s ovaries meets with a spermatozoid. Ovulation (release of the egg) occurs once in a month in girls who have regular periods. Ovulation occurs 14-15 days before your next period and last for 24 hours. If your menstrual cycle is 24 days long, it means that ovulation would occur on the 9-10 day of your cycle. This also means that you can get pregnant by having sex while on your period because sperm can live up to 5 days inside a woman. If your cycle lasts 28 days (or longer), ovulation occurs on the 14 th-15th day of your menstrual cycle.
In order for you to get pregnant, sperm needs to be ejaculated inside vagina. There are many discussions about whether precum could cause fertilization but there are no definitive thoughts or proves about precum causing pregnancy. This is why it is always best to be protected whether it is by using a condom or any form of birth control pills and other methods.
You CANNOT get pregnant by having dry sex, masturbation or fingering. Semen cannot go through your cloths or by having your boyfriend ejaculating on your stomach.
The only way to know if you got pregnant or not is to get tested on the day (or the day after) your period was supposed to come or two weeks after the suspected unprotected intercourse.
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Sex without condom_Chances of pregnancy?
2. About birth control pills
The birth control pill is a daily pill that contains hormones, usually combination of the hormones estrogen and progesterone to change the way the body works and prevent ovulation and therefore.
They are said to be 99% effective, which means there is 1% chance to get pregnant while using birth control pills. Before you start using the pills, you should talk to your gyn and have some tests done to see if you are suitable for using the pills.
By using the pills regularly and correctly, you should be protected from pregnancy and you would not have to use any additional birth control methods. Plan B, which is an emergency contraception pill, should only be used if you haven’t used your bc pills correctly and regularly.
Birth control pills will not protect you from getting a sexually transmitted disease, so you should always wear a condom unless you are 100% sure your partner doesn’t have an STD.
Birth control pills can cause many side effects about which you could talk on the forums.
3. About plan B
The morning pill after aka Plan B
4. Sex in pregnancy
Unless your health care provider advised you otherwise, sex during pregnancy is safe for you and your baby until the beginning of the ninth month. After that you should refrain from having sex.
Just because sex is safe during pregnancy, it doesn't mean you'll necessarily want to have it! Many pregnant women may experience decrease but also an increase in their sexual drive. Many women could also find sex uncomfortable as their bodies get larger. Sex will not harm your baby nor will the baby know that you are having sex. Your baby is fully protected by the amniotic sac and the strong muscles of the uterus. A thick mucus plug seals the cervix and helps guard against infection. The penis will not come into any contact with the fetus during sex.
5. Is accidental pregnancy after tubal ligation possible?
It may happen for the tubal ligation to fail. This may happen right away after the surgery or even 10 years later. The reason of failure may depend on the surgeon who did it and type of the procedure done. If you got pregnant after tubal ligation, you have to see a gynecologist right away. The problem with post tubal ligation pregnancies is that most of the time, they are ectopic. This means that the fetus grows in the fallopian tube (or elsewhere) instead in the uterus. This condition can be life threatening and immediate response is essential.
6. Trying to get pregnant after tubal ligation
There are two options for reversing the effects of tubal ligation.
One would be undergoing surgery to rejoin the tubes called “tubal ligation reversal”. It will not be necessarily successful especially for those women whose tubes had been additionally burned to make sure accidental pregnancy doesn’t occur. Rejoined tubes carry a great risk of ectopic pregnancy. The chances of successful reversal depend on the woman’s age, ligation technique, tubal length after rejoining.
The second option would be in vitro fertilization (IVF). The chances of success are quite low, 10-25% and it carries other risks like ovarian cancer development due to the necessity of receiving additional female hormones to stimulate egg production.
Is pregnancy possible after tubal ligation?
Chances of normal pregnancy after tubal ligation
Can you get pregnant after tubal ligation?
Tubal ligation reversal
7. Trying to conceive without success
Health experts say that it takes up to a year for a healthy couple to conceive. So, there is no need to panic if it’s been a month or three months. Not all eggs are mature enough and not all fertilized eggs get to implant. Sometimes fertilization occurs not necessarily implantation. Implantation is a process in which fertilized egg attaches to the endometrial lining of the uterine wall. It occurs 6-12 days after fertilization.
If you haven’t had luck in a year, then it would be a good time to seek professional help. Remember, the less stressful you are about getting pregnant, the more success you’ll have with it.
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