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Old 01-19-2004, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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when are you most likely to get pregnant

i've heard two different stories. when are you most likely to get pregnant is the quesiton i'm asking. is it 14 days before or after your period?
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Old 01-19-2004, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It totally depends and if you have ANY questions about it use many, many methods of BC if you're not trying to get pregnant.

In order for conception to happen, there have to be sperm and eggs present, yes? Most women (and here's the problem - only most women) ovulate somewhere around 14 days before the start of their period. But this can vary from woman to woman and from cycle to cycle in the same woman.

But let's assume we're talking about an average woman with a normal cycle. Sperm can survive in the body for something like 3 days. So basically, you're most likely to get pregnant anywhere between 3 days before you ovulate to about 3 days after (the amount of time it takes for an egg to travel down the fallopian tubes - if it's not fertilized by then, no conception is likely). People practicing the rhythm method suggest avoiding sex for the 5 days before and the 5 days after you ovulate.

The tricky part is the "before" - it's a lot harder to tell when you're approaching ovulation than to tell when you've ovlulated - there are a lot of ways advertised - hormone assays, body temperature, etc.

Best to talk to an OB-GYN if you're thinking of using "rhythm method" for either fertility purposes or to avoid getting pregnant. They can help you figure out when you're likely to ovulate.
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Old 01-19-2004, 12:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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when are you most likely to get pregnant
whenever you're not using birth control

sorry, but having seen your abortion thread, that's the only advise i feel comfortable giving.

good luck to you.
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Old 01-19-2004, 01:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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whenever you're not using birth control

sorry, but having seen your abortion thread, that's the only advise i feel comfortable giving.

good luck to you.
I've always been on birth control i just never remembered the pill. I have now switched to the patch but we still want to use a back up method just not all the time because I really don't like condoms. So I was just wondering when the safest time would be not to use one.
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Old 01-19-2004, 02:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Never. It is never a safe time not to use one.
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Old 01-19-2004, 02:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Never. It is never a safe time not to use one.
Never ever never ever. Basically never.

Nobody likes condoms for crying out loud! They're a pain in the ass, but a hell of a lot less than a baby...
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Old 01-19-2004, 02:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I hate condoms. A lot. But Beyond Sevens are really really really good.
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Old 01-19-2004, 04:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I was told by the doctor when I asked him about going on birthcontrol pills.
I was 14 when I started taking them. I asked him when the pill would start to take effect and he asked when I had had my last period, well it turned out I had just finished a few days a head of time. Long story short the chances of getting pregnant are slim for 14 days AFTER your period. But it really depends on your system. I would be safer to say that 1 to 10 days your chances are slimmer only because 14 might be a little pushing it.
Sure thing though is even if it is 14 days after I would still use some sort of protection because nothing is 100%.
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Old 01-19-2004, 04:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah I can put up with a few minutes of dealing with a pain in the ass condom a lot better then the lifetime care of a child.

Don't ever play a gussing game with your ovulation cycle.
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Old 01-19-2004, 09:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Never ever never ever. Basically never.

Nobody likes condoms for crying out loud! They're a pain in the ass, but a hell of a lot less than a baby...
ditto...better safe than sorry...
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Old 01-19-2004, 09:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you are perfectly regular (and who is?), it's 14 days after the beginning of the period. Since no one is perfectly regular, usually 3 days leeway need to be figured in and even more for the extremely irregular.

It's good to see you're on another means of contraceptive as well. There are a lot of strong feelings here about abortion, some for and some against, but no one recommends it as a repetitive means of birth control.
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Old 01-20-2004, 01:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Just wondering really,

I'm on the pill, and I (really!!!) hope that will keep me from getting pregnant... But I was just wondering if you girls keep on using a condom in a "serious relationship", once you're on the pill.

I know, off course the pill won't prevent AIDS or other sexual diseases, but me and my bf are in a stable and pure relation (no cheating on each other) - I know you'll all comment that you can never be sure and I know there are a thousands of examples, women who did get Aids from their bf, who was apparently cheating on them, but I don't want to discuss that here and now;

I was just wondering if you girls continue using condoms just as precaution for not getting pregnant? The pill doesn't give you a hundred % security, and we all know that... but still, me and my bf don't use condoms as an extra safety-guard...
I thought that was kind of the usual way to go... most of my friends, that are in a longterm relationship don't use condoms anymore, so totally and solely rely on the pill.

What about you girls?
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Old 01-20-2004, 01:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't, lisa, same situation as you...monogomous relationship we both entered into as virgins... be sure if you go that r route, though that you're regular with your pills... time time of the day and everything.
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Old 01-20-2004, 04:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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If I were in a monogomous relationship and we had both been tested, and I were on the pill I probably wouldn't use condoms. The reason I (and others I think) are giving saleenobsessed the advice to still use condoms is because she got pregnant before on the pill.

Basically, understand the method of birth control that you're on and use it right.
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