There are women who think that having the period with or without menstrual clots is like a free contraceptive, that is to say that if you are menstruating you can have unprotected sex because nothing happens. But what is real in this? Nothing, because a woman who is on her period can perfectly get pregnant, the chances are lower, but it can happen.
Menstruation and pregnancy
- At ovulation, the ovary releases an egg into the fallopian tube, where it can live for 24 hours waiting for fertilization before reaching the uterus. Meanwhile, the uterus is building a lining in case it has to store a growing embryo. If the egg meets the sperm during ovulation, there will be fertilization. If this is not the case, the body will expel the ovum and the period will appear again.
- Most women’s menstrual cycles are approximately 28 days, starting on the first day of menstruation and ending on the first day of the next. Because an egg can live for 24 hours and sperm can live inside the woman for up to 5 days. A woman can get pregnant starting 5 days before ovulation and ending one day after. If ovulation occurs normally at 14 days in a regular 28-day period, there is one week between the last day of your period and the first day of ovulation.
- Since spermatozoa live for 5 days, you can have a period, maintain sexual intercourse and get pregnant because ovulation can occur at any time between the first day of the first period and the first day of the next one, since sometimes the moment of ovulation may vary and may not be exact.