Posted by: Wondering if??? | 2005/01/10

Family Planning

Hi Doc,

My nurse at the clinic were I get my birth control pills said if you don't get your period you can't fall pregnant is this true. Also apparently according to her there is only 2 days in a month that your likely to fall pregnant is this also true and how do you work out what 2 days that is.

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If you miss a period on the Pill, you must test for pregnancy.
Ovulation usually occurs on Day 14 if you have a 28 day cycle and the egg survives for about 2 days. However, all women do not ovulate at the expected time so this is not a reliable method of contraception.

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Posted by: Pokkel | 2005/01/10

If you don't get your periods, and you are not on a contraceptive, then you can definitely fall pregnant. Your period is a result of the uterus membrane thickening to prepare for possible conception. If conception does not happen the uterus membrane thickening part is released by your body with a period.
Having a period is no indication that you do ovulate.
Having no period is no indication that you did not ovulate. You can still ovulate which means you can fall pregnant.

I hope i am not confusing you.

Your fertile period of the month is around 14 days before your next period. You can fall pregnant any day from day 10 to day 16.

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