The result is two separate pregnancies happening at the same time. It's such a rare occurrence that medical experts have only been able to identify a few confirmed cases of superfetation in pregnant women. So, while yes, you could get pregnant while you're already pregnant, it's probably not something to worry about.... read more ›
Your menstrual cycle is typically interrupted by pregnancy. This means when you are pregnant, you typically don't ovulate or menstruate. The body “switches gears”, so to speak, and focuses on developing the growing embryo.... read more ›
If that's how you're currently feeling, you can take a deep sigh of relief. Semen and sperm deposited in the vagina during penetrative vaginal sex will not harm the baby. Most of it will simply be discharged from the body through the vaginal opening.... continue reading ›
Experts say the best way to get pregnant fast is to have sex once a day, every other day, during the fertile window right before and after ovulation. If you have sex too often, your partner's sperm count may be reduced, and if you don't have enough sex, the sperm may be old and unable to swim as fast.... see details ›
Superfetation is when a second, new pregnancy occurs during an initial pregnancy. Another ovum (egg) is fertilized by sperm and implanted in the womb days or weeks later than the first one. Babies born from superfetation are often considered twins since they may be born during the same birth on the same day.... see more ›
Often, someone with a cryptic pregnancy does not experience typical symptoms of pregnancy, such as: nausea. missed periods. abdominal swelling.... continue reading ›
The stuff that leaks out after sex is just fluid and some dead sperm. Some experts do recommend staying in bed anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour after intercourse to keep the sperm pooled at the top of the vagina.... see more ›
Symptoms, such as breast tenderness and morning sickness, tend to develop abruptly. Typically this happens about two weeks from when you missed your last period (six weeks since you actually had a period).... view details ›
You can carry out most pregnancy tests from the first day of a missed period. If you don't know when your next period is due, do the test at least 21 days after you last had unprotected sex. Some very sensitive pregnancy tests can be used even before you miss a period.... see more ›
Don't drink too much water, or any liquid, before taking a pregnancy test. Excess fluids can impact the accuracy of the test results, so if your urine is diluted or pale yellow, hold off on taking a test. Diluted urine tends to also have diluted hCG levels which can skew the test results.... see more ›
Why does sperm flow out after intercourse? Sperm leakage, if there is enough of it, can be expected even hours after intercourse. Sperm can even come out the next day, in specific cases. Semen immediately enters the uterus after intercourse.... continue reading ›
However, once semen has entered the cervix, there is no scientifically proven way to remove it. If someone is attempting to remove semen from the vagina to avoid becoming pregnant, they should contact their doctor. The doctor may be able to prescribe emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy.... view details ›
In actuality, though, it's completely normal for some sperm to leak out of the vagina after sex that ends in your partner ejaculating into your vagina, says Michele Hakakha, M.D., FACOG, an OB-GYN in Beverly Hills and author of Expecting 411. And good news: It doesn't affect your chances of getting pregnant.... see details ›
What is the likelihood of becoming pregnant on each day before or after ovulation?
|5 days before ovulation||10%|
|1 day before ovulation||31%|
- Cervical mucus changes. ...
- Heightened senses. ...
- Breast soreness or tenderness. ...
- Mild pelvic or lower abdominal pain. ...
- Light spotting or discharge. ...
- Libido changes.
The ovulation test might also be positive when you're pregnant because a pregnancy-specific hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), behaves a lot like LH on a molecular level (Cole, 2010). And while at-home ovulation testers are great at predicting ovulation, they're ultimately a pretty simple tool.... see details ›
You might've heard that if you don't have a pregnancy test on hand, an ovulation test can also detect pregnancy because the pregnancy hormone hCG and LH are chemically similar. While it's true these hormones have a similar structure, they are significantly different, according to Liu.... see details ›
Ejaculated sperm remain viable for several days within the female reproductive tract. Fertilization is possible as long as the sperm remain alive — up to five days. Sperm can also be preserved for decades when semen is frozen.... continue reading ›
Once the sperm enters the reproductive system, it can take about 30-45 minutes to reach the egg. For this, it is important to have a healthy sperm which has the right kind of motility to reach the egg and fertilize it. Once inside the body of a woman, a healthy sperm can live up to 2-5 days.... view details ›
- Age. The quality and quantity of a woman's eggs begin to decline with age. ...
- Smoking. Besides damaging your cervix and fallopian tubes, smoking increases your risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. ...
- Weight. ...
- Sexual history. ...
You can carry out most pregnancy tests from the first day of a missed period. If you don't know when your next period is due, do the test at least 21 days after you last had unprotected sex. Some very sensitive pregnancy tests can be used even before you miss a period.... see details ›
While ovulation itself only lasts for 12 to 24 hours, you're most likely to get pregnant in the days before and after ovulation, a window of around six days. Read on to learn more about what exactly happens during this phase of the menstrual cycle, as well as reasons why ovulation can be delayed.... see details ›
Clearblue Early Detection Pregnancy Test can tell you 6 days sooner than your missed period (which is 5 days before your expected period)1. No matter when you test, you can be confident in the accuracy of a 'Pregnant' result with any Clearblue Pregnancy Test.... continue reading ›
Implantation takes place anywhere between 6 and 12 days after you ovulate. It most commonly occurs 8 to 9 days after conception.... read more ›
Implantation bleeding is more likely to be a pinky-brown color. Menstrual bleeding, on the other hand, may start off light pink or brown, but it soon changes into crimson red. Strength of flow. Implantation bleeding is usually super-light spotting.... continue reading ›
Any positive line, no matter how faint, means your result is pregnant. Levels of hCG in your body will increase over the course of your pregnancy. If you test early, your hCG levels may be still be low and you'll see a faint positive line.... read more ›