Is Pregnancy During Menstrual Cycle Bleeding Possible?
Considering if there is a chance of pregnancy during menstrual cycle bleeding?
You are not alone with this often embarrassing question.
have been confronted with this question by many women who are often
either embarrassed, perplexed or sometimes confused about it.
will brief discuss this issue alongside current recommendations and
basic normal body function which should make you comfortable with the
Why Bother About It?
The primary reason that underlies the discussion on this topic
conception or contraception. In fact I have had a strange case of a
young couple who came to the office because the young wife had learned
from her peers that period of menses is the best moment for conception!
Obviously, this was an error which was easy to solve by careful
explanation of the menstrual processes that govern conception.
of the uncertainties of the menstrual cycles and multiple problems that
may arise with a natural method of contraception, current expert
opinion do not consider any period of the menstrual cycle to be 100%
risk free from a possible pregnancy. This caution is put forward to
ensure that women always use a contraceptive method throughout the cycle
so as to avoid the embarrassments of an unwanted pregnancy.
How Probable Is Pregnancy During Menses?
If a woman has regular menstrual cycles with a cycle length within
the acceptable limits, it is almost impossible for pregnancy to occur
during the menstrual phase. Why? The egg should be dead and being
However, it is agreed never to say never with
biological processes. What if the egg contained in the menstrual blood
with the uterus happens to be alive and be fertilized by sperms? Just
some thought put forward to caution though this should be a very very
rare occurrence. Therefore, pregnancy during menses is an exception and
not the rule. So if you want to avoid pregnancy, for the sake of
prudence, be cautious throughout the cycle. If you want to become
pregnant, the period of menses is not the time. Read about the fertile
Some factors that should come into play include the
lifespan of the egg and the sperm cells as well as the menstrual cycle
length and regularity to some extend.