Can I get Pregnant when I’ve just Finished my Period?
Most women have a similar cycle throughout the month. First, their body will begin building their uterine lining. This is completed by causing the lining to thicken, which will help the embryo attach when the egg becomes fertilized.
The body will also produce an egg every month. However, the egg must first mature in the ovaries before it is ready to be released. This process usually only happens once per cycle, which is typically every 28 days or so.
After the egg is released, it will travel through the fallopian tubes and wait in the uterus to become fertilized. When the egg is not fertilized, it will die and the woman’s period will begin. The period is actually the lining of the uterus shedding so that it can begin to rebuild itself the following month.
Most women will not be able to become pregnant immediately after their period. However, depending on the length of your cycle it is a possibility.
If a woman has a short cycle, it is possible that sperm that enters her body after her period can still be alive when it is time for her to ovulate again. Sperm can live in the body for about 72 hours, so she would need to ovulate during this time.