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Old 08-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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I've been looking through the posts hoping to find something similar to my dilema but I can't find anything so I'm posting b/c I need some peace of mind! (hoping thats what I get...)
How common is it to get prego while AF is visiting? DH had the bright idea (without me knowing) to NOT withdraw thinking that b/c I was having my cycle (toward the end of it so it wasn't like a blood bath....I hope I'm not grossing anyone out) we were safe. I'm not so sure of that.
Is he right or am I right

*We're Not Pregnant!!* Very relieved right now! Thank you all for you're input! :-)

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Old 08-18-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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I am in the same dilemma!! I let DH "stay in" because I was at the end (CD6) of AF and I figured... What's the harm? Well I started spotting on CD16 and am freaking out that it may be implantation spotting!!

~ a little background ~ DS weaned himself from BF @ 12 months (AF returned at 6 months PP and averaged about 55 days long... I've always had long cycles) So we have not been BFing for 4 solid months. Prior to most recent AF I had 3 days of spotting (very light usually only while exercising, starting on CD 28), then I went on 28 more days until the real "AF" showed up. Now I am day 18 and still spotting... And I never spot this soon after AF... But it is within the 7-10day implantation spotting "window" YIKES!!

I know you can get pregnant on your period if you ovulated early, which is entirely possible if you are irregular. Hugs~ good luck!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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I know it's possible but pretty rare. I had a similar situation and my dr. said it's really only possible if you have short cycles. For instance, you dtd on the last day of your period and then ovulate a few days later. Sperm can live for a few days, so then it's possible to fertilize the egg. I'm no expert so maybe someone else better versed will chime in. But I think you're safe!
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:02 PM   #4
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its pretty unlikely, but not impossible
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For me, it would be totally possible, because I usually ovulate around day 12. So on day 7, I could still be spotting, and sperm can live up to 5 days. Tada! Potential baby. But I only have 25-26 day cycles, so I ovulate "early".
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:18 AM   #6
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For me, it would be totally possible, because I usually ovulate around day 12. So on day 7, I could still be spotting, and sperm can live up to 5 days. Tada! Potential baby. But I only have 25-26 day cycles, so I ovulate "early".
Yep, it can and does happen. All you need to have is a shorter cycle.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:57 AM   #7
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Re: A little shy about posting here...

Doing the deed on the last day of AF resulted in my 17 month old...Good luck!
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:03 AM   #8
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Well since you are trying to avoid, better get yourself from pee sticks.
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The first 5 days of your period are safe, according to the FAM method, but after that it's possible because it may be masking cervical fluid. Cervical fluid is potentially fertile, because sperm can survive in it for 5 (I've even heard up to 7 or 10 in RARE cases) days.

If you had any dry days after your period, then sperm would have died within a few hours.
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For me, it would be totally possible, because I usually ovulate around day 12. So on day 7, I could still be spotting, and sperm can live up to 5 days. Tada! Potential baby. But I only have 25-26 day cycles, so I ovulate "early".
This is me too, except for a few months postpartum my cycles are longer for a while.
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