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cheerleader135
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Hi everyone. Happy 2008 [Smile]
Okay, so here we go, I had sex on the 11th of December, and then started my period 2 days later, normal time. I was just wondering, is there still a possibility of me being pregnant because I know it takes about 6-8 days for the egg to become fertilized. I know there's no way you can tell me if I'm pregnant or not, but is there a possibility of it?

Thank you:)

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Well, a woman can't be pregnant and have a period at the same time. So, if you had a period since you had unprotected sex, then you just can't be pregnant.

It's worth remembering though that if you did engage in unprotected sex you've had a STIs risk. So, if you and your partner haven't been tested twice before 6 months apart or haven't remained monogamous since, then you might want to schedule an appointment to both go get tested.

(And thanks for the little happy new year. Same goes for you ! :) )

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Actually, although very rare, it is possible to have periods during pregnancy. (Or period-like - I guess I should say)

My mother had what seemed to be periods throughout her entire pregnancy with me.

I'm not saying this is the case with you, just a little added note. But, to cure your curiosity, you have waited well over the amount of time for a pregnancy test to be accurate. If you have suspicions, you could buy one to ease your mind.

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To have an actual period during pregnancy is impossible. A period is the shedding of the endometrial lining. To shed that lining, while pregnant, would essentally abort the embryo/fetus.

While women may bleed during pregnancy, however, it is usually not a good sign. Any bleeding during a pregnancy should get checked out by the ob/gyn/prenatal doctor immediately, as it is generally a sign of problems and wouldn't be good for the baby.

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Thanks for the added info, Amanda.

That is why I made sure to add period-like and what seemed to be a period in my reply.

As I said, she had episodes of bleeding throughout her pregnancy. Her OBGYN couldn't find any abnormalities and her pregnancy went smoothly. I turned out just fine. I had complications after birth, but that was due to an infection that set in after I was born.

I'm sure her situation was a very rare one, indeed.

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Thanks everyone.
I was just a little worried, because I know the egg isn't fertilized until 6-8 days after you've had sex, and since my period was 2 days later, didn't know if that would make a difference and if I still could end up being pregnant since the egg wouldn't have been fertilized.

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I really wouldn't stress over this. If your period started on the 13 of December, it should be due again in a few days. You could always wait it out, if you can stay patient for that long, or buy a pregnancy test.

Know that stress can cause your period to arrive at a different time than it is supposed to. So if your period is late, it still may not mean you are pregnant. So, if you are deeply concerned, which it sounds as if you may be, you should purchase the test or go to the health clinic near you to get one taken. Good Luck.

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And I say thank you for the scars
And the guilt and the pain
Every tear I've never cried
Has sealed your fate.
Did you take me for a fool
or were you just too blind to see
that every effort made has failed
and there is no destroying me?
Atreyu

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