Can I Get Pregnant the First Day After Period?

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Can I get pregnant the first day after my period?

ANSWER

It is very difficult, but not impossible. Sperm can last up to 7 days, and if you have a long period and ovulate early, yes, it can happen.

If you are not ready to become a parent, you might want to consider effective contraception.

-- Cynthia, CNM