When am I Most Likely to be Fertile?

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Last night I had sex with my boyfriend and he ejaculated inside of me. I had just finished my period the day before and I was wondering what are the chances that I could get pregnant due to this action.

My periods are usually pretty regular, this one lasting from July 10 until the 15, and I was also wondering when it is that I would most likely be fertile. I'm not on the pill or anything and I would just like to know what my chances are of being pregnant. Thank you for you time.

ANSWER

Women usually ovulate about 14 days before their next period. If you know when that is likely to be, you can figure it out. Also figure that sperm can last up to 7 days.

If you are not ready to be a parent, and you are not willing to be abstinent, then it sounds like it's time to get some effective contraception.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.