The probability is low, but yes, you can get pregnant being in your days close to your period, just like during menstruation. If the menstrual cycles are short in a woman, the fertile days (close to ovulation) are very close to those of the period, as we have explained in the previous picture. Therefore, if we add to this that the sperm can last up to 4 days alive inside the woman... yes, pregnancy can occur by having intercourse during the period.
Can pregnancy occur close to my period?
By Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 03/14/2022
Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).