Aunt Vadge: could I be pregnant if I had my period?

Hi Aunt Vadge, 

If I had sex on the 27th, 28th, 29th, 1st, 2nd and 5th (October/November) where he came in me every time, but I started my period on the 2nd and ended on the 5th, what are the chances of me being pregnant?

I’m on the pill, but I’ve forgotten to take it for two of the nights. 

Thanks,
Worried

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Dear Worried,

If you had your period, there is no chance that you are pregnant. You need your endometrial lining (period) and the hormones that keep the lining put on your womb until it’s period time – progesterone. Progesterone must drop off for your lining to shed. No progesterone, no pregnancy.
Warmest regards,
Aunt Vadge
Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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