“How do you know what days you can easily get pregnant on?”
A woman is fertile 3 days before she ovulates and 3 days after ovulation. If her periods are
regular, a care provider can help determine when she is ovulating and can also
provide information for a healthy pregnancy or can provide information on
preventing an unintended pregnancy.
“What are the chances of becoming pregnant 3 days after ovulation?”
The chances of becoming pregnant 3 days after ovulation are pretty high! Generally, 3 days before ovulation and 3 days after ovulation are the most fertile. Unless you are intending to become pregnant, using contraception, such as Nexplanon, IUD or birth control pills, will offer excellent protection against an unintended pregnancy. In most states, beginning at age 13, women can seek contraception without parental permission. Latex condoms should be used with any birth control to protect against STD infections. Your health care provider will provide you with much more information on birth control options and STD protection.
“My boyfriend and I had sex but I’m on birth control. They say if you have sex on the week your fertility is high you could get pregnant. Is that true?”
If you are using a birth control method correctly, your chances of becoming pregnant are pretty
small. For women not using a reliable method of birth control, she is more likely to become pregnant if she has sex during the time that she is ovulating.
“I’ve been on birth control for as long as I can remember, and now that I’m finally off, my significant other and I are trying to get pregnant. How should I plan this? What’s the best way to find out if I’m even fertile anymore?”
Once a woman stops her birth control, it may take up to a year to become pregnant. If you have just begun trying to get pregnant, then be patient. There are several ways to estimate when you are ovulating so see your care provider for a physical exam and begin taking a good multivitamin with folic acid.