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Odds Of Getting Pregnant

If you are trying to get pregnant, or trying to avoid pregnancy, knowing the odds of getting pregnant based on given circumstances can be very helpful. If you are trying, and need tips on how to get pregnant, we have many articles which can help you.

Your chances of getting pregnant vary based on a number of different factors, such as your age, weight, and overall health. If you are trying to avoid getting pregnant by using one of many forms of birth-control, it is important to know the risks involved in doing so. No form of birth-control outside of abstinence is guaranteed to prevent pregnancies 100%. Many of the most effective birth-control options are 99.99% effective under ideal conditions.

Odds of Getting Pregnant on Birth Control

chances of getting pregnant on birth control are very slim, but it can happen. Other than abstinence, no form of birth control is 100% effective. The most common form of birth control, known as the pill, is really not just one particular pill, but simply describes a class of prescription drug that must be taken at the same time every day in order to be most effective. If a woman forgets to take her pill one day, or alters the time of day she takes it, it increases her risk of getting pregnant if she were to have sex.

Other forms of birth control, like shots and IUD's, are effective as well, but factors such as interaction with other prescription drugs or improper placement could reduce the effectiveness of these forms of birth control. Condoms are another option, but they are susceptible to breaking during intercourse.

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Odds of Getting Pregnant After 35

The odds of getting pregnant for any woman depend on many factors, such as their size, overall health, and of course, age.

It has been found that a woman's chances of becoming pregnant after the age of 35 begin to decline much more rapidly. Between the ages of 30-40, a woman's chance of getting pregnant declines by approximately 15%.

Factors such as diet, lifestyle, family history, and general health play a role as well. Women who have lived a healthier lifestyle will have a higher chance of getting pregnant after the age of 35.

Odds of Getting Pregnant While Breastfeeding

The odds of getting pregnant while breastfeeding depends largely on how long the mother has been breastfeeding and how soon she begins to ovulate again. There has been research done that shows that exclusive breastfeeding can be up to 99.5% effective in preventing pregnancies.

There are many conditions that must be met, and some of the research is still being debated. Most women have reporting that they generally begin ovulating again approximately 6 months after giving birth, but the exact amount of time for any women is impossible to pre-determine.

Odds of Getting Pregnant During Period

The odds of you getting pregnant during your period are somewhere between slim and none. If you have a short cycle, it is possible for a an egg to be approaching the fallopian tubes, where it may be fertilized, at a time very close to the end of your last period.

If you have unprotected sex at the end of one period, it is possible for the sperm fertilize the egg. Sperm can remain active in your reproductive system for 2-3 days. In optimal conditions, sperm can live and be effective for up to 5 days. However, since most women have an average of a 28 day cycle, it is impossible for sperm to survive that long and fertilize an egg around day 12 or 16.