Pregnancy after menstruation

Quite often, women who use the physiological method of contraception, as the main one, are interested in the question of whether pregnancy is possible almost immediately after the last month. Let us consider this situation in detail, and give an exhaustive answer.

Can pregnancy come after menstruation?

To begin with, it must be said that fertilization is possible only in the middle of the menstrual cycle, in the ovulatory phase. However, physicians in their practice confirm and fix the phenomena when a woman can become pregnant during the first phase of the subsequent cycle.

The probability that pregnancy will begin immediately after menstruation, there is. The factors explaining this circumstance are:

  1. The presence of prolonged menstrual flow. As you know, normal maturation of the sexual cell begins with a new menstrual cycle. This process takes 3-5 days. In cases where a woman has a prolonged menstrual discharge (for 8-10 days), during this period, a new ovum may mature, which ovulates.
  2. Life expectancy of male sex cells. It is generally accepted that, on average, spermatozoa retain their activity and viability for 3-5 days. However, there are cases when living male sex cells are in the woman's genital tract and after 7 days from the moment of sex.
  3. Cycle failure. Irregular menstrual discharge, in which the date of ovulation can also "swim", often lead to the fact that the yield of the egg takes place earlier than laid down.
  4. Superovulation. Under this term in gynecology, it is customary to understand the phenomenon in which a single menstrual cycle ripens and leaves into the abdominal cavity consecutively, after a small period of time, several oocytes. In this case, one of them can stand out together with the peeling endometrium, and the second remains and is subsequently fertilized.

What are the signs of pregnancy after menstruation?

As can be seen from the above, the factors that make it possible to conceive almost immediately after menstruation are numerous. Yes, and doctors in the issue of women, concerning whether the pregnancy is possible after the menstrual period, answer in the affirmative.

In such cases, a woman should imagine those factors, the symptoms, the presence of which indirectly can indicate the onset of gestation. So, among the signs of pregnancy that occurred after the recent menstruation, it is necessary to name:

  1. Coarsening and enlargement in the volume of the mammary glands. This fact is associated with the beginning of the restructuring of the hormonal background in the body of a woman. At the same time, some representatives of the fair sex argue that the breast increases so much that the bra becomes tight.
  2. Change in taste preferences. Many women note involuntarily that gradually their usual diet starts beckoning: you want something sweet, then sour, then all at once.
  3. Light, pulling pains in the lower abdomen. Such symptoms can often be regarded by girls as an echo of past menstruation. In fact, pulling, weakly expressed pain in the lower third of the abdomen can be due to the implantation.

These signs can not be regarded as reliable. Therefore, a woman will have to wait until she can carry out an express pregnancy test. Effectively this study is approximately 14 days after the expected date of conception. For those women who can not wait, to torment themselves with guesses, there is an ultrasound diagnosis, which makes it possible to detect a fetal egg already on the 4th-5th day after fertilization.