Can you get pregnant while on your period?”
While it’s unusual for someone to become pregnant during a period, it’s not impossible. Sometimes a woman’s cycle can be as short as 21 days, plus sperm can live for as long as four days, which means it’s possible to get pregnant only a few days after a period starts. Sometimes an egg can be released during a period if someone’s hormones are imbalanced, or, sometimes, what seems like a period is instead bleeding from another cause. For instance, it’s not unusual to spot a little in early pregnancy, or to bleed a little bit if you have an infection or an injury. So bottom line: there’s no completely “safe” time of month if you’re trying to avoid getting pregnant. If you know you don’t want to get pregnant, it’s important to use birth control every single time you have sex, even during your period.