It's not uncommon to notice some blood after sex. If you've ever started bleeding after sex, you may have chalked it up to getting your period. And it turns out, there may be some logic to that thought. Of course, there's a catch. Lauren Streicher , an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University, told INSIDER that it only occurs if you're within a day or two of getting your period. Most of the time, starting your period soon after sex is just a coincidence.
Subscriber Account active since. If you've ever started bleeding after sex, you may have chalked it up to getting your period. And it turns out, there may be some logic to that thought. Of course, there's a catch.
Periods are different things to different people, but we can probably all agree that sometimes, periods are inconvenient, inconsistent, and irritatingly irregular. Not only can an irregular period mess up your whole week — but even a period that arrives on schedule is usually traveling with its buddies, cramps, moodiness, depression and other PMS-related side effects that you may just not have time to deal with during a particularly hectic week. For all these reasons, I'm sure you've wished you knew how to make your period come faster a million times. I mean, sure, menstruation is an essential part of life, and sometimes it can make you feel wonderfully connected to the cycle of your own body and fertility — but other times, it can be frustrating to feel like such a big part of our bodies and our lives is totally out of our control. But there are actually ways to make your period come even if you're not on hormonal birth control.
Whether you are trying to conceive or looking to avoid pregnancy without birth control , timing can make all the difference in the world. One of the more common questions asked by women is whether you can get pregnant if you have had sex immediately before, during, or immediately following your period. While the answers are not always cut-and-dry, there are times when pregnancy is more likely and others when the chances are pretty slim. By and large, your likelihood of conceiving right before your period is low. During a typical to day cycle, ovulation will most likely occur between Day 11 and Day