How Late Can a Period Be Before You Know You’re Pregnant?
One of the most common questions our patients ask our specialist is: How late can a period be before you know you’re pregnant? Please continue reading down below to learn all about periods, ovulation, and signs you may be pregnant! For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online.
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How many days late can a period be before worrying about pregnancy?
Is there a possibility of getting pregnant just after my period has finished?
What are the symptoms of ovulation?
How early can I know my symptoms of pregnancy?
Here at StudioEros, our team of women’s wellness specialists provide numerous treatments to the community of Fall River, MA. Our clinic focuses primarily on regenerative medicine and sexual wellness services. We have decades of experience assessing, diagnosing, and treating conditions that affect hormones and cause sexual health concerns. If you’re looking for hormone therapy, vaginal rejuvenation, shockwave therapy, the o-shot, or any other sexual wellness guidance, StudioEros is the clinic for you!
Our patients come to us for many reasons including to get answers about women’s health and sex.
Periods are officially classified as late when it hasn’t begun within seven days of the expected start date. Unless you have a medical condition that causes irregular periods, being late may have you wondering if you could possibly be pregnant. Once seven days have passed and you still haven’t gotten your period, we recommend you take an at-home pregnancy test. Make an appointment with a women’s health specialist even if the test is negative. If you’re not pregnant, you may have a medical condition or hormone imbalance.
Although it is extremely unlikely you’ll get pregnant just after your period has finished, it is possible to get pregnant at any time during your menstrual cycle.
During a normal cycle, you shouldn’t ovulate until about 14 days before your next menstrual period’s start date. Every woman’s cycle varies in length and timing which may mean that some months you could potentially be fertile directly after your period stops. This is especially the case if you have a hormone imbalance or if you have very long periods.
Ovulation is a specific time in the menstrual cycle when an egg is released from a woman’s ovary. This happens about two weeks into your menstrual cycle due to a surge in hormones. This phase of the menstrual cycle can be noticed because of clearer, slippery, wetter vaginal discharge. If you’re trying to have a baby, you are most likely to conceive one or two days before ovulation. Understanding and tracking your menstrual cycle can help you either avoid pregnancy or improve the odds of conceiving depending on your current family goals.
Symptoms and signs you’re currently ovulating include:
– Changes in cervical mucus
– Elevated body temperature
– Breast tenderness
Most women start to notice symptoms of pregnancy about two weeks after conception. The very first sign of pregnancy is light spotting which occurs because of the implantation of the fertilized egg into the lining of the uterus. Other symptoms you may begin to notice during your first trimester include tender breasts, nausea, morning sickness, food cravings, increased urination, fatigue, sensitivity to smell, missed periods, heartburn, and constipation.
For further information about how to know whether or not you’re pregnant, please schedule a consultation with one of our women’s sexual health specialists. Our team can answer your questions and give you the resources you need to determine whether you’re pregnant or not. We happily provide our patients with many other treatments including energizing IV therapy, metabolism-boosting B12 injections, pleasure-increasing o-shots, and much more. If you have any additional questions about our clinic, give our friendly reception a call or request an appointment through our online form. StudioEros looks forward to hearing from you soon! We serve patients from Falls River MA, Berkley MA, Swansea MA, Rehoboth MA, and Somerset MA.