If you’re trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid getting pregnant you should be tracking your cycles. Most women have cycles that usually go for about 25-35 days, meaning from the start of one period to the start of the next it would be 25-35 days. Most women tend to ovulate 14 days before they start their period. Let’s just say your cycle was 28 days long, on average. You’d probably be ovulating on about day 14. That means that your body is releasing an egg that can be fertilized by sperm. Sperm lives for about two to three days inside a female. The egg takes a little bit of time to travel through your body so if you’re trying, again, trying to get pregnant or not get pregnant you either need to avoid or try to have sex during the most fertile time. The most fertile time would be about three days before and three days after ovulation. If you had unprotected sex the day after your period started chances are you weren’t ovulating, especially if you were still bleeding at that point. But whenever you’re having unprotected sex there is always a chance because you never quite know for sure when you’re ovulating. So take the proper measures if you’re trying not to get pregnant by using forms of contraception if it’s not your desire to get pregnant. Also make sure you’re taking a prenatal vitamin and if you’re ever in doubt or suspect that you’re pregnant the best way to know for sure is by taking a test. The over-the-counter tests are actually pretty sensitive and you can usually know about a week after your period was missed if you’re pregnant or not. Early signs of pregnancy usually tend to show up about the same time when over-the-counter tests would work, like around five to six weeks or about a week or two after you’ve missed your period. So some women start to feel nauseated and vomit around that time. They feel like they have to pee a lot because the little growing uterus is starting to put pressure on the bladder. And you may also notice that your breasts are more tender. Again, if you ever suspect that you’re pregnant just take a test and if you’re still unsure past that especially if you have irregular periods, make sure to call your OB/GYN provider and make an appointment. They can see you and perform a more sensitive blood test or an ultrasound and decide how far along you are. If you have any other questions for me feel free to ask them on our Facebook page and recommend us to your friends and family too.