with or without a baby.
how you get pregnant
A woman gets her period usually once every 21-40 days. In between her periods, the woman ovulates (she releases an egg). If the egg makes a love-connection with any sperm, it gets fertilized and she might be pregnant. However, if the egg doesn't hook up with any sperm, the egg leaves the woman's body and she gets her period like usual--no pregnancy. Sperm leave a guy's body in his cum and pre-cum. In order to fertilize an egg, the guy must ejaculate the sperm inside the woman's vagina.
So, women are most likely to get pregnant around the time they release an egg. Ovulation happens around a week after your period until a week before your next period. But don't count on it! Your period might not be that regular, and ovulation can happen at any time, even during your period. Plus, sperm can live in a woman's body for days waiting for the egg!
So it's never "safe" to have sex (vaginal intercourse) without using birth control, like a condom for instance.
But what if...
We had sex during my period, could I be pregnant?
No. Sperm can't swim through clothes and into your vagina! If you had sex in your jeans, shorts, underwear or bathing suit (dry humping), there's no way you can be pregnant.
He came outside my vagina, could I be pregnant?
We had sex without using birth control, now what?
signs of pregnancy
Signs of pregnancy are different for each woman. You may have none of these signs or all of them. Also, many women get these symptoms when they're about to get their period.
If you miss your period and think you're pregnant, get a test.
Don't wait too long! The sooner you know, the more choices you have: either to get an abortion in the first 3 months (the safest kind), or to get early health care if you decide to go through with the pregnancy.
Wait until your period is late before getting a pregnancy test. You can go to a health clinic or buy home tests in drugstores. If you buy a home test, follow the directions carefully. We suggest you go to a clinic for a simple urine or blood test for pregnancy. Free tests are done at most public health clinics. Watch out for bogus clinics, like Crisis Pregnancy Centers--they offer free tests, but are not real clinics. They hope to scare you out of choosing abortion if you don't want to be pregnant. It's your body and your choice to make! (See Abortion for more on bogus clinics.)
prevent pregnancy by using birth control every time you have sex
it's not too late! get the "morning-after- pill"