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The following information will help you decide if you may be pregnant or not, it looks at sexual behaviour, fertile times, and whether the activity could result in pregnancy.

Please note that the following information applies to natural cycles - that is, if you are not taking the Pill.

There are two times during your menstrual cycle when it is possible to fall pregnant -

  1. During mid cycle ovulation or when fertile mucus is present - HIGH RISK
  2. During you natal lunar phase fertile time - LOWER RISK but still possible.

If you are trying to work out what YOUR risk of being pregnant is - you need to work out if you had sex during your fertile time

Ask yourself these questions -

General cycle information Question 1 How many days is your cycle on average? From day 1 of bleeding to day 1 of bleeding.  
Question 2 How many days ago did your last period start?  
Question 3 How many days ago did you have sex / petting?  
These first 3 questions will give you an idea of what Day you are on your cycle.
Mid cycle ovulation high risk phase Question 4 How many days ago did you last ovulate? If you know?  
Question 5 Did sex occur during mid cycle ovulation fertile time?  

 

Diagram of fertile days within menstrual cycle

Please note, that anytime you have fertile mucus (which could be from day 10 - day 20 of your cycle, depending upon the individual) you can be highly fertile.

See How do I know if I am fertile? for more info on recognising fertile mucus.

If your incident happened during this mid cycle phase - risk of pregnancy is very high. Higher than at any other time during your cycle.

Sexual behaviour Question 6 What was the incident? How risky was the behaviour? Did it involve ejaculation or not?  

All these incidents and their risk factor depend on the womans fertility. A good golden rule is that anytime fertile mucus is present it increases the chances of getting pregnant. Fertile mucus has the wonderful ability of keeping sperm alive and transporting it to your ready and waiting egg.

  1. Unprotected intercourse with ejaculation - highly risky
  2. Withdrawal - high risk, especially during fertile times.
  3. Genital contact on the outside - no ejaculation - minimal risk
  4. Genital contact on the outside - with ejaculation - risky at fertile times
  5. Other - basically any scenario where ejaculate/semen/cum could have come in contact with vagina - risky if during fertile time
Results from Q1- Q5 Mid cycle High risk phase

If the sex happened during your mid cycle fertile time your risk of pregnancy is Very High see table below for breakdown of results

If the sex DID NOT occur during mid cycle fertile time - go on to Questions 7 and 8.

The other major factor influencing your fertility is lunar fertility.It is possible to fall pregnant at times other than mid cycle ovulation if those times co-incide with your natal lunar phase return. Go to how the moon can cause spontaneous ovulation for more info.

Lunar fertility Question 7

When is your natal lunar phase fertile time?

If you don't know when your natal lunar fertile time is - we can calculate it for you, and calculate how likely your chances of pregnancy are. This service is confidential and discreet - only AUD$9.95

 
Question 8 Did the incident occur during your natal lunar fertile time?  
Results from Q7 - Q8 Lunar Fertile Time - Medium Risk If the sex happened during your lunar fertile time then your risk of pregnancy is moderate - see table below for breakdown of results

Results*

These results are our estimation - they are not cast in concrete but are just given as an aid for you to guage you risk of pregnancy. We are not responsible for any errors or action, inaction or loss you may incur by using this guide.

You / Woman
Incident
Ejaculation
Possible risk
Choices
Mid Cycle Ovulation or Fertile time Penetration Yes VERY HIGH
  • within 72 hours of incident you can take the morning after pill
  • wait to take home pregnancy test
Mid Cycle Ovulation / Fertile time

Penetration or withdrawal

No HIGH - sperm is often present in pre-cum
  • within 72 hours of incident you can take the morning after pill
  • wait to take home pregnancy test
Mid Cycle Ovulation / Fertile time genital contact outside vagina Yes MEDIUM
  • within 72 hours of incident you can take the morning after pill
  • wait to take home pregnancy test
Mid Cycle Ovulation / Fertile time genital contact outside vagina No MODERATELY LOW
  • within 72 hours of incident you can take the morning after pill
  • wait to take home pregnancy test
lunar phase fertile time Penetration Yes HIGH (intercourse can trigger spontaneous ovulation)
  • within 72 hours of incident you can take the morning after pill
  • wait to take home pregnancy test
  • get a fertility report so you know when you are fertile
lunar phase fertile time Penetration No MODERATELY LOW
  • within 72 hours of incident you can take the morning after pill
  • wait to take home pregnancy test
  • get a fertility report so you know when you are fertile
lunar phase fertile time genital contact outside vagina Yes LOW
  • wait and see
  • get a fertility report so you know when you are fertile
natal lunar fertile time genital contact outside vagina No VERY LOW
  • wait and see
  • get a fertility report so you know when you are fertile
  • don't worry
infertile times* penetration yes VERY LOW
  • don't worry
infertile times* penetration and all other petting No VERY LOW
  • don't worry

To save yourself worry and anxiety next time - get your Personalised Lunar Fertility Guide NOW so you will know when your lunar fertile times are and you will know how to recognise fertility.

***Infertile times refers to any time in your cycle which does not co-incide with

 

Written by Nadia MacLeod