I had sex two days after my seven-day period. We use the withdrawal method. Is it still possible to get pregnant this way? Five days after we had sex I became dizzy and nauseous. I sometimes have a headache. Is this also a sign of pregnancy or is this just pseudocyesis?

Answer

Yes, you can still get pregnant using the withdrawal method. It is a form of birth control, but when done perfectly, 4 in 100 women will still get pregnant.

That being said, your symptoms are more indicative of ovulation than early pregnancy, since even if you do become pregnant, you won't feel signs from that until after ovulation. Ovulation happens about halfway through your cycle which means that you probably weren't ovulating or near ovulation when you had intercourse.

To be sure, you can start testing for pregnancy around four days before your expected period, but for the most accurate results you should hold off until the day your period is due.

Updated on October 30, 2018

Original Article:

Weird Early Symptoms of Pregnancy Before Your Missed Period
By Kierstin Gunsberg

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