How long does it take to get Pregnant after Sex? 

How long does it take to get pregnant? It may take up to six days before a woman can have conception.

Pregnancy is one of the most important events in a woman's life. The normal reaction of a woman who will have a baby is excitement and delight.

However, women often wonder when the conception happens? How long does it take to get pregnant after sex?

Actually, pregnancy will not materialize right after the intercourse. It can still occur up to 6 days after the intercourse. The sperm and the egg may still joined and create a fertilized egg within that period.

After that, it may take another 6 to 10 days for the fertilized egg to implant itself to the uterus lining. We can say that pregnancy starts when the hormone required to support pregnancy is finally secreted by the body. The chorionic gonadotropin hormone or HCG is secreted by the woman's body to start the process of pregnancy. This hormone is then detected by pregnancy tests.


Conception may not occur if there are major problems. Abnormality in the reproductive system like damaged fallopian tubes of if the woman has uterine issues may lessen the chance of conception.

If you want to get pregnant, then it is important that you stay healthy and maintain proper weight. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and illegal drugs.

If you do not have plans of getting pregnant, you may consider getting morning after pill.

Morning after pill

Women not planning to get pregnant but had unprotected vaginal intercourse may take the morning after pill. Morning after pill is also referred as emergency contraception (EC).

This is only effective if it is taken within one hundred twenty hours of unprotected sexual intercourse. If this is taken after seventy-two hours, the risk of pregnancy is reduced dramatically by seventy-five to eighty-nine percent.

One step, Next choice and Plan B are just some of morning after pill drugs that are offered in the market today. These are only allowed for 17 years old and above.

Seventeen years and below may not, be able to used morning after pill without any prescription.