How did I get pregnant? A woman becomes pregnant through sexual intercourse or other sexual activities when sperm from the man travels up through the woman’s vagina and into her uterus. Pregnancy occurs when a sperm fertilizes an egg in the woman and the this living human embryo implants itself in the uterus wall.

Can I become pregnant without having intercourse? Pregnancy can happen any time that sperm is ejaculated or pre-ejaculated out of a man and spilled near the woman’s sexual organs. There is no way to know the exact risk of pregnancy when this happens – no matter how it happens. Activities such as petting, oral sex or foreplay can still put you at risk of becoming pregnant.

What is a crisis pregnancy? A pregnancy can become a crisis when it is complicated by:
– School or career pressures
– Family tension
– Broken relationships
– Financial needs
– Health concerns

Pregnancy & Parenting Resource Center