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Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

Is it possible to be pregnant and still get my period?

Re: Is it possible to be pregnant and still get my period?

The Bump Expert

Nope. Once you’re pregnant, your body starts creating a hormone called hCG, which puts a stop to your cycle. You still may experience bleeding, though -- about 20 to 30 percent of women do during early pregnancy. Some common causes are implantation bleeding (light spotting that happens 6 to 12 days after conception and lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days), pelvic or urinary tract infections, and sex.

Now, don’t freak out (always save the meltdown for after a call and visit with your doctor), but there are also some more serious reasons for bleeding. These include ectopic or tubal pregnancy, molar pregnancy, placenta previa, preterm labor and, yes, miscarriage.

If you do experience bleeding, wear a pad so you can keep track of the amount and type of bleeding for your doctor. Even if it turns out to be nothing serious, a call to your doctor is always a good idea.

Paula Kashtan

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

im 7 wks, and have been cramping and bleeding since about 5 1/2 wks. went to the ER and they told me the baby was fine, but they couldnt tell me why i was bleeding. not sure whats going on. just recently have i stopped bleeding until my cramping comes back & then ill show signs of trying to bleed. nothing more.

Kate0137 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

My husband and I are TTC also, and my period was a week late. Well I took a pregnancy test and it said negative, but I did just start my period and it doesn't quite feel like my normal period. There was barely any spotting the first 2 days and I have not had any cramps at all. Is this normal or is it all in my head.

saralwelsh |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I was about a week late when my period (or so I thought) started very lightly. That was 3 days ago and it never really took course - sometimes there's a tiny bit of bleeding but certainly no where near my normal period. I took a pregnancy test today and it is positive. Is this normal? Am I (and baby) ok? I'd love to hear from someone - I'm really freaked out about this.

sugacattey |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I was about a week late last month and period was nothing like it normally is - very light, no cramping, and just didn't feel right. Didn't think to take another test since I took one before my period and it was negative, but now this month I am late again - thought I was just crazy until hearing that I'm not the only one dealing with this - may have to take another test.

cdalton |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

My period was 3 days early and was really light the first day and then I spotted for three days like a pink color is this normal... I am not really sure I took a test the other day and it was negative my husband is having me wait till saturday but I have soo many symptoms of pregnancy it makes you think I am I am soo not sure what is going on or if I really am pregnant... any help would be awesome!!!

rachelannie84 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

My sister had regular period for the first three months she was pregnant!! My niece is a BCP baby. She had no clue she was preg until she started getting upset stomach. It can happen!

Brandibaby28 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant and i have been getting my period with cramps all this time. The doctors and family members say this is more common than people think. Doctors say that its not a period but something similar but i dont think thats true. how can a women get pregnant twice if she does not get a period and ovulate

prettymommy19 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I am 7 weeks and I have had bleeding and cramping (just like a period) for five days. I went to the ER and they found a heartbeat and said everything looks great. The bleeding is pretty heavy but they say not to worry. I think this is more common then most people think.

brit8l6 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I was 5 weeks pregnant last week, according to LMP. I took 3 at home pee tests, and even got blood work confirming I was pregnant. Then Thursday, 4 days ago, I started bleeding A LOT, like a regular period, cramps and all. I went to the ER and they treated me like a fool. They took urine from me and that was it. They said it was negative, didn't do an ultrasound or any other procedure. They didn't even take more blood from me. Know I am torn up because not only have I been told that I lost my baby, but I really don't know 100%. I have heard of women having periods throughout their pregnancy, though it is rare. My aunt told me she had 3 periods before she found out she was preggo. Is it possible the urine was wrong? Should they have taken blood? Am I just holding on to a baby that I can never get back? :( I am so sad, and I really feel like I was not treated fairly at all, and I am left with so many questions. Can anyone help me?

nicolettecmoore |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

RE:nicolettecmoore- I myself when preggo with my 1st child woke up one morning bleeding and cramping while I was into my pregnancy, went to the dr.s office and they never could give an explanation but confirmed that everything was fine. I would suggest that you go to your OBGYN and let them check you out, that is the only way to be sure. The ER just pushes people through somtimes and you need a definate answers.

jbpk2010 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

RE:nicolettecmoore: I finally got the positive my husband and I had been trying for a year to get. I took two home test and they said positive. The next day I went to my GYN and she did a blood test and confirm I was pregnant but my hcG levels were low (like a 12) she thought I was about 5 weeks pregnant as well. Three days later I woke up to bleeding and cramping. I went to see my GYN again and she did another blood test but this time it came back negative. She called it not a miscarriage but a Chemical pregnant. She said it is more common then those think it is and some women do not even know their pregnant and think they are just having a regular period. The web has more information about Chemical pregnancy but basically the baby does not implant into the Uterus but just passes through. Its been almost a year and we still are trying to get pregnant. Hope this help ease you mind about what happen and how one day your pregnant and a few days later your not. When I was younger this happen to me with the ER and I thought I was just crazy and imagine I was pregnant and the home test were wrong (at that time I never went to confirm with the doctor) it was not until years later when this happen again that I realized I was pregnant then too but the ER doctors do not tell women about Chemical pregnancy. Good luck!

bani412 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

The expert is wrong.. My grandmother was pregnant with my father in-law for 4 months and still got her period.

lunakittybaby |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

A woman's period = menstruation. No women can menstruate while she is pregnant. This is because menstruation is when she sheds the lining of her uterus, or the endometrium. If she is not shedding the endometrium, then she do not have her period. She is just bleeding. Which is common, 20-30% of women bleed in early pregnancy! Cramping is also very normal. The point is, a woman could bleed as if she had her period every day, and would still not be menstruating because the fluid is not composed of her endometrium. In pregnancy, the blood is from her cervix, not from the lining of the uterus.

vaf5000 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

This is so helpful! My cousin had her period for 3 months before she found out she was pregnant. It's so crazy how the body works! I am actually going to the doctor tomorrow because I have been experiencing light cramping and nausea for 2 weeks now. Keep our fingers crossed :)

jackersCU |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I think it would be more accurate to say that except in unusual circumstances, a woman will not have menstruation during her pregnancy, but it is sometimes possible for bleeding to make it look that way. I have heard many stories of women who have had "regular" bleeding that made it look like a regular period but went on to deliver normal, healthy babies. Obviously, any bleeding should be reported to the doctor, especially by those who think they might be pregnant. Also, I don't think normal menstruation, while extremely unlikely, can be completely ruled out, because I've certainly heard of some extremely rare instances where women had two babies (not twins) at different stages of development, and got pregnant with one a month or even two after the first.

JenAutumnleaf |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

i am about ten weeks and have been noticing some spotting so is this normal? it have just started recentley and doesnt last long. the blood is light and sometimes is like pee... i have my first app with my dr. this week.

tstarr03 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I just recently found out I am pregnant. I had a light/medium period that lasted three days (My normal is 5 days). But two urine test & blood test said I was pregnant! Which explained the tiredness, nausea, & gagging while brushing my teeth. I never had these symptoms with my first child. Going in Thursday to get an ultrasound to see for sure how far I am. Keep fingers crossed! (They are thinking I'm going on 6 weeks)

Jen1016 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I went off birthcontrol late Feb. during the middle of my cycle to TTC. I started, then tried in the month of March. I had a "period" then and then tried again in April. Had a "period" but both times the bleeding was very weird. Brown for 3 days, red for 2 then pink for 1 or 2 more after that. I just figured it was the lack of hormones. I just didnt feel right, I thought I had a stomach virus due to the nausea and some kids in the house had one. I peed on a stick.. (a few after the first came up positive) and sure enough, I was already 6 weeks pregnant. So yes, you can bleed LIKE a period, but its not from your menstral cycle restarting. hope this helped!!

kperez0222 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

We're ttc and last week I thought I had spotting-- for about 4 days, then stopped, I took a test today--negative, should I take again earlier in the day? Today I took it in the afternoon. Any help would be appreciated!

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Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

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jerryms |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

Thank you ladies this gives me hope!!! I'm 6-7 weeks and the doctors gave me an ultrasound but they couldnt see anything but my sac they think its because I may not actually be 7 weeks but when I come home I start having cramps and bleeding but needless to say we are praying that i was just to early to see anything!!! Its been 2 years to get here and Im ready for my bundle!!!!

Eldridge10 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

Hey ladies.. I've been ttc for two months now, last month I had every single symptom but I started bleeding it was like a regular period..clots and everything..this month same thing sypmtoms but I started 3days early..I don't kno what to do!!!! All my test are coming up negative but I still feel pregnant I just feel deep in my heart I am..please help.

Wanting It Bad |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

Hey ladies well all of this is making me feel a little better. I've been having all these symptoms like headache, nausea, back ache, and everything else, but i took three pregnancy test and they all come out negative. I got my period this month but i got it a week early and i was only spotting but then i got my regular period the next week this never happens to me my period is very normal, but i really feel like if im pregnant im just gonna wait a couple more weeks to go to the doctor im just scared that i might not be pregnant cause right now im feeling really excited.

Joann31006 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I am starting to get nervous my bf and i live far apart and we see eachother every three months well i went up to see him on novemeber 23-26 which just so happened to be the time iwas ovulating. we did not use a condom but he did pull out. my period came on novemeber 30 of that month and it wasnt supposed to come till decmeber 7 and my periods are never early also my periods always last 7 days never a day less never a day more and this one although heavy only lasted 4 days. i took a pregannacy test on the fifth but it came back nagative. i have been trying not to worry but this last week (todays date 12/10/12) especially i have been having lower back pain, headaches, i've been nausiated (but only in the evenings) and i have been crying all the time. i never cry and it seems i cant even listen to music without tearing up. i have been having crazy wierd dreams and i am always hungry. Can anyone help me is it possible for me to be pregnant. It would not be a bad thing as my bf and i love eachother very much it would just be unexpected. Could I be?

robinaly |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I was recently 10 days late today would have been my 11th but I started to bleed so I am unsure if I am pregnant or not? I have taken 3 tests so far all of which came back negative but my breasts are swollen with visible changes such as veins and nipple color changes. Is there a possibility that I am pregnant and bleeding? The cramps are horrible right now. I am also very small so I don't know if that has anything to do with waiting on a positive result or not but any advice is great! When should I test again??

MrsEchezuria |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

I am 6 weeks and 4 days along, and I am just now spotting. I was told that this is normal. I was also told by a couple of my sisters who have had kids, they they had their periods. Didn't last all that long, but their kids are here and healthy and happy as can be! I just hope this spotting is due to sex and nothing else.

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Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

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lionking44 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

My last period was December 30th, it was normal. My due date for my next period is January 30th. I fainted at my job January 27th. I started feeling light headed, extremely weak and exhausted, headaches, back and abdominal pains, bloated, cramping, tender, sensitive, and soar breasts, also some foods and smells made me sick but no vomit. I had intercourse with my man February 5th and after I went to go use the bathroom, I had a light pink discharge. I honestly had no clue what that was about because it is nothing I have ever seen before. Then I started spotting and then I bled heavy for two days feeling bloated and cramping with the same symptoms and pains everywhere, and now I'm only spotting that I do not even need a pad or tampon. What is going on???

Kikiz13 |

Q&A: Can I be pregnant and get my period?

hi im carla my regular period is around 13 to 17 of the month then last sept 13 i had my period it end on 17 or 18 then i had regular sex after my period then oct 3 i had period again but it last for 3 days before oct 7 its stop, before i had bleeding i had a symptoms of pregnancy like nausea fatigue my breast hurts abdomenal cramp headache and i dont feel hungry it takes about 10 days? oct 31 i have bleeding again like period until now nov.2 what does it means.. it means im not prego? i didnt use HPT yet.. im freaking out because my regular period is 13-17 of the month

carla0414 |