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Having a 'period' while pregnant. Can it really happen?

Posted by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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 Just curious. Do you ladies know anyone or have expierenced this?

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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You can have bleeding during pregnancy but it is not a "period." A period is the shedding of the endometrial layer in your uterus and if this happened, the baby would come out with it.

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM

 I do know women who have had spotting/bleeding during pregnancy.

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM
My momma said she bled a little with me at like 6 or 7 months I recall. She flipped out went to the doctor and happy to report I'm a ok:-D will that's open for debate lol!
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by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:37 PM
I have a subchorionic hemorrhage and have been spotting/bleeding for about 3 weeks. Luckily so far the baby is doing well! I just keep my fingers crossed that everything works out.
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by Tiffanie on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:55 PM

well my mom didnt know she was pregnant with me and twin until she was about six months when af stopped. She stated that at first she canme late. Then after that she was regular five days. SHe dont remember the clotts or anything but she saidshe do remember bleeding and one day it stopped again with bad cramps she went to the hospital and saw two beautiful babies one me of course and the other my brother...... HAHAHA we tricked my mom lol... Indeed we were their growing and she didnt gain no wait unitl end of 8th month and she said the family was shocked because she expanded over night. lol

by Ruby Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

 Yeap it happens, although its technically not a period.  I will try to find the info for you. But I actually had a period with my first. I found out after having an u/s that based on my LMP I was actually 4 wks farther along.

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM
Women can bleed all through there pregnancy yes
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by Ruby Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

 Many women can experience episodes of bleeding and spotting during pregnancy. Bleeding is especially common in the first trimester and about 30% of pregnant women experience bleeding during this time. Although fewer women bleed during the second and third trimesters, spotting is still possible and not all that uncommon. However, though this bleeding may resemble menstruation, it actually is something different altogether.

Why You Can’t Get Your Period During Pregnancy
Your period is caused by your menstrual cycle. During this cycle, your body releases hormones, which send signals to your reproductive organs to perform certain actions. An increase in your hormones causes your ovaries to release an egg that travels from your ovaries through your fallopian tubes. Meanwhile, a protective layer of blood and tissue thickens along the walls of your uterus. If this egg is not fertilized, your hormone levels will drop, signaling to your body that it is time to shed the lining t

hat built up in your uterus. This is what causes your period.

During pregnancy, your body is completely focused on providing for your baby. Your brain sends signals to your ovaries to stop the menstrual cycle in order to give your baby the proper environment to grow. As a result, instead of dropping, your hormone levels will continue to rise for the next nine months. This helps your uterus prepare for the growth and nourishment of your baby.


If your body continued to have regular menstrual periods while you were pregnant, it would be shedding the uterine lining that helps nourish your baby every month. Biologically speaking, this wouldn’t make much sense. Therefore, the spotting or bleeding during pregnancy many women experience is caused by something other than their period.


Decidual Bleeding
One of the most common causes of period-like bleeding during pregnancy is called decidual bleeding. Sometimes, during pregnancy, your body’s hormones can get out of whack, causing you to lose parts of the lining of your uterus. This is especially common in the early stages of pregnancy, before the lining has completely attached to the placenta. While it can be troublesome to think about shedding part if your uterine lining, decidual bleeding is generally not thought to be a health threat to you or your baby.

There are a number of other reasons why bleeding during pregnancy may occur. Most of them present little health risk to you and your little one. However, bleeding can sometimes indicate a complication with your pregnancy. If you are pregnant, it is important to be aware of your bleeding. If you experience any abnormal bleeding at any point during your pregnancy, contact your health care provider immediately.

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM

  I spotted 1st 2 months I was PG it was not as heavy as my normal AF but it was enough to scare me and same eact time I should have gotten AF and both times for a week .My sister didnt know she was PG until she was 6 months with her first becasue of same issue

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM

 My sister did she had no idea she was pregnant

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