Is it possible to have a period when you're pregnant?

Is it possible to have a period when you're pregnant?

bayosgirl bayosgirl
..to have a period while you're pregnant? I didn't think so, but I just did a search and a bunch of women on babycenter.com are saying that they had a period/s while they were pregnant. I would think this would result in a miscarriage, but apparently a lot of them gave birth to healthy babies. The reason I ask is because I got my period last week, but I'm having several pregnancy symptoms (nausea and my nipples are sticking out.) It is not normal for me to be nauseous unless I'm pregnant and I have no other symptoms that would indicate illness. What do you think, can you be pregnant and still have a period? I would be so excited if I were pregnant right now.

P'Gell, here's hoping you read this and respond!
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Yes, it's possible
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54  (92%)
No, it's not possible
Gracie , Nora , marriedlady123
3  (5%)
I am an iguana/Other
ohmai , Falsepast
2  (3%)
Total votes: 59
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Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I voted yes, but I should clarify: during pregnancy you do not shed the uterine lining, i.e. have a period. However, during pregnancy you can still bleed so much that you may mistake it for your normal period.
05/22/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I voted yes, but I should clarify: during pregnancy you do not shed the uterine lining, i.e. have a period. However, during pregnancy you can still bleed so much that you may mistake it for your normal period.
I saw what looked like lining in the flow, but sometimes I confuse lining for blood clots (sorry if TMI. lol)
05/22/2012
sexystuffeve sexystuffeve
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
..to have a period while you're pregnant? I didn't think so, but I just did a search and a bunch of women on babycenter.com are saying that they had a period/s while they were pregnant. I would think this would result in a miscarriage, but ...
It's possible, yes. But don't jump the gun, I have been where you are before, thinking I had multiple symptomns of pregnancy and then find out that I'm not. But good luck! I hope it works out for you.
05/22/2012
mama2007 mama2007
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
..to have a period while you're pregnant? I didn't think so, but I just did a search and a bunch of women on babycenter.com are saying that they had a period/s while they were pregnant. I would think this would result in a miscarriage, but ...
yes it's possible but i have 2 kids and never had period either time.
05/22/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Yes, that's why you should always be aware of other changes going on with your body. Like Petite Valentine said, some women have bleeding that they assume is a period. If you have any reason to believe you could possibly be pregnant, take a test and see your doctor .
05/22/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Zombirella
Yes, that's why you should always be aware of other changes going on with your body. Like Petite Valentine said, some women have bleeding that they assume is a period. If you have any reason to believe you could possibly be pregnant, take a test ...
It might be TOO much of a coincidence... bleeding started exactly four weeks after my last period. I'm afraid I might just be wanting to be pregnant so bad, and psyching myself up. We shall see.
05/22/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
It is definitely possible
05/22/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
It might be TOO much of a coincidence... bleeding started exactly four weeks after my last period. I'm afraid I might just be wanting to be pregnant so bad, and psyching myself up. We shall see.
I've been there. I want a child but we are just not in the best situation right now. We need to get a place, I need to find a job after my foot heals from surgery and I'd like to be married but that isn't a huge deal to me, the other two reasons are. But a few months ago I had a few symptoms and my period was real late and I started getting excited. The day I planned to get a test, my period came. It was a little disappointing. I really can't wait to be a mommy .
05/22/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
i had a period the first month i was preg with both my kids. but keep in mind that some pregnancy symptoms are also period symptoms....mine are worse some months than others GOOD LUCK on getting pregnant!
05/22/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
It might be TOO much of a coincidence... bleeding started exactly four weeks after my last period. I'm afraid I might just be wanting to be pregnant so bad, and psyching myself up. We shall see.
it is possible to get physical symptoms because of wanting it so bad lol
05/22/2012
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
Yes it is possible, my friend's mother had a period the entire nine months and gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy.
05/22/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
It's possible to have light spotting. This is NOT, however an actual menstural period. Usually a full period would flush the uterus. Sometimes a twin pregnancy results in one embryo or fetus being lost, causing a heavy bleeding episode, while the body somehow hangs on to the other fetus. This is rare, but it happens. Usually when any of the uterine lining is shed, there is either no pregnancy or the pregnancy is lost.

If you think you're pregnant, take a pregnancy test. Any bleeding during pregnancy should be seen by a doctor or midwife, so you need to know if you are pregnant.

Some pregnancies cause implantation bleeding (only one of my five did) but this is only spotting that lasts a few hours, not a full period.

I hope you take a test soon and get the answer you want. Hon, you need to take a home test and then see a doctor or midwife.
05/22/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
I found out I was pregnant with my daughter when I was 5 months along. I had a period every month up until then. My mother was the same way with me and my brother. If it concerns you, go to the dr and get checked out. Honestly had I known I was pregnant I would have freaked out but it wasn't until I missed a month that I found out I was pregnant. Within the next month I started getting a baby bump. After a ultrasound I found out I was not 9 weeks, I was 5 months! I'm not sure how but it happens. I recommend getting tested first then go from there.
05/22/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by SaraW0512
I found out I was pregnant with my daughter when I was 5 months along. I had a period every month up until then. My mother was the same way with me and my brother. If it concerns you, go to the dr and get checked out. Honestly had I known I was ...
My mother was the same way with my brother - she didn't know she was pregnant with him until five months into it because she kept having her period. And she was a mid-wife no less!
05/22/2012
Badass Badass
You can definitely still have a period when pregnant.
You should look up the show "I didn't know I was pregnant"
05/22/2012
Beck Beck
A good friend of mine had a period (well that's what she called it) on time for all three of her pregnancies up until she was about 5-6 months.
05/22/2012
Gracie Gracie
You can have spotting during pregnancy. Many women do. It is possible to confuse spotting with a light period. I agree with what others suggest and buy a test! Anytime I had spotting my Dr put me on bed rest so it is good to know whats going on.
05/22/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Yes it is possible to have your period while pregnant
05/22/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Gracie
You can have spotting during pregnancy. Many women do. It is possible to confuse spotting with a light period. I agree with what others suggest and buy a test! Anytime I had spotting my Dr put me on bed rest so it is good to know whats going on.
Yes, it was definitely lighter than my periods typically are.
05/22/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
What they all said and don't forget to let us all know if you got a test and what the results are!
05/23/2012
Gracie Gracie
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
Yes, it was definitely lighter than my periods typically are.
So do you know!? Should we be cautiously overjoyed for you, or holding your hand and offering sympathy and encouraging patience? I have my fingers crossed for you!
05/27/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Gracie
So do you know!? Should we be cautiously overjoyed for you, or holding your hand and offering sympathy and encouraging patience? I have my fingers crossed for you!
I haven't tested yet.. Waiting a couple more weeks to see if I develop daily nausea like I did before. I was nauseous a bit this week, but I think it was either due to stopping my medication (that's another story), or going back and forth from a blazing hot kitchen to a stuffy, albeit 20 degrees cooler dining room all night.
05/27/2012
Gracie Gracie
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
I haven't tested yet.. Waiting a couple more weeks to see if I develop daily nausea like I did before. I was nauseous a bit this week, but I think it was either due to stopping my medication (that's another story), or going back and forth ...
Thanks for the update! I guess we wait and see!
05/27/2012
theavocadopit theavocadopit
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Originally posted by Kitten has left the site
Yes it is possible, my friend's mother had a period the entire nine months and gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy.
Wow, I had no idea this was possible!
05/27/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
..to have a period while you're pregnant? I didn't think so, but I just did a search and a bunch of women on babycenter.com are saying that they had a period/s while they were pregnant. I would think this would result in a miscarriage, but ...
yes it is possible.
If you think you are preg, take a home test. I order mine off amazon cause you can get the strip tests they use in the dr offices for like $3-$5 for a pack of 25+. I hate buying the expensive ones in the store just because they cost soo much

here is thetest strips I am talking about but look around for the best price.
05/28/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
^^ Bless you! $2 for 25 strips?! That is amazing! I will definitely be getting a pack of these for sure.
05/28/2012
lexical lexical
It's not a true period, but there may be some heavy spotting, especially in the first few months.
05/28/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
while it's not a true period, I did think I was having periods when I was pregnant with my son.. Thats why when I had my first ultrasound we were shocked at how far along I was!
05/28/2012
CindyH CindyH
yes it is possible
05/28/2012
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