Period While Pregnant

by Emma on January 19, 2012

Many women find themselves wondering whether or not it is possible to be pregnant and to still have a period. They wonder this because there is still a lot of confusion out there as far as whether this is something that can happen. There have been plenty of women that have sworn up and down that they had not just one period, but several periods while pregnant. Shows depicting women who never knew they were pregnant until they went into labor don’t help much either as many of those women reported having their period during the time that they were actually pregnant.

The thing is though, pregnancy and periods do not go together. You can’t have your period and be pregnant. It just is not possible. However, there may still be some bleeding that is experienced by a certain number of women. This bleeding is not the regular period. The bleeding is a result of something else happening. It is important to make sure that you are learning as much as you can about pregnancy and what you might or might not experience. After all, it is much better to be as informed as possible.

One common type of early pregnancy bleeding is that of implantation bleeding. This is bleeding that will happen about the time when the embryo is implanting itself into the uterus wall. This will happen about five days about the conception. Many women find themselves confusing the implantation bleeding with a light period. However, it is not a period and it is also nothing to worry about. It is a normal part of many pregnancies and nothing to concern yourself over.

However, should you start to experience a lot of bleeding or even mild bleeding but with cramping, you are going to want to seek prompt medical care. Every pregnancy is a pregnancy that can have complications. Therefore, you are not going to want to wait until things start to get really bad if you notice anything more than a slight spotting during implantation time. If you are bleeding excessively, you need to seek out the nearest hospital.

For those that are still wondering a little more about periods while pregnant, it is advisable to speak directly to your doctor. You need to make sure that you feel comfortable having an open dialog with your doctor. It also would not hurt to make sure that you are finding other women who have experienced some bleeding or spotting during their pregnancies. Whether you find them in person or online, being able to reach out to other women who know what you are going through is vital.

Hopefully you are now finding yourself a little more comfortable with the fact that while some bleeding is normal during the early stage of pregnancy, it is not actually your period. Should you find that you are ever feeling worried or that you fear you are bleeding too much, seek immediate medical attention. This cannot be stressed enough.

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