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Can you have your 'period' after conceiving then not have a period the next month?

By Anonymous April 13, 2015 - 9:17am
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My fiancee and I had sex Feb 20th and the 21st (when I was ovulating). I had what I think was my period from March 11th to 14th. I didn't receive any pregnancy symptoms so I thought we failed on ttc. I read from different websites you can and can't have your period, so i am kind of confused. I was suppose to start my period this month (April 10th) and I haven't received it. It's never late and I have been tracking my period for a year or so now and its usually dead on or a day late but never 4+ days late! Has anyone had this happen to them where they thought they had their period but turn out to be pregnant all along? I need answers.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us.

I suggest you wait until April 15 to take an early response pregnancy test. Test in the morning with the first urine of the day.

I will try to clear up any misconceptions about having a period while pregnant.

On Day 1 of the menstrual cycle, estrogen and progesterone levels are low. Low levels of estrogen and progesterone signal the pituitary gland to produce Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). FSH begins the process of maturing a follicle (fluid-filled sac in the ovary containing an egg).
The follicle produces more estrogen to prepare the uterus for pregnancy.

At ovulation, usually around Day 12 – 14, increased estrogen levels trigger a sharp rise in Luteinizing Hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland, causing release of the egg from the follicle.

The ruptured follicle (corpus luteum) now secretes progesterone and estrogen to continue to prepare the uterus for pregnancy.

If the egg is not fertilized, estrogen and progesterone levels drop and, on Day 28, the menses begin.


April 13, 2015 - 9:32am
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