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I have had only one period in the last year but now find myself almost 3 months pregnant - will the lack of menstruation harm the foetus?

By Anonymous January 23, 2011 - 3:32pm
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A former heavy drinker with a lot of stress, my menstrual cycle has been askew for years. I now find myself pregnant and worry about this lack of mentrual blood as necessary nutrients for the baby.

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Good news! Menstrual blood does not actually supply nutrients to the baby...that is the placenta's job. Your body does not store menstrual blood (I assume that was your thought?).

In your specific case, you ovulated three months ago, and your uterine lining was found to be a good environment for the fertilized egg to implant.

Have you been to your OB/GYN for prenatal appointments?

January 23, 2011 - 8:39pm
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