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Period while pregnant

By October 28, 2009 - 9:31pm
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Hi, I just wanted to know if it is possible to get your period while you are pregnant. Some people say that their friends have gotten pregnant but somehow still have their period. Is that true?

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Hello, mybabyaiden,

Although some women may experience some sort of bleeding during their first trimester of pregnancy, it is not an actual period. A period involves the shedding of the endometrium which is the lining of the uterus, along with the unfertilized egg.

In very early pregnancy some women may experience implantation bleeding, which is when the fertilized egg is being implanted in the woman's uterus. Usually, this causes some pinkish to brownish spotting. A heavy amount of bright red blood may be a sign of miscarriage and should prompt a visit to your doctor or the ER.

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Hope this helped!

October 29, 2009 - 5:22am
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