No period during pregnancy, but bleeding is possible

It is not possible to have your period during pregnancy but it is possible to have bleeding. Bleeding can be a sign of a minor problem or a major problem. Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be reported to your doctor. Bleeding during pregnancy is not normal but it is common. There are many reasons you may have bleeding during pregnancy and it may even mimic your period but it is not your period.

Call your doctor if you experience bleeding during your pregnancy.

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4Katie
Moms Expertise
    04/02/14
    I didn't know you could, either, til I did. We didn't find out I was pregnant until 6 months in because I was regular until then. The doctors and nurses said it was very common in first pregnancies, and didn't mean something was wrong at all. We were just like..."ARE YOU KIDDING ME?" All my life, we've been told "You're not pregnant if you have your period."
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    4Katie
    Your period is the lining of the uterus sloughing off at the end of each month. During pregnancy it is impossible for the lining of the uterus to slough off. So medically it is impossible to have your period (menstrual cycle) during pregnancy.

    It is common to have bleeding during your pregnancy that mimics your period but it is not really your period. The bleeding can be harmless depending on the cause.
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