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
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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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