Pregnant but still having periods

It is not possible to have your period during pregnancy. When you have your period the lining of your uterus is sloughing off, that lining was ready for a fertilized egg to implant and it sloughs off when it is not needed. During pregnancy that lining is used by the fertilized egg.

There are many causes of bleeding during pregnancy. Some of the causes of bleeding can even come every few weeks and mimic a period. Your doctor will need to evaluate you to determine the cause of the bleeding. Some bleeding is dangerous and other bleeding is minor with no long term consequences. Only your doctor can determine if you or your baby is in danger.

Any bleeding during pregnancy should be reported to your doctor right away.

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4Katie
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    06/04/14
    amanda
    My friends aunt was born with 2 uteruses? Im pretty sure that's not the plural of uterus. Any way, they didn't know until she got pregnant. She always got her menstrual cycle from both at the same time and had no idea she was pregnant because the other uterus was still having a period each month. It is a really rare thing but I thought I would share it. I thought it was pretty interesting. Until I met her I didn't know that was even possible.
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    06/04/14
    amanda
    Let me know what it is!! lol
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      06/04/14
      8Theresa Gould
      That's interesting, amanda.

      Good info, Katie!
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