Kia asked in Pregnancy & ParentingPregnancy · 5 months ago

Can you have a period while pregnant?

If someone ended up getting pregnant right before their period was due for example, would you still miss that period or would you miss next instead? 

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    If you got pregnant just before your period was due, you would miss that period, and the next period, and the next period - for the entire 9 months you were pregnant. 

  • 5 months ago

    No you cannot have a period while remaining pregnant.

    You can only get pregnant during ovulation which happens 16 days before the beginning of the next period. Which means you are counting backwards. (which is a little hard to do)

    You will need to know how long your period cycle from first day to the next first day of the period for a few months before you can calculate this.

    In other words you can only get pregnant in a window of about 3 days during ovulation per cycle.

    Once you have a period your womb is flushed out and any natural self aborted pregnancy would flush out with it.

    For your information 3 put of 4 conceptions naturally self abort as well.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Period = not pregnant

  • Jill
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    You can't get pregnant right before your period arrives because you ovulate (are fertile) about 2 weeks before your period arrives. That doesn't mean that people should not use protection because you might ovulate later than you expect. 

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  • LizB
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    You wouldn't have an actual period, but you might have early pregnancy bleeding that could be mistaken for a period. 20-25% of pregnant women have some kind of bleeding or spotting in the first trimester, and for some it's around the time they would have expected their period to begin. This kind of bleeding is usually much lighter than an actual period, though. 

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    You would NOT have that period.

    If you get pregnant right before the period is due - it actually means that the period WOULD HAVE BEEN LATE ANYWAY.

    Ovulation happens ABOUT 14 days BEFORE a period.  The body goes through a series of hormone changes that trigger ovulation.  Once ovulation happens - hormone levels change again.  It takes ABOUT 14 days from the point of ovulation for the body to decide that pregnancy did not happen and to shed the uterine lining.

    So - if you ovulate late - your period is going to be late.  If you ovulated on time - then sex right before a period would not cause pregnancy because the egg only lives 12 to 24 hours after it is released.

    A period ALWAYS means NOT PREGNANT.

    It is possible to have SOME bleeding and actually be pregnant - but it is NOT a "period" when you are pregnant and have bleeding.  If you are pregnant and the bleeding seems like a period - then you need to call a doctor ASAP because bleeding that seems like a period during pregnancy can mean a problem with the baby.

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