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Periods while pregnant?

Does anyone know anyone who continued to get periods while pregnant? I always hear that on shows like "I didn't know I was pregnant," and my friend's friend got light periods all the way through her pregnancy. I'm trying to decide if I should still test once after AF comes just in case.
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Re: Periods while pregnant?

  • I think it's safe to say that if AF comes and your temp drops, you are not KU.  Getting periods during pregnancy is rare.

  • I knew someone at work who had that.  In fact, she didn't know she was pregnant until she got some major pains and went to the ER one night.  We didn't believe her until she let us hear the new baby crying in the background.  See, that Discovery Health channel show really can be true!Wink
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  • I knew someone at work who had that.  In fact, she didn't know she was pregnant until she got some major pains and went to the ER one night.  We didn't believe her until she let us hear the new baby crying in the background.  See, that Discovery Health channel show really can be true!Wink
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  • I see that on that show too. However, I never knew anyone IRL that had their period while pregnant.
  • You can not have a period if you are pregnant. A period is the shedding of the uterine lining, which obviously doesn't happen during pregnancy.

    You can have bleeding that is mistaken for your period though.

     

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  • I don't think its common but somehow I know 2 people who have had it.  Neither were on birth control but not charting or anything just whatever happens happens.

    The first girl went into the doctor because even though she had - pregnancy tests and periods all of the sudden she got huge.  Well she was 5 months along with twins.

     The other girl woke up in the middle of the night with horrible cramps.  Took midol and went back to bed.  Woke up a few hours later even worse.  Went to the hospital and they thought it was her appendix and gave her pain meds.  Then went and did an ultrasound and she was pregnant and in labor! 

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  • My MIL had 4 months of "periods" while pregnant with my brother-in-law, which made her tell me I was "probably" KU last cycle. Uhh yeah right lady. I'm sure if you're charting you'll know whether you should bother testing or not.
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  • image iluvmylab:
    I think it's safe to say that if AF comes and your temp drops, you are not KU.  Getting periods during pregnancy is rare.

     

    Yeah, I guess even if you are spotting or bleeding, your temp would still be up.

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  • image Ricola:

    You can not have a period if you are pregnant. A period is the shedding of the uterine lining, which obviously doesn't happen during pregnancy.

    You can have bleeding that is mistaken for your period though.

     

    This time 100 and FYI even people who had bleeding during pregnacy, it most likely wasn't every 28-31 days for 5 days.

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  • image Ricola:

    You can not have a period if you are pregnant. A period is the shedding of the uterine lining, which obviously doesn't happen during pregnancy.

    You can have bleeding that is mistaken for your period though.

     

     

    This, exactly.

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  • my friends mother says she had "periods" during her whole pregnancy.
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  • I also know two people that this happened to, however if you're charting and your temps stay up I think that would be a cue that somethings different.
  • I worked with a girl who was pregnant with her 2nd.  Both with her first and her 2nd she got light periods like clockwork for the first 4 months.

    Her 1st she didn't know she was pregnant because they wern't trying.  She found out when she started getting sick.

    Her 2nd they were trying so she had taken tests and gotten multiple BFP's, confirmed from docs, and still got a light "period" until about 4 months. 

  • image Ricola:

    You can not have a period if you are pregnant. A period is the shedding of the uterine lining, which obviously doesn't happen during pregnancy.

    You can have bleeding that is mistaken for your period though.

     

    This.

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  • Both my mom and sister claim that this was the case for them.  For my mother she had an IUD so she thought that there was no way that she could be pregnant.  She went to the doctor because she could nto understand why she was gaining so much weight.  My sister was going through a very stressful time in her life.  She has had very irregular periods so I think that she thought that spotting was her period.  She was five months pregnant before I convinced my mother to force her to go to the doctor.  If someone else told me this story I would say that it was not true. 
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  • It's possible!  I'd poas every other day just to make 110% sure you're not ku.  
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  • image Ricola:

    You can not have a period if you are pregnant. A period is the shedding of the uterine lining, which obviously doesn't happen during pregnancy.

    You can have bleeding that is mistaken for your period though.

     

    Yes 

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