No, a woman cannot get her periods if she is pregnant. However, the woman may face some other kinds of bleedings that may make her feel like she is having a pregnancy period. Like, when the fertilized egg gets implanted in the uterus then this could cause slight bleeding. This is known as implantation bleeding and it happens around the same time as her period cycle.
The woman could also experience bleeding because of a miscarriage or if she has an ectopic pregnancy when the fertilized egg implants itself outside of the uterus. This, however, is a case of a medical emergency and not a pregnancy period.
If you are pregnant and have bleeding or pain then you should not delay in meeting your doctor.
Understanding your menstruation
You can not menstruate if you are pregnant. Some woman does experience bleeding from the vagina when pregnant but this is not her periods. Bleeding from the vagina is not period in a pregnant woman and it is something that needs immediate medical care.
Menstruation can happen only when the woman is not pregnant. The uterus every month grows into a blood-rich lining that is thick and this is done so that it helps the egg to implant there. If you, however, do not get pregnant then this issued. The menstrual period is the shedding of this blood and tissue.
However, once the egg gets implanted into the uterine lining then the body hormones will signal the tissue that is rich in blood to stay intact and help to support the growing baby. This tissue thus does not get shed and you do not have your periods until the pregnancy is over.
Bleeding in pregnancy is not a period
Bleeding can occur in pregnancy because of a number of reasons. Some of these issues are serious while others are not. Woman mostly experience light bleeding or spotting in a week before they are to have their periods and they may think that it is a pregnancy period. However, it is not. This is just the impanation bleeding. The woman may also see some bleeding if she undergoes a vaginal examination, pap smear test or even sex. This happens because the blood goes into the cervix.
Bleeding could also happen because of something that is serious. This could be because of an infection, miscarriage, problems with the placenta, ectopic pregnancy or some other conditions. It is important that you do not ignore any bleeding when pregnant and get in touch with your doctor immediately. It is better to be safe and take the necessary precautions immediately. If you experience severe pain followed by active bleeding then this is a case of an emergency.
A pregnant woman cannot have her periods when pregnant. However, the period returns around six to eight weeks after she delivers. Mothers who breastfeeds their babies get their periods much later. If you have a vaginal delivery and you got your periods soon then doctor asks you to not to use tampons. This is because your body is still in the healing process. You may experience many symptoms in your first periods like excess cramping but it should be fine until you do not experience something that causes a lot of discomforts.
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