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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can i be pregnant and still have my period?

6 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: It is possible for a women to continue to have periods for one (or even more) months after becoming pregnant. Check with your doctor if you have questions.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not normally: A period signifies your egg did not get fertilized and implanted, so your uterine lining is sloughing off and preparing for the next cycle. See our gyn for routine evals, or sooner if you have any concerns.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Not uncommon for some women to have periods for the first one or two months of pregnancy. That is why you can sometimes be off on your dates for delivery.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: 30% of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding at about the time they would expect their period. They mistake this bleeding as their period, when in fact, it isn't.
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: You cannot get pregnant if you are menstruating.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: You do not have periods if you are pregnant (but there can be bleeding during pregnancy).

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Could I get pregnant a day before my period and still get my period?

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