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possible to be pregnant with period ?!

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littlepickle Fri 05-May-06 14:45:53

Is it possible to be pregnant yet have a period, not just spotting but a 'real' period. Sounds like a silly question but it could have happened this month, I have felt nauseous, metallic taste in mouth as with DD1, but AF came on day 24, bit early which was strange too, any ideas ? would it be a waste of money to test if I have a period ?

Blandmum Fri 05-May-06 14:54:16

My father was living proof of this. His mother's periods never really stopped. I have a froend who had miontly bleeds for all of the first trimester

compo Fri 05-May-06 14:54:58

There are many stories like yours in magazines so I guess it's possible

fruitful Fri 05-May-06 14:57:02

I bled around the time that my period was due. It lasted 3 or 4 days and was about as heavy as my normal period (which is pretty light) but was quite "clotty" (sorry if that is tmi). Rest of pg was fine and dd is 4 this month.

However, there have been a few times since when I've had some pg symptoms, period has come and gone, and I've still wondered. I got some very cheap pg tests off the internet so I could just test and stop wondering. And I never was pg.

Its not a waste of money if it stops you thinking about it! How "careless" were you? Is it likely that you're pg? Do you want to be?

Mum2Ela Fri 05-May-06 14:59:05

Yup, v possible. Not vv common but it does happen.

littlepickle Fri 05-May-06 15:14:24

we were not actively ttc, but would be very happy if it happened, tho the thought of the actual pregnancy and sleepless nights that follow seem a bit scary as dd1 is now 3. I think it is probably unlikely as conception would have been either around day 6 of cycle or day 18, both these days I think are outside the ovulation period if my cycles are normally 25 - 27 days long ? what do you think ? its just that I felt nauseous for about 5 days in a row, very similar to last time.... perhaps I am wishful thinking and its time to seriously ttc !!!

littlepickle Fri 05-May-06 15:18:24

fruitful, thats interesting that you had almost proper periods for so long during your pregnancy

littlepickle Fri 05-May-06 15:18:35

fruitful, thats interesting that you had almost proper periods for so long during your pregnancy

littlepickle Fri 05-May-06 15:20:44

oops fruitful, not read your message properly, you had for 3 or 4 days, not 3 or 4 times ! as I first read it....

littlepickle Fri 05-May-06 15:21:57

does anyone know the name of those cheaper pg tests that have been mentioned here that you can buy on Ebay, wouldnt want to buy any old rubbish but by the same token dont want to waste money on my flights of fantasy !

Hopecat Sat 06-May-06 16:02:52

Hey littlepickle: any news? If you're pregnant with your period you'll give us ttc obssessives even more reason to hope!

coggy Sat 06-May-06 21:33:52

I am embarrased to say it...so I shall whisper...

I did a test today (on CD12 so not ov. yet this month yet!!) Had af (although slightly strange) and wanted to check that I was not pg before I have my hcg injection on Tuesday.
I knew I wasn't but......

I am not usually this obsessed but I had thought about the possibility of being pg with a period and then by weird coincedence read this thread and it got me going.......

Shan't do it again....promise!!

fruitful Sat 06-May-06 21:36:23

That's the trouble Coggy. It is possible, but once you know that (or have experienced it, in my case) they you're always wondering! Every time I get a period that is different in some way I start thinking. And once I start thinking, I can always find all sorts of pg symptoms. I'm always exhausted, for a start!

kid Sat 06-May-06 21:37:15

My neighbour had periods all the way through her 3rd pregnancy. She had no idea she was pregnant until the Dr sent her for a scan. She found out she was already 7 months pregnant!

wannaBe1974 Sat 06-May-06 21:50:15

I had quite a heavy bleed when pg with ds, about the same time my period would have been due, and actually thought it was a period, wasn't till 2 weeks later that I passed out at work and thought maybe I should do a test, he's upstairs asleep now, lol.

agree with fruitful though, it makes ttc for subsequent babies a lot harder (and a lot more expensive) because if period is slightly different you start to wonder "am i"?

magicfarawaytree Sat 06-May-06 21:53:58

yes had what thought was a period, only to find out at dating scan that I was 4 weeks pregnant at that point.

pebblemum Sat 06-May-06 23:22:30

I had light bleeding for 4 months when pregnant with ds1 now almost 9. Because of that (my periods were light anyway) I didnt realise I was pregnant until I was 5months gone, by that time i had been on all the rides at alton towers twice, been going out every weekend drinking and generally doing and eating everything you shouldnt when pregnant. I had no symptons so imagine my shock when i discovered how far gone i was, luckily ds1 wasnt affected by any of it and was born a healthy 8lb 5oz but i had spent the rest of the pregnancy feeling guilty and worrying in case he had been affected by everything i had got up to.

If you think you may be pregnant do a test, that way you will know for sure. Its better to waste a couple of quid on a negative result than spend time wondering.

coggy Sun 07-May-06 08:40:19

How cool to find out when you are seven months Kid - you haven't got that mega long wait and don't have to contain your excitment before you can tell everyone!! Although I understand that if your lifestyle in those months is as mine is now you would worry pebblemum - hurrah for your boy!

Fruitful - I am giving up on looking for symptoms..don't know why I do anyway. I had none when I fell pg with my ds but now I think I have them all the time!!!!

Hopecat Sun 07-May-06 12:56:49

This thread is bad for me! I was convinced I was PG last week, then AF came. Still getting the little stretchy uteral pains I've had since CD15 of last cycle.

Can't be PG, but now even the AF certainty is denied me! ARGHHH!

littlepickle Mon 08-May-06 21:55:38

Hiyall

Sorry, didnt get back to you all with my bfn ! I did do a test a couple of days ago and it was negative.. so thats that ! I really thought I may be as this period was early and not the same as they usually are. It has got me thinking more about whether we should try a bit harder ! ie just before and during ovulation as I was quite disappointed at the result

FaerySpirit3 Thu 15-Jun-06 22:45:05

Wow... this has totally got me thinking...
For the past month I thought I might be pregnant. I was having many of the signs of pregnancy: extremely tired, fluctuation in eatting, heartburn/acid reflux, change in regular bowl movements, white milky discharge for the over a week, sick nauseous feeling, headaches, basically lots of the symptoms. Did numerous test, all of which came up negative. But my body is always funky so I wasn't sure I could trust them. So I went to the doctor monday. When he examined me he said it felt like my uterus felt soft (a definate sign of yes) but I had started to bleed very lightly on that same day. So he sent me to do a blood test (still waiting for results and it is killing me!). Monday bleed was very light, tuesday bleed was heavier almost like my period, wednesday morning was still kinda heavy but light at night and today it is lighter again. My period are usually extremely heavy all through and last at least 7 days sometimes more and I always have major mind numbing cramps where I can't do anything but lay down. I had some cramping wednesday but no other day. I basically wrote it off that I wasn't pregnant and that the blood test results would prove so. But even still I am very confused as my doctor even said that the soft uterus is a very good sign of pregnancy. I don't know if I am in the same boat as many of you, or if I really am not PG and just need to move on. Sorry for the long message... just needing to vent!

dollybird Thu 15-Jun-06 22:57:31

Magicfarawaytree - that exact same thing happened to me too! I had a neg preganancy test too!

nybor Fri 13-Jun-08 19:26:20

Oh NO, I am starting to 'imagine if' now...
Late period, light and short, thrown up twice. Hmm, will do a test tomorrow morning.

happyfeet83 Mon 06-Sep-10 22:05:55

Hi Ladies,

I have a sixth sense that something is not right with my body and that maybe I am still pregnant.

I had a miscarriage 6 weeks ago and although I have had one period since, I have put on weight and my tummy is hard. I know this would be a miracle! But there is just a niggle that I can't shake. The woman who did my scan was rushed off her feet and I just think - maybe she made a mistake. It was very early days! I feel stupid writing this, and maybe I 've just put on weight comfort eating but I don't know, I think I need to do another test!

Even when I was bleeding I saw three diff docs and my uterus was clsed. The sack was low which made them think it was coming out but they did originally say, it could just be implanted low!

My mind is in overdrive! I have spent 6 weeks trying to get through life and now this feeling!

Have jsut sent txt to hubby to pick me up a test! Hope he doesn't think I've turned psycho! wink

I'll let you know! Any advice?

IfAtFirstUDontSucceed Mon 06-Sep-10 22:24:41

Oh my god - you ladies are bad for my sanity grin
I have been getting crampy pains yesterday & today, but AF only finished on Saturday!

If I wasnt so early in my cycle I would have been sure that was a key symptom. You have all got me doubting whether AF was real! confused

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