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Getting period when pregnant...

(15 Posts)
BustleInYourHedgerow Thu 02-Dec-10 21:00:10

Has anybody had any experience of this?

AmyFarrahFowler Thu 02-Dec-10 21:07:39

Yes, I had two small periods when I was pg with my first and one when I was pg with my second.
In the first pg it scared me, thought I was losing the baby but didn't worry me in the second because I knew what it was.

PipPipPip Thu 02-Dec-10 23:14:48

I didn't bleed, but had all my usual PMT symptoms (migraine, extreme tiredness) bang on schedule for the first two months of pregnancy.

Very strange! I was wondering if it was just me.

happycamel Fri 03-Dec-10 08:44:35

It's normal to bleed at around 4 weeks (when your period is due). I had this and it fooled me in to not testing for a couple weeks. It's bleeding caused by the implantation of the embryo.

Having said that some people have light bleeding at regular intervals throughout their pregnancies and are fine.

LadyintheRadiator Fri 03-Dec-10 08:47:26

I bled at 4-5 weeks. Very heavily, for 6 days. So it never occurred to me to test...

pozzled Fri 03-Dec-10 08:49:22

Someone I knew bled regularly during their first pregnancy, I don't think it was every month but at least 3 or 4 times. They had to have lots of extra scans etc but the baby was fine.

jasmine51 Fri 03-Dec-10 08:58:11

I bled for 6 days at 5 weeks - assumed it was normal period as it was heavy but it stopped short of being clotty and suddenly stopped. I am now 13 wks. Reasons given to me - either polyps (which I know I have) or my hormones being slightly up spout due to miscarriage only a month prior.
There is also a lady on my antenatal thread who bleeds every month and has been told that 'some women just do'. She has 3 successful pg so noone seems concerned.

How pg are you? If you are concerned you can ask for a scan to check all is ok with development and blood tests to check hormone levels

BustleInYourHedgerow Fri 03-Dec-10 11:05:07

That's the thing....feeling very pregnant, but have had period. And two negative pregnancy tests in the last six weeks. No sore boobs but have been feeling a bit sick, heartburn etc. And honestly think I am feeling movement. Think I am going mad! We have been using condoms and I've been on the pill (yes I have been taking it properly; but I'd been taking it properly when I got pg with DS) and honestly too scared to go to the doctor in case I am pg.

fallingandlaughing Fri 03-Dec-10 11:19:38

Well it could be all sorts of things but it really is best that you go to the doctor. Going to the doctor won't change whatever is happening, but at least you will know where you are, rather than having to guess. If you have had negative HPTs and normal period it is very unlikely you are pregnant, But you need to see doctor.

BustleInYourHedgerow Fri 03-Dec-10 13:25:31

I know...just don't want to have to pay the doctor E60 quid because of something that I'm being stupid about. I just have a feeling, IYSWIM?

If I were pregnant, doctor's visit would be free!! Oh the irony.

BustleInYourHedgerow Fri 03-Dec-10 13:26:50

Had an implantation bleed with DS alright, it was light and lasted 2 days max.

nameymcnamechange Fri 03-Dec-10 13:29:50

It seems unlikely if you have your period, have been using condoms and had two negative tests in the last six weeks. Sickness and heartburn could be something else entirely?

LadyintheRadiator Fri 03-Dec-10 13:34:04

When was your last negative test?

BustleInYourHedgerow Sat 04-Dec-10 11:19:05

Last Monday.

happycamel Sat 04-Dec-10 22:23:48

I think it's unlikely you're pg but if you have to pay to see a doctor and you otherwise feel well then wait a week and test again. If it's still negative and you're still ill then I guess it's time to make an appointment. Obviously if you get a lot worse sickness and heartburn before then you better go.

You mentioned feeling movement, but I've never heard of anyone feeling a baby before 11 weeks and tbh 16 - 22 weeks is more common. Baby will be about 9mm when it is 7 weeks old.

Hearburn usually happens when your womb is big enough to push your organs out the way, forcing your stomach up and opening the valve at the top of it, again very common from about 26 weeks onwards but rare before hand. The sickness, however, is definitely a sign but then you might just have a tummy bug.

I wish you all the best

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