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jurene83 posted:
I wanted to find out if it is possible for women to get pregnant and still have their periods?
georgiagail responded:
Some women bleed in the early months of their pregnancy. This is not a menstrual period but is often mistaken for one.

kamilacbronx replied to georgiagail's response:
What is the explanation of bleeding in the early months of a pregnancy?
Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP replied to kamilacbronx's response:
Dear kamilacbronx: It can be from an infection (eg chlamydia), or it can be "normal" or it can indicate a problem with the pregnancy. Here is a link to an explanation of many of the possible causes of first trimester bleeding:

In my clinical experience I have seen women bleed as heavy as a period in the first trimester and still have a healthy baby.

kamilacbronx replied to Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP's response:
Thank you for the information.

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