Can Women Have Their Period All Through Pregnancy?
It is impossible for a woman to have her period throughout pregnancy. During a woman’s period, the lining of the uterus is expelled each and every month. When a woman is pregnant, the uterus will not shed its lining. If this should happen, it would likely indicate that a miscarriage has occurred. In addition, a woman’s ovaries stop producing certain hormones that trigger menstruation, which also helps the uterus to do its job of providing for and nurturing your baby as it grows.
Having said that, some women may experience spotting or bleeding while they are pregnant. This is especially common during the first trimester. Some women may mistake this spotting or bleeding for a period, particularly if their period is generally very light. Somewhere around a third of all pregnant women will have some degree of vaginal bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy. While this type of spotting or bleeding is common, you should also be cautions. If the bleeding or spotting lasts for more than 24 hours, if it is severe, or if it is accompanied by cramps or by abdominal pain, you should contact your health care provider immediately.
Another possible cause of bleeding during pregnancy is decidual Bleeding. In early pregnancy, before the lining of your uterus has fully attached to the placenta, part of the uterine lining could possibly shed. This is most often caused by an imbalance of hormones. Decidual bleeding is not considered harmful or dangerous to you or to your developing baby. Again, you should never just assume that you are having decidual bleeding, but always contact your health care provider if you have this type of sever bleeding during pregnancy. Here again, though, this is not the same as having a period.
Later on in pregnancy, bleeding can be caused by the growth of the cervix or by having an inflamed cervix. If you bleed after sex, this is the most likely case. Still, bleeding during the second and third trimesters can often be a sign of severe problems. Some of these problems can include placental abruption, placenta previa, or even preterm labor. If you experience any bleeding at all during your second or third trimester, it is probably best to contact your health care provider immediately.