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hey y'all this site is awsome its soooo interesting LOL.......


I heard that there have been many cases of women who still continue to get their period every month and be pregnant and carry the baby to full term and not even know it!!!!

i was wondering if anyone has heard of this and how common is it.

i am currently on the pill and just got my period today so i know im not pregnant
but i always get paraniod that it might happen to me.

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Actually, women who are pregnant cannot have true menstraul periods. The uterine lining thickens and does not shed during pregnancy; this lining is what is lost during menstruation.

Some women do experience light spotting for various reasons - implantation, cervix gets bumped, etcetera - and mistake this bleeding for a period, especially if they are looking for physical signs that they are or are not pregnant. However, this bleeding rarely occurs every month, and women who go their entire pregnancies without noticing are usually those who have a past of irregular menstrual cycle. Women who think they are postmenopausal or are going through menopause can also get pregnant without realizing. And, sad as it seems, there are cases where the woman is just in total denial and convices herself that there is no possible way she could be pregnant. This was the case with a friend of mine from highschool.

So, in general, if your periods are just as heavy as they normally are, don't fret. Home pregnancy tests can also alleviate any leftover nervousness. Be sure you're using your chosen form of birthcontrol correctly every time, and you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

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okie dokie thanks for that hey.
i really appreciate it i think it's just paranoia LOL

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