I recently read an article saying that you can have your period and be pregnant. I also read that it is impossible so I have no idea whats true and whats not? If there is bleeding during a period how do you know the difference between a period and not a period? Its all very confusing. Could someone clarify? Thank You
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It is not possible to be pregnant and have a period. That is because of the way a period works: during the menstrual cycle, the body prepares for a potential pregnancy by building up uterine lining and sending an egg on its way. When no pregnancy occurs, the egg and all of that extra lining are flushed out. And that is what your period is. So when you have a period, you know you cannot be pregnant.
It is possible to have irregular bleeding during a pregnancy, but it is not likely that this bleeding will look exactly like your period.
It is really very unlikely to be pregnant and just not notice. When there are people who go through an entire pregnancy without noticing, they are usually very out of touch with their bodies for various reasons. Too, if we are talking about stories you read on the internet, you'll want to take those with a bucket of salt, anyway - there's no way to verify those stories.
lovepink888, what exactly did the article say? As September says, you can't be pregnant and have a period. However, having sex while on your period can result in pregnancy - might this have been what the article meant?
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