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HepBettie
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I hate to be "this chick" that always has paranoia about pregnancy, but a question I have is that if you're on the pill and say some how you got pregnant would your period be MIA on the placebos, or would it come as normal?

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You would most likely miss a period -- or rather, not have a withdrawal bleed -- if you became pregnant.

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I heard stories of women being pregnant and still getting their periods. Actually I think that happened to my mom when she was pregnant with my brother...but she wasn't on birth control.

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JCFantasy23
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Yes, sometimes they keep having periods, especially the first few months. I know if you ever suspect pregnancy, you're supposed to stop BC immediately and see the doctor.
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Actually, no.

When you menstruate, you flush out uterine tissue, together with the unfertilized egg. Thus, if you have a period, you cannot be pregnant per definition. A regular, normal period signals that you are not pregnant.

Is it possible to bleed during pregnancy? Yes, in rare cases. But that bleeding would not resemble a period and would, in fact, be a reason to see a doctor as unexplained bleeding during pregnancy can be a sign of a problem.

So, if you are pregnant, you will most likely miss your period (or withdrawal bleed, if you're on the pill).

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We've done a lot of research on this "period during pregnancy" question for the curriculum my friend and I are working on. Most of the obgyn's that we've talked to said that the misconception comes from the fact that women tend to class bleeding in general as their period. Like when a woman on birth control says that she's on her period - technically it's not really her having her period but rather a withdrawal bleed (because birth control when taken correctly is supposed to stop ovulation and therefore there's no egg.)

So when bleeding occurs during pregnancy in the first few months (even implantation bleeding) many women will think that they've had a very light period (which it's common for periods to be different especially in young women) - and then when talking to others mention something about "I had my period the last three months. I can't be pregnant."

Additionally, if you look at some of the early symptoms of pregnancy (Swollen/tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, bachackes, headaches, etc) many women experience some of the same discomforts when they have their period (or withdrawal bleed with the pill). So it's kind of understandable that the misconception exists.

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