Is it possible to be pregnant but have a period?

Has anyone had a period, but weeks later found out you were actually pregnant during the period? I had a normal four day period two weeks ago, but I took a test today ( I felt off), and it was positive! But I should be ovulating this week, so I am so confused! Has this happened to anyone else?


I had normal periods for months after i got pregnant with my youngest. I was almost 5 months before i found out.

An old co worker of mine had a period the first 4 months of pregnancy… She found out she was pregnant at 5 months when she went to her doctor for a a scheduled pap smear!

I had 5 during my pregnancy. I was 2 months along

Yes. Implantation bleeding can be confused for a period as well. Our cycles are generally not always on time when we think they should be. Also, my mom and sister had regular period like bleeding all the way til they were 4-6 months pregnant and the pregnancy tests and blood tests all said not pregnant until they were 4-6months pregnant. Ultrasounds showed how far they really were. Lol

A period by definition is the shedding of the uterine lining. So it is not possible to have a “period” while pregnant. But you can have other bleeding during pregnancy that resembles a period bleed.


Implantation bleeding

6 months here! Had a blood clot stuck between placenta and uterine wall. Healthy baby girl tho :slight_smile:

Yes u can have a period the whole pregnancy, I’ve experienced it with my 2nd son,

Yes…can totally happen

I had mine for the first 3 months with my first one

I have 3 kids and it happened with me last. Was so weird because I’m extremely regular.

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Yes, happened to me!

I had one until I was told I was pregnant…so Yes it is.

You could just google it. - From WebMD
“About 20% of women have some bleeding during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Possible causes of first trimester bleeding include: Implantation bleeding. You may experience some normal spotting within the first six to 12 days after you conceive as the fertilized egg implants itself in the lining of the uterus.Jun 12, 2020”

Be careful. I had an ectopic pregnancy last year that almost killed me. I thought I was having my period but bled for 18 days. I went to the Hospital because I woke up feeling so sick and had stomach pain. They did a pregnancy test and it turned positive and they did the vaginal ultrasound and it confirmed I had a ruptured fallopian tube and was bleeding internally. Lost a liter of blood with the rupture and surgery. Awful experience but it happens.

I would take another test just to be absolutely sure.

Happened to my aunt, she still gave birth to twins.

Yes I had regular periods throughout the 1st trimester of all 3 of my pregnancies and a little longer in 2 of them!

I had my period every month with my first till i was 7 months pregnant