Early Pregnancy Questions

Can I be pregnant and still have a period?
Pregnant women can have some light irregular bleeding during pregnancy, but it should not be like a “normal” period. The irregular bleeding or spotting that can occur during pregnancy is often a dark brown color or a light pinkish. It should not be enough bleeding to fill pads or tampons over a few days. It is a good indication that you are not pregnant if you are bleeding the same amount as your normal period.
What if I have a positive pregnancy test and then start bleeding?
Pregnant women experience some type of spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy. Many women who have this light bleeding go on to have normal pregnancies and healthy babies. Unfortunately there is no way to predict whether or not vaginal bleeding will progress to miscarriage. If you experience light bleeding that continues to get heavier, accompanied by painful cramping, back pain or stabbing pains, then you would want to seek medical attention right away. Make sure to take note and share all information with your doctor or healthcare provider so that they are fully informed of everything you are experiencing in your pregnancy.
What If i have heavy bleeding?
This could be caused by hormonal imbalance or signs of a miscarriage or infection or other reason. In this case, you should seek medical attention right away.
This information is not intended as medical advice of any kind. It is information to help you understand the medical care you might need. Any of this informtion should be thoroughly discussed with a medical professional.