It is not possible to menstruate while pregnant, but the American Pregnancy Association notes that some women experience light bleeding or spotting during pregnancy. However, this bleeding is not as heavy or as regular as a typical period. Any bleeding during pregnancy should not be enough to fill pads or tampons over a few days, and any bleeding to this degree can be a sign of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.Know More
A period is the shedding of the uterine lining, and because this does not happen during pregnancy, a woman's periods cease during pregnancy, according to Parents magazine. Although light bleeding during the first month of pregnancy while the fertilized egg is implanted in the uterine lining is common, a doctor should always be consulted if any bleeding occurs during pregnancy. If implantation is the cause of bleeding, it carries little risk, may be accompanied by light cramping and occurs only at the beginning of the pregnancy and not throughout the entire term.
During the first trimester, bleeding can indicate an impending miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy, but both of these are often accompanied with cramping, according to Parents magazine. If a woman is pregnant and passing a lot of blood, especially with large clots, it is important to contact a doctor immediately or visit an emergency room.Learn more about Pregnancy
It is possible, though rare, for a woman to become pregnant naturally after age 45, according to the Baby Center Medical Advisory Board. A woman's egg supply decreases dramatically by age 40, and any remaining eggs are more likely to have issues that can result in miscarriage or birth defects.Full Answer >
According to BabyCenter, the signs of pregnancy while breastfeeding are similar to those of any regular pregnancy. The breasts become more tender. Implantation bleeding can occur. Some women experience nausea, vomiting and fatigue.Full Answer >
It is possible that some women can present pregnancy symptoms within a week of conception, according to the American Pregnancy Association. However, other women often do not have symptoms this early. Pregnancy signs can occur usually a few weeks after conception.Full Answer >
Implantation occurs around six to 12 days after conception and, along with light bleeding, may cause cramps that last for one or two days, states WebMD. Implantation cramps are just one of the many types of cramping and pain that may occur throughout pregnancy.Full Answer >