#AskDrMalik: CAN A LADY MENSTRUATE AND SEE HER PERIOD WHILE PREGNANT?

period while pregnant

QUESTION: Can a pregnant lady menstruate? Is it possible for a lady to see her period while pregnant?

ANSWER:

Ermmm…wait! Let’s go back. I will explain with simple, non-technical words.

Every month, the womb prepares for a baby. It becomes thick and rich with skin and blood (on the inner layer).

But, when it notices that THERE’S NO baby inside of it, after a month, it will peel off the inner thick layer and it comes out as bleeding, sometimes, painfully.

This is the menstrual blood.

On the other hand, after becoming thick for a month, and it notices THERE’S a baby inside, the womb becomes “closed” to protect the baby — nothing comes in & nothing goes out!

The thick inner layer increases in size — and a connection between the mother and baby is formed to supply blood and food to the baby.

Any bleeding at this stage is abnormal & cannot be called menses (because the womb contains a baby and so the inner layer cannot come out, at all!)

Read this: DOES DRINKING SALT AND WATER PREVENT PREGNANCY?

OK, now!

Can a pregnant woman bleed? Yes! In fact, it can come as intermittent vaginal bleeding, every month, resembling menses…

But, it is not menses! It is vaginal bleeding in pregnancy. And it is not a normal thing. It is not good!

So, it is rare for ladies to bleed when pregnant; but it can happen. And when it happens, it is not menses. It is a warning sign! See a doctor!

Bleeding during pregnant can happen in every month of the pregnancy (and there are different causes: infection, baby attaching to the thick inner layer of the womb, placental problems, miscarriage warning, hormone issues, etc).

So…

Can a pregnant lady bleed? Yes. Is the bleeding menses? No.

Can a lady see her period while pregnant? No! Because menses means “no pregnancy” and pregnancy completely deactivates menses immediately!

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Dr. ‘Malik Haruna King is a practicing Nigerian Medical Doctor and Sex Therapist. He helps people with sensitive health issues find answers to questions they are too ashamed to ask!