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I have really regular periods. They're very heavy and EXTREMELY painful. I always start cramping about 2 weeks before I start my period. Anyways, I was due to start my period February 16th but it never showed up. 9 days later I started "bleeding". It could hardly be considered a period considering it was just light pinkish brown spotting every once in a while for a mere 3 days whereas my "real periods" are 5 to 6 days long. It had nothing to do with stress, I was stress free at this time and stress has NEVER played a factor in the way my cycle behaves. Well, to top it all off, for the past 2 weeks or so I have noticed that I am producing an INCREDIBLE amount of discharge. There is no color nor is there an odor. I either have to wear a panty liner or change my underwear at least 2 or 3 times a day. To make things even more strange, the other night I dreamt I was giving birth to twins. Twins run in my family. My stomach seems to get bigger and bigger everyday and I have these strange feelings in my lower stomach. I took a pregnancy test February 21st and it came back negative. I'm a little reluctant to take another one in fear that my fiance and I will get our hopes up again. We lost a pregnancy on Christmas and it was very heartbreaking. Any advise or thoughts will be GREATLY appreciated.
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replied March 15th, 2012
. Well, no, you can't get your period once you're pregnant — once your body starts producing the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and your pregnancy is established, your menstrual cycle is interrupted and normal periods stop. But you may have bleeding or spotting during pregnancy that can seem like a period.

Some pregnant women have what's called "implantation bleeding" that can happen around the time their period is due, and they may mistake that bleeding for a period. This spotting may be caused by the fertilized egg burrowing into the blood-rich lining of the uterus, a process that starts just 6 days after fertilization, and it's generally a lot lighter than a typical period — just a day or two of very light spotting.

If you're pregnant and you're not sure when your last period started, this can make establishing a due date difficult for your healthcare provider. If you have any doubts, your provider can feel how big your uterus is with a pelvic examination and estimate how far along you are. In most cases, your provider will also order an ultrasound before the middle of your pregnancy to measure the size of your developing baby and clarify exactly when the baby is due.
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replied March 16th, 2012
actually ive heard of several women still getting their cycles all the way up to the day they give birth. I would say to just buy a HPT or go to your OBGYN. I wish you all the best and im sending tons and tons of baby dust your way!!!!!!! Good luck hun
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replied March 21st, 2012
mackwilson75 wrote:
. Well, no, you can't get your period once you're pregnant
This is Incorrect, you can still be pregnant even if you have your period, there are several known facts that you can be having a child and not know about it, but it is how you're body is affected, if your unsure then check with your Doctor or GP to be on the safe side.
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