Menstruation and pregnancy are incompatible because if the endometrium detaches, the embryo will not survive. However, slight bleeding sometimes occurs during pregnancy. For example, some women have bleeding after embryo implantation and this is not a bad thing.
However, there are circumstances in which the bleeding is heavier and/or prolonged and may cause a threatened miscarriage. Some of the possible causes of heavier bleeding during pregnancy may be problems in the placenta, an ectopic pregnancy, a molar pregnancy, the presence of intrauterine haematomas, polyps or vaginal infections.
Therefore, if a pregnant woman has heavy bleeding, it is best to contact a specialist as a matter of urgency.
Read the full article on: Can you get your period while pregnant? – bleeding during pregnancy ( 36).
By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 03/16/2023