Frequently Asked Questions
Can I be pregnant and have my period?
No. In fact, menstruation happens when the uterus sheds its walls when no fertilization occurs. But when you’re pregnant, the uterus needs this tissue to help the implanted egg grow.
During pregnancy, you may feel period-like symptoms such as abdominal cramps. That’s because pregnancy causes the uterine muscle to expand (during pregnancy, its volume will increase by a hundred!), thus generating slightly painful contractions, similar to those you feel when you have your period.
Small bleeding may even occur. It is usually caused by an inflammation of the cervix after intercourse, a small hormonal deficiency or by the implantation of the egg.