Poll: Did You Have Bleeding While Pregnant? 254


Here at Life with Gremlins, one of our most commented posts is “Period While Pregnant” followed by “Implantation Bleeding or Period?” Sadly, many of those commenters never return to say if they were or were not pregnant. I’ve designed this page to have success or failure stories as a well as an inactive poll which, hopefully, will give us a better idea how often women experience bleeding during pregnancy or have late/early/light bleeding and end up pregnant. The last thing we want to do with the information on this site is provide false hope or unnecessary worry. We also have a page that covers actual research done on the prevalence of bleeding during pregnancy. Based on this information, it’s believed about 1 in 4 women experience bleeding in pregnancy.bleeding while pregnant poll

The effectiveness of this page depends on a few things.

-User interaction. I can’t do this without you.
-Honesty. If results tallied here are inaccurate, the page will also be inaccurate. Please only submit confirmed positives or negatives, not “I think I was….”

I would love to see more than just poll responses and get actual stories in the comment section for more detail.

Things such as:

-When was the bleeding? Was it before you got a positive test? After?
-Did you determine the reason for the bleeding?
-How long after the bleeding did your get a positive test?
-If you had bleeding and weren’t pregnant, did you find the reason behind your symptoms?

All comments are moderated, meaning your story may not pop up right away. I may edit it for readability, but will not change any details (so all you bad spellers have nothing to worry about). We use Jetpack comments here, and you can choose to submit anonymously. You can even put in a nonsense fake email, and it will post just fine.

Multiple answers are permitted to allow voting all at once for multiple pregnancies.

If you choose to submit here, I want to thank you in advance for helping others in their journey to conception. 🙂

Did you experience bleeding while pregnant?

When viewing the result of this poll please keep in mind that this is not a scientific study. Results may be skewed by the fact answers are self-reported and women who have had bleeding during pregnancy may also be more likely to click into a link like this to vote (they’ve been there, and can relate to the wonder). This is not to say the information is worthless, but that it should be taken into consideration there are limitations to its accuracy.

Related posts:
Calculating Your Chances of Pregnancy
When To Take a Pregnancy Test for Accurate Results
Missed Period Negative Pregnancy Test Explanation


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254 thoughts on “Poll: Did You Have Bleeding While Pregnant?

  • Sherri

    My period started on September 30 and it’s now October 16 and I’m having light bleeding and cramping on right side as if my period is about to start again, should I be concerned? I’m 42 years old

  • Phadi

    Hello, I dont know what is going on and perhaps im over thinking because i do really want a baby but i took my last pill (yaz) on the 2nd september after 5 months of taking it and started bleeding on the 6th september for 4 days. I had sex 4 times during the months and experienced nausea, acid reflux, aversion to certain smells, fatigue and frequent urination so i was sure i was pregnant. I dont yet have money to get a test so i wanted to do the bleach test in the meanwhile and as i wiped with a tissue, I saw blood. So im currently still experiencing the same symptoms as well as mild cramps. So is this my period? Is it pretty pointless to still test? Today is ghe first day of bleeding

    • Life with Gremlins admin

      It’s unusual to become pregnant the first cycle off birth control because your hormones are still in flux. Imbalanced hormones, however, can cause pregnancy-like symptoms, so that’s my guess here, just fall out from coming off the pill. The bleach test does not work by the way. If you’re thinking you’ll be a test-addict (some ladies just love to pee on a stick lol) you might order some cheapies you can test with until you get a positive, then confirm with another brand. Something like first response is considered super reliable, but they also are pretty expensive. You can get 20 dip strip tests on the other hand for around $7. The more in-bulk you go the cheaper they get.

  • Katerina

    I bled for approx 2 weeks. It was light but consistant. I went to the hospital to get everything checked but they werent very supportive or interested. They basically said, its early (1month in) so if you miscarry, you’ll know.. otherwise your fine. It was nerve racking. I never found out why i bled but i went on to have a beautiful little boy.

  • Rose

    Hey there! Me and my partner been trying to have a baby these past few months. I have irregular period and sometimes unusual. I normally have ny period on the first week of the month but as time goes by, it can be delayed from 2-6 days. Now I have my period on the 2nd week of the month. The calendar says i have 34 day cycle. I had my period last august 14. Since then we are always having sex without protection. I felt some pregnancy symptoms like nausea, vomiting, back aches, mood swings, cravings, bloated and the feeling of tiredness. Come this Sept., i checked and it came out negative, i’ve been delayed for almost 3 days. I had my period on 17th of sept. The weird things is i just bled for 3 days and on my 4thday it’s only a ahade of pinkish discharge.We had sex again on my 4th and 5th day of my period. I still experience these symptoms. Could I be pregnant? Hope I could hear from you.

    • Life with Gremlins admin

      If your cycle is continually becoming longer, the issue is probably hormonal (which can also cause pregnancy-like symptoms). Since you’re trying to conceive, it may be best to see a fertility specialist for some hormone level testing.