Can you still have your period and be pregnant? – Rosalina* After a girl is pregnant, she no longer gets her period. But girls who are pregnant can have other bleeding that might look like a period. For example, there can be a small amount of bleeding when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. Doctors call this implantation bleeding. It usually happens around the same time a girl would normally get her period. Other things can also cause bleeding, like a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy (when the fertilized egg implants someplace other than in the uterus). An ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency. If you think you might be pregnant and have pain or bleeding, call the doctor right away. If you are not sure if you are pregnant, see a doctor, visit a health clinic like Planned Parenthood, or use a home pregnancy test. If you use a home pregnancy test and the results are negative but the signs point to being pregnant (like a missed or late period, breast tenderness, or feeling sick or throwing up), see a doctor or go to a health clinic. If a home pregnancy test is positive, see a health care provider as soon as possible to confirm the test and get the right care for you and your baby. *Names have been changed to protect user privacy. Back to Articles Related Articles Birth Control Methods: How Well Do They Work? Some birth control methods work better than others. This chart compares how well different birth control methods work. Read More Irregular Periods Wondering whether it's normal to have irregular periods? Get the facts about this common problem. Read More About Birth Control Before you consider having sex, you need to know how to protect yourself. Read this article to get the basics on birth control. Read More My Periods Are Irregular. What's Going On? Find out what the experts have to say. Read More PMS, Cramps, and Irregular Periods Get the facts on which period problems are normal and which ones might indicate something's going on. Read More All About Periods Periods can be confusing. Get the facts in this article for teens. Read More Having a Healthy Pregnancy Whether you feel confused, worried, scared, or excited, you'll want to know how your life will change, what you can do to have a healthy baby. Read More Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.