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  • jns
    started a topic Superfetation

    Superfetation

    Is it possible to conceive again while already pregnant? Check out superfetation. Wikipedia has information about a 2017 case.

  • Ashlee T.
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    Interesting topic. Although it is practically impossible in humans, it CAN happen. In fact, the female human body is made in a way that intends to eliminate this from happening entirely. But sometimes...there is a quirk.

    It is super unusual to ovulate while pregnant...so that would be the first hurdle. Once a woman is pregnant, her hormone levels change such that a fertilized egg even implanting into the womb would be a second major hurdle. If you've heard of "the mucous plug" when a woman is pregnant - even though that's not what it's there for it SHOULD block swimmers from passing through to begin with.

    The same thing goes for periods while pregnant. Some women DO have what seem like periods while pregnant, especially in the first trimester. It defies hormonal logic to think that a true period could occur, but then again, ovulating while already pregnant defies logic, too. Some people will tell you it CAN'T happen, but "CAN'T HAPPEN" is a thing we should be careful of saying where the physical body is concerned.

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  • Stillness
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    Interesting.

    This is something I've gone back and forth on with various people for decades, including my cousin who's an ob-gyn and says that women can't have their period while they're pregnant.

    My wife is constantly paranoid about being pregnant and even her period doesn't completely comfort her. We've been married for 19 years and she just said, "I hope you're not a daddy," two days ago. She's on her period! I don't even try to reason with her anymore. She claims that her mother got her period when she was pregnant.

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