Does menstruation take place at the time of pregnancy ?

Asked by TVISHA Bhatt | 29th Oct, 2013, 05:00: PM

Expert Answer:

No. Menstruation does not take place at the time of pregnancy. When the sperm fertilizes the ovum and the tiny foetus attaches itself to the wall of the uterus, the woman is said to be pregnant. After pregnancy occurs, the brain sends signals to the ovaries to stop the production of ovum. Corpus luteum persists for 6 months, releasing the pregnancy hormone progesterone which keeps the endometrium wall intact and prevents it from collapsing. Therefore, menstruation does not occur. Progesterone also acts on the pituitary to stop the release of FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and thus, no ovulation occurs either. As ovulation does not take place during this time, there are no chances of having menstrual periods during the nine months of pregnancy.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 29th Oct, 2013, 06:14: PM

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