Dr Oz: Regular Menstrual Cycles During Pregnancy
Dr Oz then turned to Dr Jennifer Ashton, an OB/GYN, who expressed how impressive it was that Ileana went through everything that she did. She said she loves what she does because Ileana’s experience is proof that women are “stoic” beings. She described Ileana as “the toughest woman on the planet” because of everything she went through.
Dr Ashton then explained that an obstetrician or OB/GYN has seen a case like Ileana’s at least once in their career but it’s still not exactly clear how it’s possible. Approximately one in 450 women don’t know they are pregnant until 20 weeks or later. Dr Ashton wanted everyone to better understand the difference between menstruation and bleeding, because Ileana wasn’t actually getting her period every month. It’s not normal for a woman to bleed regularly throughout her pregnancy, but it does happen. Plus, the blood can come from the cervix, the uterus, and other places, and then interpreted as menstrual bleeding.