Post # 1
Ok, I need some help! I mean, I could call my dr’s office but I always feel awkward like I’m supposed to know my body better but I don’t so I’m starting here.
I had a baby 1-year ago and breasfed her for that entire first year (adding in solids etc) and did not have my period until shortly after her first birthday. Lucky me!
I know that my body is still figuring things out now that she’s weaned but I’m not sure what it’s doing. I had a cycle about 2 weeks ago and then I thought I was done. I went to my doctor and got the NuvaRing now that she’s weaned and my dr. said to insert it after my next cycle.
Well, 2 days ago it’s like it came back but it’s only 1 week after my last one. How do I know if this is a real period or just some spotting or something in between? I’m on the minipill and have been since she was 2 months old and I rarely miss a dose so I really don’t think it’s related to that. I think it’s just my body getting back on track after so long.
So do I insert the ring after this is done or do I wait until the next one just to be sure? Do you think it matters?
Post # 3
I think you should discuss this with your physician. It sounds like this blood is anovulatory bleeding, meaning not a true period.
Post # 4
I think we can help each other out on a lot of stuff, but this def seems a question better suited for your doctor! It is your doc’s job to answer these questions – they are just so busy that they often don’t give us the info we need – so you have to ask. Don’t feel like you should be expected to know this…..
Post # 5
I can not recommend “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” more than just saying GET IT. Its a book that basically teaches you how to chart your monthly cycle and then you can start to recognize patterns so it helps you realize what is normal for you and what is not.
You take your temp every morning when you wake up and check some… other stuff through out the cycle. Once you establish your baseline temp you can pretty much figure out what part of your cycle you are in, whether its short or long.
Look for it on Amazon, its been great for me. Sorry to sound like an advertisement, but I really think every woman should read this book and chart her cycles. Its eye opening.
Post # 6
Yeah, I agree read “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”! But for now, talk to your doctor…