(Closed) the return of…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mrstilly: are you EFB? I am and had some spotting the other week (DS is only 3 months). It only lasted a day or two and I kinda freaked out. From what I gather it may or may not mean you are fertile again, but to go ahead and asume so. Most women are before their cycle returns anyway, without even know it.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mrstilly: So how soon after having your LO does AF come back?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mrstilly: I’d just assume you were if I were you, especially since there are women who get pregnant before their period returns.

@ttn133: It depends on your body, if you’re breastfeeding, and random luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I think most of the time people are fertile before their period comes back…in fact I think you can get pregnant in the first 6 weeks after baby.  

 

Either way, I TOTALLY feel your pain!!!  Kayla is only 6 months old and I have had my period THREE times…yes THREE!!!!  It kinda sucks, especially because I am still EBF, but I have a friend who has an almost one year old and no AF yet…she said it’s kinda annoying because she keeps having to take random pregnancy tests since they aren’t “trying” and she has no period to help her determine if she may be pregnant.  As you can see, I’ve been trying to look on the bright side. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Granted, I’m on Mirena, but I still haven’t gotten anything besides minimal spotting, and CoWBoy is 11 months!  I guess I need to remember that when weaning sounds so tempting!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I just read yesterday that the average woman who EB’s can expect to start menstruating again at approx 14 1/2 months PP. I was surprised it takes that long. I am at 6 months PP and have had intermittant cramps several times already.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

When I got my first period at around 3.5 months I was so shocked and a little disappointed since I wasn’t expecting it since I was exclusively breastfeeding (and still am).  I think when I look online it said like 10% of EBF moms get their period before 6 months.  Another positive is that I’ve heard pretty bad things about women’s first period post pregnancy – being really heavy and bad cramping.  Mine feels like it’s pretty normal for me however, so maybe getting it early isn’t a terrible thing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Since I’m not a mom, I’m not trying to give advice but I’m curious if you guys mean EBF for exclusively breastfeeding or ecological breastfeeding?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@beekiss: EBF = exclusively breastfed, or at least that’s what it means to me

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I am still EBF… granted WT started solids at 6 months…. AF showed up at 10 months. I think I had some spotting a month or two before that… but no true AF.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mrstilly: That’s an interesting thought, however I will tell you that DS does not sleep through the night yet (he’s 3 months) so if your theory is true I’m not sure why I got mine. I’ll have to wait and see if it returns again this month. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee

Kayla is STILL not sleeping through the night at 6 months (now she is only waking up because of a wet diaper) and I’ve had my period 3 times…so I’m guessing that might not be it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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