(Closed) Your first period after baby

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I didn’t get my first PP period until 13 months PP. Much more regular than before pregnancy. And heavier the first 2 days, but only lasting 4-5 days. Before pregnancy they were not as heavy but 7-8 days long. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got my first period after 8+  months after delivery. I think this can be very very different. It’s all about the hormones and your physical wellbeing aswell adjusting.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Quick dumb question.

If you do not get your period that means you are not ovulating right? And therefore cannot have a child again till you get your period again?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I got mine at 5 months pp because I stopped breastfeeding due to a medication change. My cousin didn’t breastfeed and got hers back after 2 months. So it really varies. My flow was just like pre-pregnancy but I was much more emotional. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, I’ve understood that after delivery, there is a great chance of getting pregnant, even without regular periods.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve heard that you’re unlikely to get pregnant while you’re breastfeeding (but that it is possible).  Not to threadjack, but is this because you don’t get your period/ovulate while you’re breastfeeding?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Juliepants: I’ve heard that too, it’s really complicated! Heard that you basically can get pregnant after delivery, but also not if you are breastfeeding. :/

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

One of my best friends got pregnant while breastfeeding and never got a period. Her son was 3 months old when she got pregnant with her daughter. Her daughters due date was her sons first birthday, lol

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know quite a few people that got pregnant right shortly after having a baby and they were still breastfeeding and hadnt had their period yet. So I think the time after delivery is a tricky one.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@regberadaisy: You can still get pregnant. That’s how I have an uncle and sister. Both my Grandmother and mother thought they couldn’t get pregnant because they didn’t have a period. One of my Midwives told me that she sees a lot of women who are pregnant at their 6 week check-up.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@eurekaanchovies:  Lol!

I got my first period at like 6 weeks post-partum.  🙁  It was the same as pre-period, but once I had the Mirena inserted, my periods got shorter and lighter and I had almost no cramps (I usually have really bad cramps).  By the time I had the Mirena removed, I was lightly spotting for one day a month with no other period symptoms.  It was awesome!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The whole “can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding” is a 100% myth. You very well can and I know some people who believed the myth and have babies 11 months apart!

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