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Period is late, tests are negative, is this normal?

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VodkaCranberry2 Wed 24-Jun-20 20:50:32

Posted in another topic but didn’t get a response so hope it’s okay to post here.

I had a baby 11 weeks ago. I had my first period on 21 May and it lasted 5 days like normal, it was heavier than usual but that was all. I’m exclusively formula feeding. My cycles are generally 28-32 days, so the latest I should’ve started my period is 2 days ago. All the tests I’ve taken have been negative... so is this just normal for after birth or should I wait to take another test? We’ve been using condoms but on the odd occasion have had unprotected sex for a few minutes before putting the condom on.

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Pleasenodont Wed 24-Jun-20 20:52:45

Yep it’s completely normal postpartum, formula or breastfeeding, to have irregular cycles. I breastfed but my periods returned after six months and some months I’d be up to two weeks late. Definitely wasn’t pregnant, just had crazily erratic cycles. I researched it at the time and it’s completely normal, your body is still going through an adjustment period.

VodkaCranberry2 Wed 24-Jun-20 21:06:17

Thank you so much @pleasenodont ! smile

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Covert20 Wed 24-Jun-20 21:08:32

Every time I’ve had a baby and my periods returned (4 times) I’ve had a two month gap between the first and second periods, then totally back to normal. Probably nothing to worry about.

IC28 Fri 03-Jul-20 07:50:58

Thank you for this helpful post! I’m in the exact same position so this has been reassuring.

Swirlyceiling Fri 03-Jul-20 07:52:51

Very normal

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