Dd2 is nearly 11 mo and has mostly been sleeping through for about 2 months. Around the same time one day I got really bad pains which I thought were ovulation pains then a few weeks later felt a bit achy and yucky, and I expected my periods to return, but nothing. Once again for the past few days I've been feeling achy and yucky and a bit nauseous (but not in a morning sickness way!) and I expected my period again, but still nothing. For months I have been getting cervical mucus almost every day. Not sure what is going on with my body. Anyone experienced similar?
Are you still feeding? My periods didn't return with DS until I stopped completely. With DD I was still feeding but think she was probably taking less. Sleeping through the night didn't make a difference for me with either of them.
I had the aches & pains badly when DS went on nursing strike at 13 months, then they disappeared and my periods still haven't come back at 19 m.o. He does feed more often now though.
Kellymom says it's not unusual to get cyclical PMT type symptoms for weeks or even months before your periods return. The earlier your cycles return, the more gradual the return to fertility is likely to be. I think 6 months post partum classes as early (the average is 14.5 months IIRC).
notnowbernard, I'd not heard there being health implications to not having a regular cycle. My cycle has never been regular. I think there are advantages to having longer without having periods - reduce risk of ovarian cancer IIRC.