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ovulating 2 weeks after child birth?

(7 Posts)
davidtennantsmistress Wed 14-Sep-11 13:05:48

is that possible/ i'm exclusively BF on demand, but today have had what can only be described as EWCM discharge, i'm still bleeding on/off from having DS2, but it comes and goes depending on what i've done that day. he's 17 days old today.

any thoughts is it possible? with DS 1 I was 4 months before I started having a cycle again but then again with DS2 it was a straight forward birth with no interventions.

Pang Wed 14-Sep-11 14:09:24

It is absolutely possible! I have a friend who was also bfing yet became pregnant 4 weeks [shoked] after giving birth.

Pang Wed 14-Sep-11 14:10:06


Boosaphena Wed 14-Sep-11 17:05:57

I thought you ovulated at the time of giving birth, although I have nothing to back that up and no idea where I heard it from. The only thing I can substantiate it with is that the timing of my returned af coincided with that theory. I do remember having alot of discharge after tho.

serendipity16 Wed 14-Sep-11 18:26:31

Once your hcg levels get back down to 0, i would have thought your body starts the process of maturing an egg & you ovulating.
Not 100% on that though.

davidtennantsmistress Fri 16-Sep-11 07:53:48

god 4 weeks later? poor DP is lucky for a cuddle never mind a bit of the other! lol. thanks will keep an eye on it as bleeding seems to have started again so might just be dscharge.

Purplebuns Tue 20-Sep-11 13:29:29

I had my first period about 4 weeks after birth and then regular cycles after this, so it is possible but very unusal.

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