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how soon do periods return?

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memoo Sun 18-Oct-09 19:33:09

I had a baby 4 weeks ago by CS. I stopped bleeding about 2 weeks ago. I just wondered if anyone knows how soon you have a period?

I can't remember how soon my periods returned after having my first 2 DC

bigsquirtybloodylips Sun 18-Oct-09 19:34:17

1st child (emergency section) - 8 weeks
2nd child (natural) - 15 weeks

mrsdisorganised Sun 18-Oct-09 19:35:44

I assume it depends on whether you breastfeed or not, (although could be wrong as I can only go on my experience) my periods only returned after I finished breastfeeding usually around 13 months. smile

randomimposter Sun 18-Oct-09 19:36:16

For me it was 7 months after a CS. I was breastfeeding which may have slowed it down?

Hope you are feeling a bit less run over than I did at 4 weeks in!

bigsquirtybloodylips Sun 18-Oct-09 19:37:18

((forgot to mention) 1st child - didnt breastfeed
2nd child - tried it for a month)

as usually if you are breastfeeding, the periods will take longer to return

hairymelons Sun 18-Oct-09 19:38:18

Mine came back after 13 months but was still BF so slowed it down. Congratulations on number 3

hairymelons Sun 18-Oct-09 19:40:25

Mine came back after 13 months but was still BF so slowed it down. Congratulations on number 3

MrsJiggle86 Sun 18-Oct-09 19:41:42

Congrats, no useful advice though smile

cheerfulvicky Sun 18-Oct-09 22:46:54

I wasn't breastfeeding. My bleeding lasted 6 weeks, stopped for a couple of days then I got my period like normal. I was thrilled hmm

ShowOfHands Sun 18-Oct-09 22:50:11

I was exclusively bfing. Came back at 13 weeks. Was very cross.

smallone Mon 19-Oct-09 10:25:01

Bled for 8 wks, exclusive BF every 2 hrs periods returned 16wks. Soooo not fair!

sweetnitanitro Mon 19-Oct-09 10:33:23

Congrats! I'm similar to ShowofHands and smallone, I exclusively breastfed and I got mine back after 9 weeks. I was promised 6 months angry

charleymouse Mon 19-Oct-09 11:07:04

18 months after DD born VB
16 months after DS born emergency CS

both exclusively BF for 6 months and both have only just weaned whilst I am pregnant with no 4.

memoo Mon 19-Oct-09 11:16:32

Thanks for all the replys, sorry didn't get back on last night. Kind of have my hands full with a very hungry baby! grin

So basically there is no real way of knowing, could be weeks or months.

charleymouse Mon 19-Oct-09 11:22:48

Precisely memoo. grin

ShowOfHands Mon 19-Oct-09 11:42:25

charley, DD and DS have weaned??

charleymouse Tue 20-Oct-09 11:06:42

Yes, sad I think DD would still have a go but DH started putting DS to bed and he has dropped it right off. He still has a fascination with bosoms though and called me a "stupid lady" the other day as he "can't see bosoms" when I put my bra on. grin
He likes to snuggle them when he gets into bed with me in a morning but it is almost like he has forgotten what they are for but he still associates them with some sort of comfort.

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