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How Long after birth birth did your period return? Getting a bit worried....
I'm new so please bear with my if I am posting in the wrong place etc.
My little girl was 9 months old last week and I STILL haven't had a period following her birth. I am still breastfeeding which I know can delay it but I thought that was only for a few months? I know a lot of ladies through my surestart centre who have babies of similar ages and are still breastfeeding and seemed really surprised that mine hadn't returned yet?
Is this normal or should I consider talking to the GP or health Visitor?
GREAT site by the way - don't know why I haven't been here before!
Hello hazelnut, my period returned at 8 months with my first born and at 11 months with my second, breastfed first to 11 months and 2nd to 2yrs, not sure it makes a big difference to be honest! We're all different aren't we! I'd just enjoy not having periods if I was you, unless you're pregnant . . .
9 months till I got my first one. It was exactly 4 weeks after DS had dropped to morning and night feeds only. Unfortunately, they haven't been quite as regular since - I still don't feel back to normal and DS is 20mo.
First time, 9 months. Second time, 13 months (both around the time I went back to work as I was off longer second time round). Third time, still counting at 5 months and hoping/expecting not for a while.
I was disappointed when mine returned at 8 months with DD I thought I was safe until I stopped feeding altogether. DS has just turned 8 months and I've definitely been feeling a bit premenstrual so expecting a visit any time soon .
Mine came back this week at 22 months! Was also starting to wonder where it was but didn't mind the break! Still feeding but only at night. Must've reduced enough for my body to start going back to normal. Seems to be a very individual thing.