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PCOS and periods after having a baby

(6 Posts)
OneNiceGreenLeaf Thu 11-Oct-12 19:05:56

My DD is 10 months old and I've just come on my first period since falling pregnant. I'm still breastfeeding so was expecting it to take a while for it to arrive. I have PCOS and periods before having her were very light and irregular, a symptom of the fact I wasn't ovulating properly. (It took 10 cycles of clomid to conceive her).

I just wondered if other PCOS people found their periods were the same or different after having a baby? This period seems much of a normal heaviness so I'm really hoping my body might have magically sorted itself out!!

wishingonadream Thu 11-Oct-12 19:14:31

Mine were normal for probably about 18 months after dd was born, in that they were quite regular and had period symptoms. They then becaem irregular and I would not get period symptoms each time. My dd is now 4 and a half and I am 7 months pregnant with ds but needed 4 rounds of clomid. Think we left it too long to start ttc.

CrikeyOHare Thu 11-Oct-12 22:38:07

I have polycystic ovaries - no symptoms, though, and I only know I do because they were seen by a surgeon during an op years ago.

Anyway - my periods were very, very irregular from when they started right up until after I had DS, 16 years ago. Since then they have been every 28 days on the button. No idea why - but in my case, pregnancy seemed to kick start something hormonally, and maybe that will happen for you.

controlpantsandgladrags Fri 12-Oct-12 16:59:49

My periods came back when dd1 was 6 months and were regular until we conceived dd2 9 months later. Dd2 is now 2.7 and my periods were on a regular 32 day cycle until this on day 41and no sign of a period sad

I think its pretty common to be regular fora year or two following childbirth before the pcos rears its ugly head again.

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 12-Oct-12 17:17:08

PCOS is not something that goes away of its own accord; the cystic follicles on the ovaries always return. It can be managed but there is no one therapy or treatment that will make it go away completely.

OneNiceGreenLeaf Fri 12-Oct-12 19:43:10

Thanks very much for giving your personal experiences, it's really useful to hear. It makes me think we should perhaps think about TTC again a little sooner than I'd thought.

Attila, I am aware that PCOS is a life-long condition and was joking when I referred to being "magically sorted out".

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