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Did anyone's periods get less painful or lighter after having a baby? And ibuprofen and bfing question as well.
I am starting to get signs that my first post-pregnancy period is on its way, and I am upset! I have always had horrendous heavy painful periods (one or two days off school a month), and then I went on the pill and that controlled it somewhat. Came off to conceive and luckily only had a few before becoming pg. And they weren't too bad.
Now I am getting slightly nausea, constipation, achy (sp?) legs, and it is bringing it all back. I don't want to stop breastfeeding and going back on the pill and I don't think I can take ibuprofen which was the only thing which helped before. Any advice?
You can take Ibuprofen I believe. Worth a quick chat to a pharmacist. My periods used to be terrible too and were lighter afer ds but gradually started getting worse again. Different for everyone though obviously, I quite probably have endometriosis although fairly mildly so being pg will have helped.