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Periods after babies

(6 Posts)
WindInThePussyWillows Sun 14-Aug-16 09:38:14

Sorry if TMI..

When did your cycles start becoming more regular again after birth / breast feeding?

I've had one period but nothing now for two months. Not suggesting in pregnant but starting to worry now as I have no idea what's normal after birth/stopping BF.

I have 4 month old twins.

MrsMxo Mon 15-Aug-16 12:00:31

Hello, i had my baby 3 weeks ago and have currently stopped bleeding although i still have some gungey looking stuff still coming out ( sorry ha ha! ) however my midwife did tell me that i can take upto 6 months for you too actually have a period and for them to become a normal cycle again, she also said that you can have what seems like a period but its actually just whats left from the pregnancy, so that maybe what you've experienced! smile hope this helps.

SpeakNoWords Mon 15-Aug-16 12:10:17

The range of normal is really wide and varied, and is also related to breastfeeding and how much/often you're feeding.

With DS1 I didn't get my period back until about 13 months, and it was fairly regular from the start. This coincided with night feeds dropping off completely. DS2 is 2 months old, and no sign of a period yet - I'm hoping it will be a similar amount of time to last time.

But plenty of women who are breastfeeding can get their period back really quickly.

PotatoBread Mon 15-Aug-16 16:48:55

Had my DD six weeks ago today and my first period started last Thursday and finished today. A lot heavier than what I had pre-pregnancy! I don't breast feed due to no milk. I used to be v regular so will be interesting to see if I get another in 4 weeks.

BluebellSpirit Tue 23-Aug-16 23:02:03

I stopped breastfeeding a month ago (my baby is 13 months old). I have not had a period yet and no sign of one yet!

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Tue 23-Aug-16 23:08:53

With dd1 my period came back after 2 months and was pretty regular straight away. With dd2 it was 4 months but was quite irregular. She is nearly 8 months now and this is the first cycle that feels 'normal' as in ovulation seems to be happening when it's meant to.

Both breastfed on demand.

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