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How soon can you have a period after labour?

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Kathryn160417 Tue 09-May-17 02:42:03


I am 3 weeks postpartum and my bleeding has returned as heavy as a normal period(for me that isn't an excessive amount) and is very bright red. It has basically stopped.
However I have read that your first period is usually 5 - 6 weeks after?? So could this be my period? I'm only wondering as it is a few weeks early and wanting to make sure nothing is wrong. Did anyone else get theirs so early??

Bubbinsmakesthree Tue 09-May-17 05:40:02

My bleeding stopped and then came back with another round of fresh blood after about 2 weeks - heard from a number of people that the same happened to them.

I think it can vary a lot as to when your periods return - if you're breastfeeding then it's common for them not to return as long as you are still feeding regularly.

At this stage I would think it's just more lochia not a period.

spacefrog35 Tue 09-May-17 06:02:37

Lochia can stop and start especially if you overdo things so it's not necessarily your period. Definitely have a chat with your HV if you're concerned but I doubt it's anything to worry about.

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