Advanced search

Pregnant? See how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

post pregnancy how long till your first period?? [worried]

(11 Posts)
terilou87 Fri 11-Jan-13 22:15:03

so i dont know if this is even the correct place but i gave birth on the 18/11/2012 bleed for 2.5 weeks (tmi sorry) but still havn't come on,
im waiting to start the pill, im using condoms for now but had a drunken night and forgot a few weeks ago.
Really worried i have done a test and neg but i could of took it too early, it wouldn't be so bad but i have 4 children and my eldest is 5 i dont think im even nearly ready for another or if i even want anymore, i wouldnt even concider abortion but i know my d/p doesn't want anymore for a long time or even ever deffo not yet, anyway just stressing,probably worrying over nothing.

my question is how long was it before your first period after birth, not including the bleed strait away. im sure id had it already with all my others. confused

wearymum200 Fri 11-Jan-13 22:21:15

Might depend if you're breastfeeding. I had none until 9 to 12 months after my dc were born

EnchantedBunny Fri 11-Jan-13 22:22:05

My ds is almost 8 months old and I've not had my period yet. Mind you I am breastfeeding.

RobinSparkles Fri 11-Jan-13 22:22:44

With my last baby it was over 12 weeks before my period returned. Are you breast feeding? If you are they tend not to return for a while - sometimes it can be a year, I think. I'm not certain because I bottle fed but it was still around 13 weeks for me.

I remember panicking because I have a friend who gave birth 2 weeks earlier and she texted me to tell me that she was pg again. I thought, "omg, she knows she's pg - I haven't had a period! How would I know?" But no, it was fine!

jimblejambles Fri 11-Jan-13 22:27:14

With ds1 it was 8 months and he was bottle fed from 6 weeks. After ds2 it came back after 17 weeks and he was exclusively breast fed

Debs75 Fri 11-Jan-13 22:31:14

DD1 16 months, bf till 8 months
DS 4 months, bf till 1 month
DD2 14 months, bf till 3.5. Got pregnant with dd4 the very next month
DD3 14 months, still bf

It varies I suppose

MrsApplepants Fri 11-Jan-13 22:35:32

Period came 8 weeks after birth, but didn't bf at all

SummerRainIsADistantMemory Fri 11-Jan-13 22:41:49

Never had one between dd and ds1, conceived when she was 9m

12 months after ds1

17 months after ds2 shock

I breastfeed all of them for 12m, 30m and 34m respectively.

Cakethrow Fri 11-Jan-13 22:46:02

Just had DC3, 22 months between 1 & 2 and 2 & 3.

I haven't had a period since before DC1 was conceived (she's 4 in March)!

I have BFed all of them though.

ThedementedPenguin Fri 11-Jan-13 22:51:24

My period started week 6/7 after I gave birth, I hate it sad

Beamur Fri 11-Jan-13 22:54:33

About a year, but was still bf.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: