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1st period after pregnancy

(16 Posts)
Jenjen85 Mon 05-Aug-13 20:13:46

I had my DD 4 weeks ago and stopped bleeding after 2 weeks. Just wondering when I am likely to get my first period?? Been having a few periodish pains on my left handside today so I don't know if its on its way? When did everyone else get their periods after having a baby

PicnicPie Tue 06-Aug-13 13:56:04

Are you breastfeeding?

I think when you bf it takes longer to come back. My DD is 7 months and ebf. My first period was just after she turned 6 months by which tume i had introduced solids.

DoItTooJulia Tue 06-Aug-13 13:58:11

I ebf'd my baby and it came back at around 4 weeks.

Jenjen85 Tue 06-Aug-13 14:04:36

No not breast feeding I'm assuming it will be soon tho??

DoItTooJulia Tue 06-Aug-13 14:06:34

I reckon so. Crap isn't it?

Shellywelly1973 Tue 06-Aug-13 14:19:13

When i didn't breastfeed it was 5 Weeks...

TallyGrenshall Tue 06-Aug-13 14:21:39

Mine was about 3 months and I ff

GiveMeVegemite Tue 06-Aug-13 19:45:09

5 months.

Sonnet18 Fri 13-May-16 15:10:26

Just wondering when AF returns after giving birth? I'm 12 weeks postpartum and ff (and have done since day one) and still no sign.
I took a pregnancy test (which is negative-phew!) and haven't DTD for 3 weeks so can't be pregnant! Any thoughts would be helpful!

Sonnet18 Fri 13-May-16 15:10:50

Woops wrong thread!

IamChipmunk Fri 13-May-16 20:09:15

I ebf and mine came back after 3 months!

Noodledoodledoo Sat 14-May-16 23:34:55

I ebf and got mine back before my 6 week check up with the Dr!! Can't remember exactly when but was most annoyed!!

Rocket82 Sun 15-May-16 10:59:29

I think this can be very variable. I ebf and got mine at 5 months. A friend also bf and I think it was nearly 3 years!

SnuffleGruntSnorter Sun 15-May-16 11:07:01

Still waiting at 11 months here...

SnuffleGruntSnorter Sun 15-May-16 11:07:24

Oh stupid ghost thread

Sonnet18 Sun 15-May-16 12:50:28

I don't know if mine came back or not! Stopped bleeding by 6 weeks but around 8.5 weeks postpartum I had this really light bleeding that I thought was the beginning of my period but it was sooooo light and kinda pink in colour. However, it did last 4 days (similar to a period) so I'm wondering if it was in fact a period or if it was just some random spotting from the birth. I'm hoping something shows up this week as that'll be 4 weeks since the little light bleed, which would indicate that it was a period! Ugh, so confusing!

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