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Period after having baby ?

(23 Posts)
Tia2005 Sun 18-Oct-15 23:00:29

How soon after having baby does your period start ? I had baby 5 weeks ago

hatters Sun 18-Oct-15 23:03:46

It can be different for everyone I think. DS2 is 5 months and mine hasn't come back yet.
I think it takes longer if you are breastfeeding.

grumpysquash Sun 18-Oct-15 23:07:05

Some folk will tell you that it doesn't come if you are breastfeeding, and for some it doesn't. Mine did. Varied with different babies, but between 8-10 weeks after birth each time (I was ebf). It can be sooner if you don't bf.

My GP said it was surprising the number of ladies that turn up for a post natal check at 6-8 weeks and are already pregnant again!

Twistedheartache Sun 18-Oct-15 23:08:57

I've just had my first one & Dd2 turns 1 in 2 weeks. Have virtually stopped breastfeeding now.

Tia2005 Sun 18-Oct-15 23:09:51

I had. Sex 3 weeks after and the condom split / come off , hope I'm not pregnant some one told me it's not likely that soon after giving birth

Cel982 Sun 18-Oct-15 23:09:54

She'll be two next month and I'm still waiting!
Am breastfeeding though so obviously that's a big factor.

Tia2005 Sun 18-Oct-15 23:10:22

3 weeks after giving birth that is

Tia2005 Sun 18-Oct-15 23:10:58

I'm not bf

CultureSucksDownWords Sun 18-Oct-15 23:12:16

It was about 11 months after giving birth, when my DS started sleeping for the whole night (10 hrs or so). That's quite common apparently if you're wholly breastfeeding. If you're not breastfeeding then it can be as soon as 4 weeks after giving birth.

AuntieVenom Mon 19-Oct-15 00:52:49

Mine came back 6 weeks after having my baby and it was a horror. No-one warned me that the first one was likely to be bad so my poor husband had to go on an emergency run for maternity pads as it was the only thing that coped with the blood loss.

LittleBearPad Mon 19-Oct-15 00:55:55

You can ovulate without having a period.

Dixiechick17 Mon 19-Oct-15 03:35:27

I hate to say it, but I was told you are at your most fertile in the weeks after giving birth, which is why I went back on the pill despite breastfeeding. I'd take a test just in case.

Emus Mon 19-Oct-15 03:51:39

My ds2 is 15 weeks and I got my period at 9 weeks. I'm also not BF. With ds1 my period didn't arrive for 7/8 months though so that's a massive difference!

Bored12345 Mon 19-Oct-15 03:52:55

15 months first time. 4 months second

WheresMyBurrito Mon 19-Oct-15 04:35:54

Yeahh I'd be taking a test if I were you.

ispyfispi Mon 19-Oct-15 09:25:22

19 months for me

ispyfispi Mon 19-Oct-15 09:39:30

And yes you are often most fertile in the immediate postnatal period. God knows why!

Sighing Mon 19-Oct-15 10:35:28

I breastfed. My period took 4 weeks after the post birth bleeding stopped (DC1 and 6 weeks DC2). It's really down to your body.
If you have any reason to suspect pregnancy do a test.

nephrofox Mon 19-Oct-15 10:37:16

6 months first time and 4 months second time. Non-exclusive breast feeder.

Stinkilinky Mon 19-Oct-15 11:00:11

Nearly 4 months for me. I breastfed for the first 3 weeks

Ava50x Tue 20-Oct-15 12:43:13

My baby is 7 weeks old, i'm fully breastfeeding and got my period this past Saturday smile

I think everyone is different...

Frazzled2207 Tue 20-Oct-15 18:12:26

8 months, which was about 6 weeks after stopping breastfeeding.

whittlefish Wed 21-Oct-15 16:28:31

Mine came back 5 1/2 weeks post birth hardly had a break between post birth bleeding and that starting which was annoying. It was very heavy and very red but apparently the next one should be more normal fingers crossed. I have been bottlefeeding

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