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#1 Gigimum

Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:46 AM

Hi all,

7 weeks ago i gave birth to our daughter and i have been breastfeeding since. She was bor 28.11.2011 and i had a natural birth i was bleeding until 28.12.2011.

Yesterday 15.01.2012 i was bleeding when i begun to think is this my first period? I also had presymptoms of pre period such as cramps, sore back etc a few days leading up to 15.01.2012. But today i am not bleeding and unsure if this is my first period but it feels as though it is a period just without blood today and unsure how long does the first period last for.

I know i should probably ask a doctor but i am eager to know your stories original.gif
Has this happened to anyone else?

#2 Have3Wanting4

Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:35 PM

I breastfed all my babies. My first two I didn't get my period back for 6-8 months, my last baby I got it back at 7 weeks - I felt ripped off!

#3 RedsGirl

Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:44 PM

Baby 1 I didn't get a period for 9 months, baby 2 I got it back last month, so tha'ts 7ish months. Both bubs fully breastfed.

Did you get any of the 'old'symptoms you used to have? Like cramping or anything else to indicate it could be your period?

My first one back this time was really light, like panty liners did the trick and it lasted maybe 3 days - only had a mild niggly ache. This time however, more crampy and full-on bleeding.

It could be just a last bit of lochia, but I'd suggest you know your body best. It seems soom to me, but lots of women do get them back quite quickly.

#4 Guest_Nemo123_*

Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:35 PM

I got mine back 2 days after the post birth bleeding stopped, and I was fully breastfeeding. Now that is ripped off! Even my male doctor agreed! lol

#5 No girls here

Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE (Nemo123 @ 29/01/2012, 10:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I got mine back 2 days after the post birth bleeding stopped, and I was fully breastfeeding. Now that is ripped off! Even my male doctor agreed! lol



I had 2 weeks for my first and I thought that was bad!

#6 KristyMum-

Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:47 PM

I breastfed all of my term babies too, 12mths, 11mths, 18mths and 11mths respectively.

Mine returned at roughly 10 weeks, 8 weeks, 6 weeks, 4 weeks, 6weeks.
I was not impressed as I was hoping that bfing would get me a lot longer without one
plus having just done the postpartum bleed, I reckon it coming back + NB wasn't fair lol

QUOTE
I got mine back 2 days after the post birth bleeding stopped, and I was fully breastfeeding. Now that is ripped off! Even my male doctor agreed! lol
that is fully fully ripped off lol (eta thinking out loud - not just a break in PP bleeding?) either way... ripped off!

Edited by KristyMum-, 29 January 2012 - 09:47 PM.


#7 JupitersMoon

Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:57 PM

Mine didn't come back until nearly 16 months, but the first one was very short (1.5 days) and light, I wasn't even quite sure it was my period! I've had it every month since though and it has been very very heavy.

#8 muggins_00

Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:11 PM

I didn't get mine back until just after my twins turned 1, but then I bled for majority of the next month and needed meds to stop it. Not looking forward to seeing what the second 2nd cycle does.

#9 Guest_Nemo123_*

Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (KristyMum- @ 29/01/2012, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I breastfed all of my term babies too, 12mths, 11mths, 18mths and 11mths respectively.

Mine returned at roughly 10 weeks, 8 weeks, 6 weeks, 4 weeks, 6weeks.
I was not impressed as I was hoping that bfing would get me a lot longer without one
plus having just done the postpartum bleed, I reckon it coming back + NB wasn't fair lol

that is fully fully ripped off lol (eta thinking out loud - not just a break in PP bleeding?) either way... ripped off!


Definitely was AF as I had recognised that I ovulated 2 weeks earlier so I knew it was coming. PP bleeding stopped at 6 weeks and then AF for a week 2 days later

#10 mum of 3 kids

Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:15 PM

i'd like 2 know this answer also!!

and i am getting alit concerned with my body after having my last child....

i have definally been ripped off once i've had my kids with 'lochia lasting 6 wks with DD1, 4 wks DS & with DD2 a just 1 week with another week of very slight bleeding. but with DD1 & DS period returned to normal after a month whist fully breastfeeding....

this time round after 4 weeks of giving birth i had my 1st slight bleed just o the wipe, for 1 day, then at 6 weeks a heavy bleed lasting 4 days, then 2 weeks after that a small bleed that lasted 5 days with basicly just on wipes; then 2 weeks after that it has returned again! i have no idea as of yet whether to see a doctor about it or if my cycle is still trying 2 sort it self out!! i would love some answers also!!

#11 libbylu

Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

I know several friends that have got their periods back around 2 - 3 months post birth while fully breastfeeding.  I think the first period may be a bit lighter sometimes and a bit irregular to start off with.  I wouldn't worry too much, but definitely look into contraception.

#12 White-Lily

Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:41 PM

Fully BF on demand (until 19 months) and I got my period back at 4 weeks (lochia had only stopped the week before). Very annoyed! First period was light and only lasted a few days.

Second period, 28 days later and just like pre-pregnancy in terms of flow and duration.



#13 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:58 AM

Hi, Mine came back 4 weeks after having DD. So we choose to try for my now DS!!

#14 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:07 AM

DS didn't come back till about 6 months. DD came back at 6 weeks which really sucked.

#15 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:13 AM

dS1 I had back at 4 months (fully BF, no dummies etc)

DS2 is 6 1/2 months and I'm still waiting biggrin.gif






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