How long after you have the baby do you start to have ur period?

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Carolina - posted on 07/17/2011

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My son is almost 15 months old and I still have not gotten my period. I breastfed exclusively until he started solid at 6 months. At 10 months, I reduced down to only 2 feeds a day. At 13 months, I reduced down to only one feed before bed. I recently have weaned him, and still no period! But my doctor said that it could take a few months after you stop breastfeeding completely for some women to get their periods back.

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Jenny - posted on 07/15/2011

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I had my baby in april and I stopped having the bleeding the beggining of may so altogether I was bleeding for 2 and a half weeks but since then I havent seen a bit ive taken 7 pregnancy tests and im not pregnant and im not breastfeeding as I sadly lost my baby at 27 weeks so im wondering if mayb that has something to do with me not seeing a period im starting to get abit worried about it but im too scared to see a nurse or doctor about it I have a child already who is now 4 years old n he was born early I had the post partem bleeding but after that I was on every 4weeks without fail so I dont understand y this time its different if anyone has had the same problem please help it would mean alot thanks to you all x

Amy - posted on 03/03/2010

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I got mine back 4.5 months after i had my baby boy, exactly a month after i stopped breastfeeding. But every ones different!

Tiffany - posted on 03/02/2010

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after having my daughter i bled for 6 weeks and then it was back to about every 28 days

Keeshea - posted on 03/02/2010

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hm.... about 3 months after giving birth to my son. My periods are not regular tho. Prior to getting pregnant, I had a visit from my AF every 25 days. Post birth however, my AF visits willynilly. (sometimes 24, other times 26, etc - you get the picture.) My doctor said that this is not a problem but if I want to regulate my AF more - I could take some hormones. I'm thinking about it and might do it in the future.

Jessica - posted on 03/02/2010

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it was the same with both of mine...about two months after birth...I only had bleeding after they were born for a few days and then nothing until two months later.

Kaylene - posted on 03/02/2010

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I bled after my c-section for almost 6 weeks. Then my period came 2 weeks later and was super bad for 3 days. Breastfeeding didn't work out for me so I stopped a week after I had her. I have not got my second period yet but should be getting it in the next few days.

Stacie - posted on 03/01/2010

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with my first son i had a miscarred a month before i got preg wil my boi then fall preg straight away with my boi jacob so from then til my boi was 3 i didnt have a period.
then with my younger boi i got it two months after having him and im preg again

Cherity - posted on 03/01/2010

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really it just depends on the person...i had some really bad post-partum bleeding for like 9 weeks after I had my son...once that stopped i had like 4 days of no blood then I started back on Valentine's day...oh boy...talk about a ruined night lol. If you are worried about it though you should call your doctor...I did and they assured me everything was fine.

Jessica - posted on 03/01/2010

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Yeah its different for everyone. My son is 8.5 months old and I finally got mine a few weeks ago. I'm breastfeeding and I think it happened because he finally started sleeping longer stretches at night, so I'm only nursing him once at night, if at all.

Sarah - posted on 03/01/2010

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I didn't get them back until after I stopped breast feeding which I did for about 12 months. I think its different for everybody though =)

Melissa - posted on 03/01/2010

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After the birth of my son i had bleeding for 3 weeks. I started my period 9 weeks after he was born so i think it totally is different with each individual.

Kathleen - posted on 03/01/2010

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3 children now and i had the post partum bleeding for 6 weeks then light periods from them on after until i stopped breastfeeding then normal But everyone can be different

Sharron - posted on 03/01/2010

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Wow! I really learnt a thing or two after reading through the replies. Cos I didn't understand why my period didn't come for 2 mths after I had my daughter. As I am 41yrs old already, I really thought that I was into a stage of menopause and it worried me so much. Thanks ladies for your helpful input.

Emily - posted on 03/01/2010

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the bleeding directly after birth isn't a period, it's called lochia...your uterus is shedding all of the lining that was built up during pregnancy. It can last for several days, or several weeks depending on the woman. You can then start your period as soon as a month (or less) after the lochia has stopped. Some women experience a delay in re-starting their period when they are exclusively breastfeeding, some women don't...it all depends on your individual body and how it responds to milk production. I got my period three weeks after the Lochia stopped....and I nursed both of my kid exclusively for a year.....

Koral - posted on 03/01/2010

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i had my period straight away after both my children and i had it for about 4 to 6 weeks straught and it sucked

Karol - posted on 02/28/2010

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Yes I would have to agree. My daughter was in the NICU for a month and I was nursing and pumping and i got my when she was 6.5 months and she is now 9 months. My youngest boy I kinda was nursing and I got my 2 months later and my oldest boy I didn't nurse at all and I didn't get one for 3 months. I had c-sections with all three so of course I had that gunk. It just totally depends on your body.

Toni - posted on 02/28/2010

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It depends. I am beast feeding and I just started when my baby was 8 months old. Stress and the number of feedings will determine when your body decides to start the cycle again. Some people even start while breast feeding exclusively. My doctor told me I could go up to one year without a period. I wasn't so lucky.

Emily - posted on 02/28/2010

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Mine started the month after my son (and daughter) was born, AND I was breastfeeding. It all depends on your particular body.

Marissa - posted on 02/28/2010

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I breast fed for two weeks, I couldn't handle it. I almost died when I gave birth I hemmoraged so they said it could take forever, or the opposite. I stopped breast feeding after two weeks and two weeks later I was on a regular cycle.

Jessica - posted on 02/28/2010

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like some of the other moms said, it differs. Me i bleed for the full 6 weeks postpartum and i stopped, then 2 weeks after that i had my first period. It really does depend on the person.

Marisa - posted on 02/28/2010

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Okay I guess I'm just strange but after my 4 weeks of bleeding after birth. I started my normal period 2 weeks later..ugh! I've had friends tell me they did not get their monthly until child turned 1 years old...I breastfed and formula med ..good luck to you!

Angela - posted on 02/28/2010

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Every woman is different. In most cases if you are breastfeeding, you wont get it until you introduce solids or start weaning. Formula feed babies, moms usually get it after a month or two. I am breastfeeding and it has been 5 months...and still no sign of it! :)

Jackie - posted on 02/28/2010

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I breastfed both of my sons and had my period 3 weeks after each of their births. It was regular from then on. Everyone is different, I guess. I don't think I am in the norm.

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I had my period after I had the contraceptive implant put in 3 weeks after birth. It totally depends on your body. If your breastfeeding it usually takes longer to return.

Kelly - posted on 02/28/2010

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if u are brestfeeding u might not till u stop if not brest feeding then 4-8 wks if not by then talk to healt visitor

Melanie - posted on 02/27/2010

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well Ladie's, I want to thank everyone for all their input. Madison is 9 weeks on tuesday and i stopped bleeding about 3 weeks ago and I hated it. I did have unprotected sex a couple times since i have had her so that is why i am so nervous.....LOL! That is a BIG deal for me because i am epileptic and i am 35 years old and the dr's think if i were to get pregnant again then there would be a very big risk of problems.....SO needless to say i am hoping that the insurance company will say that they will tie my tubes or do the IUD!!!

Natalie - posted on 02/27/2010

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I've only just got my period back & my baby is 8 months old today. I breastfed him until he was 24 weeks old. Depends if you breastfeed or not & of cause everyone is a different

Jenny - posted on 02/27/2010

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Breastfeeding plays a big role in when you start getting your period again. When you breast feed, it tells your body to not produce your period (I dont know the whole process) and usually when you stop breast feeding, your body acclimates itself and you will start getting your periods again. My son was born Oct 30th and I was not able to breast feed. I got my period in January. Everyone is different. Check with your doctor if you are concerned!

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My daughter was almost 9 months old when my period started back. I too was hoping it would stay away longer! I continue to breastfeed. So far the first two have been quite heavy & very painful which is not my norm. Hopefully it will only get better!

Sarah - posted on 02/27/2010

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I don't know what's going on with my crazy system! I have been exclusively feeding my 5 month old formula for about 3 fulls months now & I STILL haven't had a period. I was worried that I was prego again so I took a pregnancy test & it came back negative. So, who knows? I have my 6 month postpartum checkup with my OB/GYN next month & if it hasn't come back by then I will definitely bring it up.

Erin - posted on 02/27/2010

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for me, i bled for about a week PP, then a week off, then bled for another 3 weeks... then 1 week off, and had my first period. then 3 weeks off, and had another period... i'm EBFing, so it really just depends on you and your body. a better person to ask, would be the women in your family, to see what is normal for them.

Clare - posted on 02/27/2010

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well i had bleeding for 10 whole weeks after baby was born hated it then after that stoped came 1 month after now everything is ok

Melissa - posted on 02/27/2010

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i had mine 5 wks after she was born but i am unable to bf.....so it depends, if you ebf it will be longer.....

Amanda - posted on 02/27/2010

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i honestly don't remember with the first two but after #3 it was a whopping 7 months before i started the monthly bleed. Perhaps because i was nursing full time....Within 5 months of restarting my period i was pregnant again....so it'll be awhile before i get another. (i'm 14 weeks along atm)

Candice - posted on 02/27/2010

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im not breastfeeding ... its been 6 1/2 months since tyson was born and ive gotten it 3 times ( but all in the same month ...let just say it wassnntn fun ) and now nothing since.

Crystal - posted on 02/27/2010

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I have had 3 children and every time was pretty much the same. I had bleeding for a month after the baby was born, and then got right on track after that.

Emily - posted on 02/27/2010

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Depends if you are breastfeeding or not. If breastfeeding, you could go many many months to a year or more without seeing a period. If you're formula feeding, it will be much sooner.

Kari - posted on 02/27/2010

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My period started back after 7 months, I am still breastfeeding and was hoping that it would stay away a little longer, but no such luck. The first one seemed really heavy and then I went almost two month without another, now it's seems pretty regular.

Mel - posted on 02/27/2010

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Depends on the person. Some people start getting their period pretty soon after the birth of their baby. Breastfeeding can play a part in suppressing ovulation. My son is 14 months old and I still haven't had a period. From what I've heard, though, some people get their period once they stop BFing at night and the baby sleeps through, some people get their period back once they introduce solids into their babies' diet. Some people don't get their period back until they stop BFing altogether (my son BF's twice a day). Obviously, if you are feeding your baby formula, your periods would come back sooner. My friends who fed their babies formula all said that their period came back within 3 weeks. It's all an individual thing, really.

Sheree - posted on 02/27/2010

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after the post partum bleeding stopped it was 4 weeks, then regular from there for me. But i have read before a lot of different things and some people not getting them for months :)

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