No period?

Jessica - posted on 01/18/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )




I just had my first baby in October 2011, I had my last period in november and in december I had thought that I got the go ahead to resume regular activity but wasnt sure. My family dr was supposed to to my 6 week check up but only asked a few questions, Im not sure what is all involved in a 6 week check up but im not sure if mine was acctually done or not. In december I didnt get a period and had thought that maybe I was pregnant. It is now January and I still havent got my period and went to the dr to get a pregnancy test done that came back negative. I was wondering if anyone had any answers as to why Im not getting my period??


Lyssa - posted on 01/26/2012




it takes literally months for all your hormones to go back to normal. don't worry, every womans cycle is different after they have a baby. my daughter just turned 1 yesterday, and i've only had 3 since she was born. from a nursing standpoint, don't stress about it just yet.

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Mae - posted on 07/31/2014




Do i have to worry about my condition,.Im nt havin my monthly period for a year already.I am exclusively a bseastfeed mom to my 1&half year daughter.Since I gave birth I had only once.Pls.advise me on what should I do to gain back my regular period.Im worried about my situation.TIA

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Are you breastfeeding? It can be totally normal not to have a period at all while you breastfeed. I am yet to have a period from my May 2011 birth, because of breastfeeding. But also it can take time for things to get back into their old rythem.

Vicki - posted on 01/22/2012




Not sure what you mean by 'go-ahead to resume regular activity'. If you mean start having sex again you don't need dr permission to do that! If you don't want to get pregnant again use contraception, whether you have had your period or not as it's possible to ovulate without actually having your period.

Menstruation can be delayed months after birth, even without breastfeeding. I breastfeed, still feeding at 2.5 years, my period came back 18 months after the birth.

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Just depends on your body....and your body will change. My first child was breastfed and I did not get a period until after I stopped breastfeeding at 13 months. My second was breastfed but my period started back up around the time he was three or four months. Now with my third born this past October, I have not been breastfeeding for about five weeks and still have not had a period. No matter what, use some form of contraception...probably condoms until you know for sure if you are pregnant. Good luck!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/21/2012




It can take a while for your hormones to regulate. If you are BFing, it can delay periods for longer. Use back up birthcontrol, cause you can ovulate at anytime. All in all, don't worry. It is quite normal. I did BF and with my son, I did not get my period for 5 months. With my daughter, it was more like 7-9 months. When you do get it, it may be very light for a few months. Once again, it can take a long time for your hormones to regulate.

Kellie - posted on 01/18/2012




What kind of test did you do? Was it a blood test? If it wasn't a blood test I'd get one.

That being said it's probably just your body getting back to normal, it took hmm I'm not exactly sure but I think it took me at least 3 months to get somewhat back to normal with my cycle and even then it definitely wasn't the same as before I'd had my daughter.

It does take a while for all the pregnancy hormones to settle and and for your hormones to regulate again, 10 months is a long time of being pregnant and having pregnancy hormones so it makes sense it takes a little while to settle down after having baby.

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