Irregular periods after childbirth?

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I had one regular period after pregnancy and then nothing. I have taken 2 pregnancy tests and they are negative? Anyone else experience irregular periods after pregnancy?

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Tumie - posted on 10/08/2013

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i have the same experience dear, my son is three months old and i had my period once on august 13 and never had one, i did a home pregnancy test and it turned out negative and i don't have any pregnancy signs.....um so scared, is it normal?

Mullai - posted on 04/21/2013

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my baby was 10mnth. last 3mnths my periods was regular. but this month 2weeks crossed i dnt get periods. but i hav pain regularly before periods i wil get that pain. nw also i can feel that. but why no bleed? i hav some pain n stomach upset. ifeel restless

Sarah - posted on 09/01/2013

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I had given birth to my baby and after that i have regular periods for three months and then the periods stops.i always used precaution whenever i did it except once but i have
used "unwanted 72" pill at that time and now pregnancy tests shows positive. i am not sure if i am pregnant. can anybody help me....????

Evelyn - posted on 07/26/2013

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I had Aanayah on 7th of April and I bled for a few weeks n my period started right after that and it has not been normal since. I had one the first week of July this month n I have just started another one again, is this normal?

Marissa - posted on 01/18/2014

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I too got my period back for one month when my son was two months only! Now i am a week overdue and having pains but not period not sure if I should test!

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Katie - posted on 07/24/2014

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I just had my baby girl almost 6 months ago not breast feeding and I had 3 regular periods but last month was a few days late and now this month im 4 days late but u have been stressed and sick and went camping and also walking all the time and I have had sex quit a few times with out condom.... should I be worried??

Anna - posted on 03/24/2014

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2 months after giving birth i had my period it was normal 5 days now i am experiencing a brown discharge a week before my expected period . i am very worrid . please help

Osadebe Esther - posted on 12/22/2013

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I had my baby 2ru CS october 17 2012 nd I started seeing my period after 9months.I saw it just 2/3 months and it stopped till after 2months it started again.Now am in d 5month nd I v not seen it for d past 2months now.I have gone for Pregnancy test nd its negative.What should I do?

Lauren - posted on 10/21/2013

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hello i have just had a baby 5weeks ago and my period lasted for four weeks i have just came of them last week and today i have found that there's some blood down below , but iv been on the 21day pill for about a week now and before that av had to take 2 emergancy morning after pills so am not sure what this could be also mad cramping aswell has anyone got a bit of advise??

Gahliema - posted on 09/25/2013

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I had a stillbirth in May 2013 and trying to conceive did you manage to get pregnant again

Lana - posted on 06/03/2013

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HI Iza
i too am in the same position as you! i am sorry for your loss but want to congratulate you on your little guardian angel! i lost my son on nove 9, 2012...my husband and i are trying again...would like to hear what you are doing during these times as i am part of a group on here under the community "Motherhood after the death of a child"
keep strong!

Donna - posted on 02/04/2013

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It actually only started yesterday, and it's stopped...it was so faint and slight...kept thinking my period was going to start. Most websites say it is old blood and nothing to be worried about. But thanks for the advice, I will go to the Doctor's if it happens again and no period....some women said that this happens to them a day or two before their period starts.

Iza - posted on 02/04/2013

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I just want to say as a mum to stillborn child, to all mothers with same tragedy that God never make mistakes and as soon we stop asking ourselves why me, we will be better quicker. We have little beautiful Angel in heaven which belongs to us and for that we should be greatfull. One day we will understand why this happens to us, everything happens for a reason.

Iza - posted on 02/04/2013

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Donna I think you should see your doctor. Brown discharge is never good. Better if they check.

Iza - posted on 02/04/2013

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Donna I think you should see your doctor. Brown discharge is never good. Better if they check.

Donna - posted on 02/04/2013

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I have not had a regular period since my son was born in October...I had one by taking a weeks worth of birth control then stopping...now two months later...badddd PMS...very slight brownish discharge when I wipe and moderate to severe cramping for last 2 weeks.

Stacy - posted on 01/31/2013

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for one I just want to say that you all are soo strong to have been through that. I absolutely could not fathom... Hope that yall are still making it through ok

Iza - posted on 01/31/2013

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Hi I had my boy stillborn on 30.11.2012, I had same like you. I stop bleeding, but after I had same like you when wiping see some blood with discharge like not heavy enough to drop. This will go and you will have period. I had it like this. Everything needs to clear out slowly, don't worry. If you have more concerns ask your midwife. I guess your bereavement midwife still visits you. She should check for you.

Iza - posted on 01/31/2013

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Hi I had my boy stillborn on 30.11.2012, I had same like you. I stop bleeding, but after I had same like you when wiping see some blood with discharge like not heavy enough to drop. This will go and you will have period. I had it like this. Everything needs to clear out slowly, don't worry. If you have more concerns ask your midwife. I guess your bereavement midwife still visits you. She should check for you.

Jade Marie - posted on 01/15/2013

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hi im having the same problem i had my little boy 9 weeks ago but unfortunatly he was stillborn.. i finished bleeding from birth about 3-4 weeks ago, and now im having a brown sort of blood that only appears when i wipe its not even heavy enough to drip on to the pad its only when i wipe im not sure if this is my period but can some please help me, my friends say it is my period as i have sore boobs and upper back pain and stomach pains, but this is nothing like my other periods i used to have before i fell pregnant its so so light that im kind of thinking its not what do all you suggest. i would be very gratefull if some one can reply to my message x

Lydia - posted on 12/11/2012

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My Doctor told me that it could take up to a year for your body to resume its normal menstrual cycle. I had my daughter 3 months ago and have yet to have a period. Also, if you are breastfeeding you may not get a period.

Sonam - posted on 12/08/2012

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i had three to four regular periodsafter birth and now i've missed my period, i have taken pregnency test and it is negative...is there any reasons?

Anjali - posted on 10/31/2012

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Hi I am facing the same issue but i havent undergone the pregnancy tests... am tensed !!! wat to do???

Stacy - posted on 09/04/2012

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when you breast fed you wont have a period until you stop, when I stopped it took two months to start back

Yaneth - posted on 05/08/2012

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I can say im good sometimes it comes every moth sometimes in a month & a half but im normal been like before i had my baby but i had my period for 2weeks when i had my baby so it was much of time.

Megan - posted on 04/25/2012

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I had DS on Nov 8th, bled for about 6 weeks, and have had a period almost every month but my cycle is now 40+ days. I don't know if I'll ever be normal again!

Gail - posted on 04/05/2010

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my son was born on dec 13 and i have had one regular period but this is my fourth pregnancy so i have experienced irregular periods after pregnancy before

Lainie - posted on 04/05/2010

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My baby was born Dec 25 i bled for about 3 weeks and had the depo shot at my 6 week check up. Around 10 weeks i got a period that lasted almost 2 weeks. Most people i know on depo only get periods every 3 months with their next shot.

Matissa - posted on 04/05/2010

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Well i have an appointment this ffriday, and i plan on getting some answers!!!!!!!!!!!

Kayleigh - posted on 04/05/2010

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my son was born 3rd dec my postpartum bleed lasted two weeks and then ive had two periods, last one was 16th feb

i dont breastfeed because of complications so this cant be the cause!

any one know why i'm having irregular periods after giving birth?

Christie - posted on 04/04/2010

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i bled for 6 wks then got my first period when baby was 9 wks old and bled till she was 13.5wks old. I had an examination done to check for infection the week before last so need to check results - missed getting them due to easter break, but have stopped bleeding now and baby is 15wks tomorrow so sure all is fine just bodies recvering from birth i imagine.

Matissa - posted on 04/04/2010

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i have an appointment this tuesday coming up and im going to get a full exam, i want to know is it the shot, is it because of the csection or what, because i cant go on bleeding everyday like this. When i was on the pill, i only bled when it was time and i might not have bled that whole week, maybe three days...idk, im going to get some answers!

Hilary - posted on 04/04/2010

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i had mine on monday an i havent stopped bleeding since. it must be something to do with the birth as I had depo for 2 years before and my periods stopped. I hope I stop bleeding soon tho :( x

Matissa - posted on 04/04/2010

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Hi my baby was born on Dec 5th, i bled for the six weeks and every day after that!!! HELP! Could it be that depo shot...anyone having this type of problem? Should i switch back to the pill or get it all out of my system until im regular again?????? And then get some other form of birthcontrol>>>!!!

Hilary - posted on 04/04/2010

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my baby was born on the 1st of dec, i had one period on the week of the 7th of feb (my bday wk not happy lol) and had one this week!!! 2months later, but i have had the contrceptive pill so that might have something to do with it. are u ladies back on the contraception? x

Nicole - posted on 04/03/2010

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if you are breast feeding they, it could be possibly that you will not have your periods until after you are completely done breastfeeding. they advise you of that chance, also depending on the birth control you are on. many of them affect your periods in way where its very light or none at all, just a couple possibilities!

Leigh - posted on 04/03/2010

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with my last one I got back "regular" quickly with a period every 26 days but now with this one born Dec 2nd I have had one period and nothing since, pregnancy tst negative (thank goodness)

Jasmyn - posted on 04/02/2010

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my girl was born on chrissie and i bled for about 5 weeks and had one period since then

Stephanie - posted on 04/02/2010

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I still haven't had my period yet and my son was born on Dec 1st. I exclusively breastfeed and I know that can play a factor in it too. It takes awhile to get back on a regular cycle.

Helen - posted on 04/02/2010

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Same here, babies born 24th Dec, few weeks bleeding afterwards but nothing since. Here's hoping it's just my body recovering... I couldn't cope with more just yet!

Danielle - posted on 04/01/2010

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My son was born dec. 21st i bled for about 4 of the six weeks. then had nothing til about the end of febuary...nothing in march. havent took any tests cuz we've been careful! dont need another one around yet. lol, but i'm guessing its normal to have irregular periods after pregnancy. just my body trying to get back to how it was...

Katie - posted on 04/01/2010

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I also bled for about 6 weeks after my son was born Dec 30 and I have had nothing since. I took 1 pregnancy test 2 or 3 weeks ago and it came back negative, I am going to take another in a week or 2 if it still doesnt come. Mine may be because I gained a lot of weight. The last time I gained a lot of weight I stopped having my period until I got back down to a more normal size.

Carmen - posted on 04/01/2010

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Well now I'm worried cuz I'm the odd one. My baby was born December 22nd and I had 3 weeks of post partum bleeding but not a single period since. I'm breast feeding so that may have somthing to do with it. I too have taken a pregnancy test and it was negative...why haven't I had a period yet??

Dana - posted on 03/31/2010

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Hey, ladies! I'm in the same boat. I bled for 6 weeks after my son was born on Dec 22nd. 2 days later I got my period and 2 weeks after that, got it again. Now I'm expecting to get it because I haven't this month and nothing. Took a pregnancy test and turned out negative. I am really hoping it's just my body getting back to itself.....Hope with me, won't u..? LOL Nice to know I'm not the only one with irregular periods after childbirth though!!

Maggie - posted on 03/31/2010

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Same, I had 6 weeks of postpartum bleeding. a week and a half later I got my period for 4 days. But haven't seen it back the past 2 months

Jaime - posted on 03/31/2010

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My baby was born Dec 17th and I have just finished my 3rd period ... I am regular like clockwork.

Debbie - posted on 03/31/2010

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i think its normal. my baby was born 22 december and have had one period. i was due on about 2 weeks ago and have not had anything yet

Christy - posted on 03/29/2010

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I have also had irregular periods after pregnancy. Prolly just our systems taking time getting back to normal

Colleen - posted on 03/29/2010

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I hear ya - my daughter was born December 15, I have had one period since - Is this normal?????

Gail - posted on 04/05/2010

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my son was born on dec 13 and i have had one regular period but this is my fourth pregnancy so i have experienced irregular periods after pregnancy before

Kayleigh - posted on 04/05/2010

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my son was born 3rd dec my postpartum bleed lasted two weeks and then ive had two periods, last one was 16th feb

i dont breastfeed because of complications so this cant be the cause!

any one know why i'm having irregular periods after giving birth?

Danielle - posted on 04/01/2010

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My son was born dec. 21st i bled for about 4 of the six weeks. then had nothing til about the end of febuary...nothing in march. havent took any tests cuz we've been careful! dont need another one around yet. lol, but i'm guessing its normal to have irregular periods after pregnancy. just my body trying to get back to how it was...

Dana - posted on 03/31/2010

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Hey, ladies! I'm in the same boat. I bled for 6 weeks after my son was born on Dec 22nd. 2 days later I got my period and 2 weeks after that, got it again. Now I'm expecting to get it because I haven't this month and nothing. Took a pregnancy test and turned out negative. I am really hoping it's just my body getting back to itself.....Hope with me, won't u..? LOL Nice to know I'm not the only one with irregular periods after childbirth though!!

Christy - posted on 03/29/2010

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I have also had irregular periods after pregnancy. Prolly just our systems taking time getting back to normal

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