how soon after a c section is your first period?

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Rymc-mathilda - posted on 07/19/2012

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i had my c-section 3/26 and after 3 months i got my period, that was june 15. And now for the month of july, my period didn't get back yet, and i'm worried for my situation now. Do anyone from you had the same case like mine? my daughter was breastfed for about 2 1/2 and mixed with formula. please reply. thanks.

Alicia - posted on 11/30/2009

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I had a c-section, bleed for 3 weeks (lochia or whatever) and then got my period at 6 weeks.

Brandi - posted on 11/29/2009

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My daughter was formula feed and my period was back after 6 weeks, my son is breastfed and I still haven't got it yet (and hes almost 10 months old)

Molly - posted on 11/29/2009

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As I understand it, you can get your period at any time. But if you are breastfeeding full-time, that will most likely hold it off for a while. You'll probably "leak" for a few weeks, then get your period back sometime around 6 months...but it depends on your breastfeeding schedule and probably a bunch of other hormonal things...

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Michelle - posted on 12/01/2009

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My first and fifth babies were born via c-section, and I got my period back after 8 months and at 1 year, respectively. My other three were born vaginally, and I got my period back at about 8 months, 1 year, and 6 months, respectively. All were exclusively breastfed.

Miranda - posted on 11/30/2009

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It varies with each woman. I had a c-section on 2-22 and exclusively breastfed my child, I had no sign of my period until October and it was not like my pre-pregnancy periods. I currently have the mirena in and was actually quite surprised of having it, but I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later?! :)

Cristina - posted on 11/30/2009

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I had a C-Section on May 26 and haven't had a period. I also got the Mirena IUD shortly after my 6 week checkup, so that, along with breastfeeding, may have something to do with it.

Michelle - posted on 11/30/2009

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I have been wondering the same thing. My little bubba is 11.5 months and I have had no sign of my cycle coming back.

Liane - posted on 11/30/2009

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I have had c-sections with all three of my children. I also bf all three and did not start to have a period until 9 months after my two oldest stopped nursing. I am currently exclusively bf my 5 month old and have yet to have a period.

Leigh Anne - posted on 11/30/2009

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I had a c-section with my first and breastfed her until she was 14 months and then got my 1st period. Now with my second I also had a c-section and am breastfeeding as well and still have yet to receive one and don't expect to until he's done nursing and he's 12 wks old currently.

Katie - posted on 11/29/2009

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i had a c section, and am breastfeeding fulltime, and have been getting my period on time, every single month since i gave birth. once a month, for 5 days, at the same flow i was having before i fell pregnant.

Kimberly - posted on 11/29/2009

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I had a c-section with my first (I don't think the delivery method, though, affects when your period will come back...) and after the initial 4 to 5 weeks of lochia or whatever they call it, then I didn't get my period until my son was 9 months old, and he was being exclusively breastfed (though with the addition of solids around 5-6 months...) Then I got preggo again 2 months later (on purpose) so those nasty cycles are gone again for a while! :)

J - posted on 11/29/2009

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I know everyone is different. I also had a c-sec. and I am nursing my son, born 2/16, and I just had it at the beginning of the month. So that was almost 9 months for me.

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