How long did your first period last after you had your baby?
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Samantha - posted on 02/07/2010
i have the after birth period for 5 weeks and then didnt get my period until about 9 and a half weeks after that... it was crazy heavy for the first 3 or 4 days and slowed down but only lasted a week which is not normal for me at all.. i usually have weekend periods thursday night to monday morning very light so it was crazy how bad my cramps were.. never had them before.. i breastfeed for the first 6 weeks and was on the mini pill thats ok when you breastfeeding for about 5 weeks... now im on the patch
Helaina - posted on 06/19/2013
Had my afterbirth period for about a week or two then stopped. Now my baby will be 6 months next week and finally just got my 1 st real period. Its been over a year and several months since I had it. Yes, I thought I was pregnant again, but u have to have sex to get pregnant right?!! LOL I'm not on any birth control and been mostly breast feeding her.
Katie - posted on 02/03/2010
I had implanon put in at 6weeks, and a couple of weeks later I got a light period that lasted for three weeks. When I normally have light-med period that is 5-7 days (previously on implanon for 7.5 years).
Haven't had another one since, which is normal for me to have bigger gaps than 4 weeks, often 8 weeks.
Everyone's response is different.
It seems a large range of experiences occurs.
Some are lucky to return to their normal.
Ask your family health nurse or family doctor if you are worried.
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